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Florida County Retail Price and Wage Indices 2004

This report presents and discusses the 2004 Florida County Retail Price Index, the FCRPI, and the 2004 Florida County Wage Index, the FCWI, produced by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, BEBR, at the University of Florida.

Publication Date: 
11/30/2004
Author(s): 
Bureau of Economic and Business Research
Pages: 
10 pages

Florida County Retail Price and Wage Indices 2006

This report presents and discusses the 2006 editions of the Florida County Retail Price Index (FCRPI) and the Florida County Wage Index (FCWI), produced by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) at the University of Florida. In the narrowest sense, the FCRPI measures the relative expenditure required to purchase the same basket of goods and services purchased by the average Floridian in each of Florida’s counties at a particular point in time, in this case August 2006.

Publication Date: 
02/21/2008
Author(s): 
Bureau of Economic and Business Research
Pages: 
9 pages

Florida Price Level Index 2005

The Florida Price Level Index (FPLI) was established by the Legislature as the basis for the District Cost Differential (DCD) in the Florida Education Finance Program. In this role, the FPLI is used to represent the costs of hiring equally qualified personnel across school districts. Since 1995, and at the request of the Legislature, the Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) at the University of Florida has performed an ongoing review of the methodology of the FPLI and has made appropriate recommendations to improve it.

Publication Date: 
02/02/2006
Author(s): 
Bureau of Economic and Business Research
Pages: 
5 pages

Florida Price Level Index 2006

The Florida Price Level Index (FPLI) was established by the Legislature as the basis for the District Cost Differential (DCD) in the Florida Education Finance Program. In this role, the FPLI is used to represent the costs of hiring equally qualified personnel across school districts.

Publication Date: 
02/22/2007
Author(s): 
Bureau of Economic and Business Research
Pages: 
5 pages

Florida County Retail Price and Wage Indices 2007

This report presents and discusses the 2007 editions of the Florida County Retail Price Index (FCRPI) and the Florida County Wage Index (FCWI), produced by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) at the University of Florida.

Publication Date: 
06/11/2008
Author(s): 
Bureau of Economic and Business Research
Pages: 
8 pages

Unaffordable: Economy shatters private-school dreams

An unstable economy is forcing thousands of children to leave Florida's private schools for a public education or lessons taught by Mom and Dad at home.

About 14,000 students were taken out of private schools last school year -- part of an exodus of more than 46,000 kids since 2004, according to numbers released this week by the Florida Department of Education.

And officials expect the number to keep climbing.

Non-Hispanic whites leaving Broward, Palm Beach County in large numbers

Non-Hispanic whites are leaving Broward and Palm Beach counties in droves. Meanwhile, the dramatic growth of Hispanics and other minority groups has slowed to a trickle.

The latest U.S. census estimates, released today, show that the number of non-Hispanic whites in Broward County went down by more than 24,000 between 2006 and 2007, single-handedly accounting for the county's drop in total population. In Palm Beach County, that number dropped by more than 9,000.

Rush to Florida slows to trickle

TAMPA - For years, Tampa Bay welcomed thousands of new residents who fueled a frenetic real estate climate and one of the fastest-growing job markets in the country.Those days seem long-gone now.

A U.S. Census report released Thursday shows population growth from 2006 to 2007 has slowed considerably for many of Florida's municipalities, including Tampa.It's a trend some economists predict will continue through 2010.

27 of 38 cities in Palm Beach County lost residents

Most of Palm Beach County's 38 municipalities lost residents last year but so far, there is no exodus.

Twenty-seven of the county's communities had more people moving out than in for a total loss of 2,238 from 2006 to 2007, according to U.S. Census estimates released today. Broward County didn't fare so well, as 15,000 people total relocated from cities that lost population.

New estimate slows Collier’s growth rate to 64 percent

Collier County is changing the way it plans for the future.

A new estimate for Collier’s population into the future shows a slower growth rate than previously anticipated, possibly reducing the need to expand certain types of projects for roads and utilities.

Rather than the 77 percent growth anticipated by Collier County government during the next 22 years, the county’s new population model calls for 64 percent growth in the county’s permanent population through 2030.

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