After a positive start to the year when COVID-19 cases flattened out to as low as 1,300 new cases per day in Florida, numbers are now starting to increase again thanks to the extremely transmissible Delta variant. As hospitals must contend with elevated patient intake, some Broward County hospitals have decided to once again postpone elective surgeries in an effort to prioritize resources and de-risk operations.
The fabled return to the office looks to remain fabled a bit longer, as more companies are postponing and reassessing their return to office dates as cases surge from the COVID-19 Delta variant.
As the real estate market across the country continues to heat up, one of the more controversial talking points is the ongoing eviction and foreclosure moratorium. The initiative was designed to ensure that nobody was left homeless during the global pandemic. With an eventual end to the moratorium on the horizon, authorities are taking action to protect renters and avoid a deluge of evictions.
4. opens in a new windowLGBT Chamber: Inclusion a real concern for companies relocating to Tennessee
At the heart of the AllianceBernstein, Amazon and Oracle announcements lies Nashville’s status as a progressive, inclusionary community. However, a “record-breaking year” of discriminatory legislation in the state of Tennessee is threatening the inclusive atmosphere that has played a significant role in the region’s recent economic development and growth, said the head of the Nashville LGBT Chamber.
5. opens in a new windowInvestors set sights on Atlanta hotels as positive economic indicators point to recovery
After the world shut down in 2020, the tourism and hospitality industries were some of the hardest hit. Leisure and travel shed 8 million jobs in April 2020 and daily traveller numbers plunged 95% to less than 100,000 passengers per day. Now, as travel begins to reopen and vaccine efforts ramp up, the hotel industry in Atlanta is beginning to see some signs of recovery.
In an effort to consolidate San Antonio as a national epicenter for bioscience and healthcare, the local government, as well as the private sector, are making tactical moves to bring more investment to an industry that already employs one out of six workers in the city.