Category Archives: Eric Wright

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Publisher’s Highlight | It is Time to Celebrate

Fri, Aug 25 2017
By: Eric Wright  Though Mark Twain once said, “Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable,” there are some remarkable statistics we need to know about, particularly in regards to Florida. We are enjoying an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent and declining, with Orlando leading the state by adding 53,900 new jobs during the Continue Reading Read more
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Wright Angle | Ignorance is Not Bliss

Tue, Aug 01 2017
A Perspective on Economic Development By: Eric Wright You may be surprised to learn our founders hotly debated the constitutionality of the federal government being involved in road construction projects to facilitate travel and commerce. In fact, Andrew Jackson vetoed one such project, the Maysville Road, on the grounds he considered it unconstitutional. What tipped Continue Reading Read more
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One on One | Ken Potrock

Tue, Aug 01 2017
Incoming Chair of the Orlando Economic Partnership It is a comment that has been repeated about this area so often, it seems almost like a mantra. “I came to this community for a job or career opportunity and something else happened beyond the borders of our company. I saw that the welcoming ethos of the hospitality Continue Reading Read more
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Publisher’s Highlight | Still the Driver

Tue, Aug 01 2017
Though the Orlando Economic Partnership proudly promotes its slogan, “Orlando. You don’t know the half of it,” it is quick to point out it was leaders from the tourism industry who helped lead and craft that messaging campaign. In addition, the leisure and hospitality industry has helped underwrite the significant venues transforming downtown Orlando. The Continue Reading Read more
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The Wright Angle | Tipping Point

Fri, Jun 23 2017
Central Florida is on the verge, I believe, of an economic surge whose impact compares to the launch of Disney World in the early ‘70s or manned space flight in the early ‘60s. Most of the reasons for this you know. Kennedy Space Center has thrown off the palls some prognosticators put over it when Continue Reading Read more
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Publisher’s Profile | Without Boundaries

Wed, Jun 21 2017
Regionalism is a central term in the modern economy. Historic boundaries that define cities, counties and states simply do not apply to commerce and innovation. In Central Florida, on average, more than 40 percent of the residents who live in a particular county work in another. For some counties it is over 70 percent. Our Continue Reading Read more
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The Wright Angle

Wed, May 31 2017
What, Me Worry? Conquering the Conundrum of Modern Life You may have heard about the woman who, for years, had been suffering from sleeplessness because she was so anxious about the possibility of a burglar breaking into her house. One night she woke her husband, this time certain she heard a noise downstairs. So, he Continue Reading Read more
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Publisher’s Highlight – June

Wed, May 31 2017
Healthy Life, Happy Life National health expenditures hit $3.35 trillion last year, which works out to over $10,000 for every man, woman and child in America. This underscores the high priority Americans put on this essential component of quality of life in the modern world and why healthcare is an essential component of all economic Continue Reading Read more
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The Wright Angle – The Power of Awakenings

Mon, May 01 2017
By: Eric Wright As a young boy, before the age of smartphones, video games, DVDs, CDs or even cassette tape players in automobiles, my mother used to keep my brother and I occupied on our annual summer vacation pilgrimages by reading books to us. For some reason her presentation was more captivating than sitting in Continue Reading Read more
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Publisher’s Profile

Mon, Apr 24 2017
Winning the Talent Pipeline or Losing Everything Else By: Eric Wright In his bestseller, “The Coming Jobs War,” Jim Clifton, the former chairman of Gallup, describes the competition for global job creation as a war. Before you start conjuring images of an international apocalypse, consider that the modern world economy is more interdependent, educating a Continue Reading Read more
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