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Goldman sparks Florida’s effort to become Wall Street south


To lift up the local workforce, the finance companies would have to hire locally instead of just importing their stars from New York, said Maria Ilcheva, a professor and assistant director of planning and operations at Florida International University's Jorge Perez Metropolitan Center, which studies urban matters.

Florida’s unemployment rate fell, job gains picked up in October as pandemic pain eased


Florida added 51,600 new, non-agricultural jobs, an increase from September’s 47,300 figure, though still below August’s 57,900 clip. Manatee added 2,385 jobs in October, while Sarasota County added 2,551. Ned Murray, associate director of the Metropolitan Center at Florida International University, said the data are reason for cautious optimism.

Need help getting food on your Thanksgiving table? Here’s where to go in South Florida


With the pandemic making it even harder for some to make ends meet. More than 14% of households in the Miami Metro area do not have enough food, Florida International University’s Metropolitan Center found.

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As part of our commitment to providing local and state public and private decision-makers with relevant information on issues affecting South Florida, the FIU Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center is proud to present Policy Briefings.

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