"An economic analysis compiled for the Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times Tallahassee Bureau by Florida International University’s Metropolitan Center in October 2016 showed that in 40 of the state’s 67 counties there were fewer people working in 2015 than were working in 2007."
Ned Murray, a Florida International University professor studying South Florida’s real estate market, said he suspects many buyers will be willing to move to this now out-of-the-way locale.
"The city administration commissioned the economic impact study from Florida International University to forecast what would happen if voters approve a referendum shortening the hours of alcohol sales for outdoor venues on Ocean Drive."
"Miami Beach officials released the results of a study that directly contradict an earlier study conducted by the restaurant industry."
"It addresses what I think is the region’s most pressing economic development issue, which is creating high wage, high skilled jobs — that would do it,” said Kevin Greiner, a senior fellow at the Florida International University Metropolitan Center."
Miami Beach has contracted experts from Florida International University to conduct its own economic impact analysis.
“Every year we have a hurricane, there’s a spike in awareness and preparedness,” says Dr. Maria Ilcheva of FIU Metropolitan Center. “But a couple of years later that spike disappears. It’s very dangerous"
FIU Met Center's Associate Director, Dr. Ned Murray, on NPR's Topical Currents discussing South Florida’s affordable housing woes.
"Maria Ilcheva, a senior researcher at the Metropolitan Center at Florida International University, said her surveys revealed that a declining number of homeowners in Tampa have been purchasing flood insurance over the past five years because the area hasn’t been hit by a major hurricane in most people’s lifetimes."
A hurricane like Irma “is something we have been fearing for a long time,” said Ned Murray, associate director of the Metropolitan Center at Florida International University.