The Economic Club of Florida

The U.S. Navy is big business in Florida.  It employs some 21,000 enlisted personnel and officers, operates 11 facilities in the state and generates hundreds of millions of dollars in economic impact for its neighboring communities.  U.S. NAVY REAR ADMIRAL BETTE BOLIVAR, commander of Navy Region Southeast, provided the details during her April 9, 2018 speech before the Economic Club of Florida.

Running a large safety-net hospital has more than a few challenges.  Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare President and CEO Mark O'Bryant delves into a frank discussion of those challenges, especially in a time of major upheaval in the national health care environment.

Recorded: 5/18/2017

Tallahassee Memorial To Hire 500 Nurses

May 18, 2017
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital is about to enlarge its campus and staff. The hospital hopes to add several hundred nurses.

The traditional rivalry between Gators and Seminoles was on hold February 14th as University of Florida President Kent Fuchs visited the Florida State University Alumni Center to speak before the Economic Club of Florida.  President Fuch’s talk centered on how critical all of Florida’s research universities are to assuring a prosperous and innovative future for the state.

The Economic Club of Florida: Jonathan Altman

Jan 20, 2017

Noted international security expert Jonathan Altman talks about what he believes are America’s most dangerous adversaries in this age of global terrorism and uncertainties linked to the spread of nationalist populism.

The Economic Club of Florida: Marilyn Geewax

Sep 13, 2016

NPR Senior Editor for radio business coverage Marilyn Geewax tells the Economic Club of Florida about the possible impact of the current world and domestic economic situation on the upcoming presidential election. Recorded on Thursday 9/8/16.

Tori Whitley / WFSU

Florida is 90 miles from Cuba, but in the past it’s seemed to be a world away. That distance is symbolically shorter since the U.S. Government tentatively approved scheduled commercial flights to Cuba from 10 American cities. 

Florida Senate President Don Gaetz

“Linking K-12 and Postsecondary Education to the Realities and Opportunities of the 21st Century Global Economy”

Before being elected to the Senate, President Gaetz was the Superintendent of the Okaloosa County School District. During his term of office from 2000 to 2006 Okaloosa Schools became the highest performing public school system in Florida and won numerous national awards for academic excellence.  (November 4th recording).

Friday, November 8th at 7pm on 88.9