Research Reports

Florida Price Level Index 2015

The Florida Price Level Index (FPLI) was established by the Legislature as the basis for the District Cost Differential in the Florida Education Finance Program. It represents the cost of hiring comparable personnel across school districts.
The FPLI 2015 is a joint project between the Florida Polytechnic University and the Bureau of Economic and Business Research.
This brief is available here https://floridapolytechnic.org/wp-content/uploads/2015fpli.pdf

Quantifying the Economic Impact of the Florida Museum of Natural History on Alachua County and Florida

The Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH) contributes in many ways to the economy of Alachua County and, more broadly, the state of Florida, through its activities. Some of these contributions are quite tangible while others are more intangible. While the intangible may be significant, this study uses FLMNH-provided data and RIMS II multipliers to quantify the tangible contributions to these two regions. The economic impact of the FLMNH is reported in terms of five different metrics: gross output, earnings, employment, value added, and tax revenues.

Florida Price Level Index 2014

The Florida Price Level Index (FPLI) was established by the Legislature as the basis for the District Cost Differential in the Florida Education Finance Program. It represents the cost of hiring comparable personnel across school districts.
The FPLI 2014 is a joint project between the Florida Polytechnic University and the Bureau of Economic and Business Research.
This brief is available here https://floridapolytechnic.org/wp-content/uploads/2014fpli.pdf

Tougher Choices: Shaping Florida's Future

This report builds upon the 2005 report Tough Choices: Shaping Florida’s Future, which warned that the state’s revenue system was overly reliant on the booming housing market and rebuilding from hurricanes. In this report, the news is grim. Revenues were hit hard by the recession and are only recently recovering. At the same time, the demand for education, health, and infrastructure spending continues to grow. This report also highlights the role of demographics and labor markets both now and in the future. And, ominously, it points out that Florida is experiencing a “hollowing... Read more


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