Chamber News

A National Housing Crisis That Needs A Hispanic Solution

The price of existing and new homes seem to be moving in a perpetual upward direction threatening the stability of many families and the ability of individuals to move to labor markets that better match their skills and further increasing the national labor shortage....

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Infrastructure Spending Should Take Tourism Into Consideration

Repairing and maintaining existing bridges and roads is a priority in the US, however building bridges and roads that incentivize a new type of economic activity should also be prioritized. Infrastructure plays a very important role in tourism as airports, highways,...

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There Is Still Plenty Of Room To Grow

The economy has definitely open back at a faster rate than anyone ever expected despite the multiple distortions that currently exist in the market such as labor shortages, supply chain disruption , and other disruptions. The next question to ask ourselves becomes...

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Credit Terms Expectations Going Forward

It might be tempting to plan to rely on emergency programs such as the PPP and other funds to move forward, however capital availability going forward will most likely resemble past trends and you should be prepared for it. During normal business contractions, banks...

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Restaurants Spending Is Up But Not Back To Normal

The swarm of Cicadas have not deterred patrons and guests from coming back to their favorite venues and restaurants. Mass vaccination, mild weather, and pent up demand have pushed people to spend more on restaurants and bars, according to womply.com spending at...

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Accelerated Bad Trends

The economy has experienced accelerated trends in the past six months, housing, used cars, and lumber, and even patio furniture seem to be in a steady but constant price increase.  There is a lot of the media right now about enhanced unemployment hurting businesses,...

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Labor Productivity Going Forward

Labor productivity is in the mind of a lot of our businesses currently. The tightness in the labor market, supply chain disruption, and increase in commodity prices has a lot of business wondering how to make more with less. There is plenty of ways to debate how...

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The Insatiable Appetite for Things

Despite the feeling that ZOOM, NETFLIX, DoorDash,  and remote learning might convey not everything during the pandemic shifted online. We also developed an insatiable hunger for real world things like furniture to the home office, new cars, homes, decks, and even Croc...

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There Is No Alternative But The Future

The future in some ways is now cleared than ever given the fact “There is No Alternative.” Given decades of neglect in infrastructure investment, lack of investment in Research and Development, and rapid catchup of China in the industrial front, Europe in the...

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