Month: August 2016

Top Schools in Pinellas County, based on Florida School Grades

Here are the Top 57 Schools in Pinellas County, based on the school grades and total points published by the Florida Department of Education in July 2016. The department published school grades for more than 3,000 elementary, high, middle and combination schools across the state, using a grading system based on the Florida Standards Assessment. The Florida school grading system…

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$100 Has More Value in Florida

Florida is one of 35 states where $100 is worth more. According to the Tax Foundation, which used 2014 consumer price data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, $100 is worth $100.91 in Florida, meaning we can buy $100.91 worth of goods or services in Florida with our $100. The following 15 states are those where goods or services are…

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Tampa Was 26th Fastest in Job Growth in Advanced Industries

The Tampa Bay metro area posted the 26th biggest job growth rate in the advanced industries sector among the country’s 100 largest metro areas from 2013 to 2015, based on a study by The Brookings Institution. What are advanced industries? These are high-value innovation and technology industries that are vital to the broadly shared prosperity of a metro area. They…

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Tampa Real Estate Market Posted the 3rd Biggest Rise in Median Sales Price

Out of the 130 U.S. metro markets with a population of at least 1 million, the Tampa real estate market recorded the 3rd biggest rate of increase in the median sales price of single-family homes and condos sold over the one-year period from June 2015 to June 2016, based on studies made by ATTOM Data Solutions. ATTOM, the parent company…

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