Tag: Alan Hodges

Green industry contributes more than $20B to Florida economy, up 19 percent from 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s environmental horticulture industry is recovering from the recession of 2007 to 2009, and it is growing in many sectors, with $21.8 billion in annual economic contributions. This is an increase of 19.2 percent from… Read More

UF/IFAS report: Florida agriculture, natural resources employment up 29 percent in 13 years

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — About 1.56 million people worked full- or part-time in agriculture, natural resources and food industries in 2014, an increase of about 40,000 workers from 2013, and nearly 29 percent from 2001, according to a new… Read More

UF/IFAS study: “Green Industry” generates nearly $200 billion; 2 million jobs nationwide

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What economists call the “green industry” – nursery and greenhouse production, landscape services and horticultural product distribution − is bringing plenty of green to a lot of people across the country. A new study by… Read More

Florida’s agriculture-related employment up 8.7 percent

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — About 1.52 million people worked full- or part-time in Florida’s agriculture, natural resources and food industries in 2013, an 8.7 percent increase in jobs over 2012, according to a new UF/IFAS… Read More

UF study: Florida’s agricultural and natural resources industries remain strong since recession

Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s agriculture, natural resources and related food industries provided a $104 billion impact on the state in 2011 and have continued to improve since the 2008 recession, according to a new University… Read More

New UF/IFAS Study: Florida Agriculture, Natural Resource and Related Industries Have $101.9 Billion Value-Added Impact and Generate Second Largest Number of Jobs in the State

By: Chuck Woods Source: Alan Hodges – awhodges@ufl.edu, 352-392-1881 x312 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — At a time when the nation’s slowing economy is tipping toward recession, one of the largest and most stable sectors of Florida’s economy continues to… Read More