The Real Deal Miami

Region poised for faster recovery

August 06, 2009 01:48PM

South Florida’s economic recovery will start ahead of the rest of the state, but Florida’s statewide recovery will still be six to nine months behind the rest of the country. Economist Tony Villamil of St. Thomas University told the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce that high unemployment and the collapsed property market will make it tougher to move to a positive business cycle. He said that planning ahead requires people to head for professional fields such as space market planners, climate-change forecasters, solar fuel developers, holographic game developers, customer knowledge-mining specialists and renewable energy entrepreneurs.