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Halloween Spending Statistics, Facts and Trends

Halloween retail spending will be $9 billion in 2018. It’s a little less than 2017’s record of $9.1 billion. Slightly fewer, 175 million, will celebrate. They will spend a record $86.79 per person, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey. One reason…

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Communities can prevent violence

By Larry Cohen via blog.oup.com Every day the news is flooded with stories of different types of violence. On what seems like a daily basis, we’re bombarded with relentless reports of violence in this country. Our register of national tragedies…

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Can Craft Breweries Have a Positive Impact on Crime?

By Farrell Tiller, Economic Development Manager RMA has observed firsthand craft breweries facilitating economic development in client cities such as Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, Titusville and many others. It is no secret that breweries tend to have a positive impact…

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Culture & The Arts: Arts Mean Business

by Jody Leshinsky, Cultural Executive Director (Historic Ali Cultural Center & Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach CRA) Broward County was one of 341 study regions that participated in a national research study on the economic impact of the arts and…

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