A new survey of Florida businesses released today (Thursday) shows sales and profits declined in the last three months. W-G-C-U’s Russell Lewis has the story.
The National Federation of Independent Business surveyed small business owners across the state and compared those results to neighboring states. Pollsters found Florida company owners are very positive about their prospects over the next few months...despite a recent slowdown in economic activity that cut into their bottom line. N-F-I-B Florida assistant director Patrick Arrington says sales and profits dipped ten percent in the last quarter, so something needs to change.
“When we see slight hiccups like this, where there is a little bit of dip in optimism...there is a little bit of dip in sales and profitability, quick action needs to be taken and the problems need to be rooted out and addressed.”
Arrington says state lawmakers need to do more to ensure Florida’s business environment remains vibrant. He hopes the legislature will pass more business-friendly bills in the next legislative session. Russell Lewis, WGCU News.
Friday, 02 December 2005 00:00