Did You Know?
DID YOU KNOW?
According to the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, average unemployment in the Bay Corridor rose from 9% in December to 9.8% in January 2009, an increase of 0.8% in just one month.
BY THE NUMBERS
28: The number of Certified Minority Vendors (CMV) in the Bay Corridor registered with the Department of Management Services’ Office of Supplier Diversity. This compares with 836 registered firms in the 850 region and 4.755 statewide. To be registered, CMVs must be woman- or minority-owned.
“Customers of these centers are known to be affluent, often having household incomes exceeding $100,000 annually.” — Brenda Gilpatrick, retail consultant, on why airy lifestyle malls like Pier Park are faring better than many of their closed-in cousins.