Job Growth Flat in October, Unemployment Rate Remains Below 3.0%

Job Growth Flat in October, Unemployment Rate Remains Below 3.0%

The latest employment information shows that Leon County added 64 jobs in October, 2018. One year ago Leon County lost 2,047 jobs. This month’s job gains follows a gain of 5,264 jobs in September. The unemployment rate ticked up from 2.8% in September to 2.9% in October. The number of people working in October 2018 […]

More Than Cash, What Amazon Really Looked for in Deciding H2Q

More Than Cash, What Amazon Really Looked for in Deciding H2Q

Amazon.com Inc. chose NYC and Northern Virginia as the locations for its new headquarters, referred to as H2Q. Understanding why Amazon chose these cities is crucial to understanding the trends of corporate America. Many would think that Amazon chose NYC and Northern Virginia because they offered the company the most financial incentive: $3 and $2.5 […]

Much Ado About Drop in Price of Oil

Much Ado About Drop in Price of Oil

At the end of last week, U.S. stocks dropped. Specifically, the S&P 500, an index of the 500 largest U.S. publicly traded companies, fell nearly one percent (0.92%) on Friday. Considering the positive economic news from the Federal Reserve last week, why did the week end in a slump? Jessica Menton and Donato Mancini of […]