It’s the Best, and Worst, of Times for Business in Florida, Survey Finds | Investing News

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FILE PHOTO: An empty street is seen in Little Havana, Miami, after local authorities restricted the activities of restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters and other similar businesses for precaution due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread, in Miami, Florida U.S., March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File PhotoReuters

(Reuters) – Florida is one of the five best states in the nation in which to do business, according to a new survey. It’s also one of the five worst, according to the same survey, thanks to COVID-19.

Every three years, Development Counsellors International, an economic development marketing firm, surveys executives to rank business climates in the various U.S. states. For the first time since they began doing the survey in 1996, a single state landed in the top five in both categories: Florida. The DCI report was released on Tuesday.

“The rationale for Florida being on both the best and worst lists was

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What Pandemic? One Survey Says 69% Of Global Travelers Plan To Fly Soon

Seven months since COVID-19 was officially designated a pandemic by the WHO, its effect on global travel and the airline industry in particular remains severe. Although more flights are running now than at the lowest points in April, global airline capacity is currently down 47% from this time last year. Looking at the statistics page for flights tracked on Flightradar24, the 7-day moving average for commercial flights has remained flat since early August. The latest 7-day average stands at just shy of 69,000.

In many ways it’s surprising the number of flights is even that high. With ongoing uncertainty around travel restrictions and quarantine requirements, and a hesitant approach by many governments toward launching any

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West Central Indiana Business Hub reopens COVID survey – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

by: Mary Willkom, Inside INdiana Business

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – The West Central Indiana Business Hub COVID-19 Response Team is reopening a business assessment survey related to COVID-19 recovery. The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce says the team is working to refresh data, assess the current and new needs of the business community and continue recovery efforts. 

The business hub and response team were launched in April. The initiatives have two main goals: to create a centralized response team to address questions from the business community and capture community data regarding specific concerns and financial loss.

“Early on, we had a great response for the business community on their needs and questions, but the work is far from finished,” Chamber of Commerce president Kristin Craig said. “We need to update

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Mastercard Survey Shows Consumers Are Now Placing More Value on Family, Health and Mental Well-Being than Before COVID

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The survey shows results about the essential aspects of Latin Americans’ lives after quarantine.
The new Mastercard campaign seeks to support consumers and small businesses as they return to a new normal.

MIAMI, Oct. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Latin America and the Caribbean are entering a new reality: many countries are reopening their borders, governments are easing distance measures, and non-essential businesses are opening to the public again.

During this new phase, Mastercard announced its new regional campaign, “Lo Esencial” (The Essentials) to highlight those everyday moments that became essential after COVID-19. The campaign will provide consumers and local businesses with safe shopping experiences, tools, and education that help fulfill their everyday needs.

To develop this initiative, Mastercard conducted a survey in 13 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean including, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, and Peru, to better

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New Survey Finds Nearly Half of Small-Business Owners Don’t See a Need for Physical Stores (Infographic)

An August survey of 500 small-business owners found they’re instead focusing on digital sales.

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Despite the challenges of the past seven months, stories of resilience abound as business owners adapt to changing customer demands. Though surveys at the beginning of the pandemic indicated small-business owners thought things might be beyond hope, that’s slowly started to change. 

A survey by website and marketing solutions provider Bluehost released last week asked 500 business owners with fewer than 100 employees how they’ve transitioned online, adapted to ecommerce and adjusted their outlooks on future pain points, obstacles and potential opportunities. Not surprisingly, business owners cited their biggest concerns revolve around securing new customers, the continued economic impact of the pandemic and lower consumer demand. 

Related: Nearly Half of Business Owners Think the Changes They’ve

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