Top articles of the week from July 1 to July 6

Top articles of the week from July 1 to July 6

2022-07-08T09:45:57-04:00July 7th, 2022|Top articles of the week|

1. Jacksonville’s chambers of commerce are standing at the ready

As the Jacksonville region’s business community continues to grow at an accelerated rate, the local chambers of commerce are standing at the ready to meet their members’ needs. In discussions with Invest:, chambers across the Jacksonville Metropolitan Area weighed in on what they’re prioritizing and putting their energy into over the next few years as the business community continues to flourish.

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2. Pickleball has major potential in Nashville. Here’s why

After forming over half a century ago, pickleball — a badminton-tennis mashup — has started to see an uptick in activity with potential to boost sports tourism, providing a trickle-down effect in related revenues.

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3. North Carolina’s higher-ed institutions address degree value

The discourse around a postsecondary education’s value proposition has reached the college and university system in North Carolina. In different conversations with Invest:, higher-education institutions shared their thoughts on the dip in enrollment, partly linked to perceptions that a degree today has less value, and what their approach will be moving forward.

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4. Battling headwinds in banking and finance

Banking and financial institutions are facing headwinds such as inflation, a rising interest rate environment and a challenging labor market. With Invest:, Philadelphia area leaders shared how they’re approaching these various challenges and what their outlooks are for the coming years.

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5. Miami’s new growth highlights old problems

Miami and the wider South Florida region have become relocation and expansion hotspots, with  booming real estate and redevelopment common themes of headlines over the last two years. It all begs the question: Is Miami at risk of becoming a victim of its own success?

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