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Doing Business in Latin America and The Caribbean: Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic offers outstanding advantages to foreign and national investors. The significant incentives and facilities offered by the Dominican State complement the many inherent factors that make this Caribbean...more

Miami Proactively Seeking Medical Tourism

Though the multi-billion dollar medical tourism industry is dominated by Asia, it is on the rise in the United States, with many wealthy international patients eyeing the U.S.’s innovative treatments in areas such as...more

GMCC Economic Outlook Conference

I recently attended the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 South Florida Economic Summit, featuring Governor Rick Scott as one of the guest speakers. In Gov. Scott’s remarks, he spoke of the need to create additional...more

Miami Hotel Outlook For 2014

Attracting International Travelers - The economic outlook for the Miami hotel market continues to be positive for 2014. Many expect strong demand and continued growth in the hospitality sector due to increasing numbers...more

Oregon Court Limits Agri-tourism at Farm Stands

A land use decision by the Oregon Court of Appeals could impact farm marketing activities across the state, imposing new permitting requirements and forcing changes to business operations. The case, Greenfield v....more

New Miami In The News: Weekly Recap

New Miami continues to attract national and international attention, and this past week was no exception. Venezuelans eclipse Brazilians as the largest group of foreign prospective land buyers, Caribbean wholesalers shop in...more

Hotel Transactions In Miami Still Simmering

As Suzanne Amaducci-Adams wrote in a previous blog post, the average daily occupancy rate, average daily room rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR) numbers for Miami each had a significant increase for the first...more

New Miami In The News: Weekly Recap

This week in New Miami news, New York Film Academy is set to open a Miami Beach campus, Miami issued an RFP to build and operate a new film and TV studio, and Governor Rick Scott would like to increase the number of annual...more

How Immigration Reform Can Attract Increased Tourism Revenue

The U.S. immigration system often is not conducive to short visits for tourism, making the U.S. a less than attractive vacation destination for international travelers. The State Department, which administers the processes...more

Florida Supreme Court Rules International Sex Case Will be Tried in the United States

The Florida Supreme Court ruled on June 21, 2013, that an international sexual assault case will be tried in the United States, rather than Mexico. Overturning a Third District Court of Appeal decision, the state's highest...more

South Carolina Film - More For Your Movie

In This Presentation: - Types of tax incentives - SC Incentives competitive again - Film Office - Benefits to SC - Local Spending - Tourism - SC Film Office SC PRT Excerpt from Types of tax...more

Loyer or Law-yer: How Do You Say It? [Video]

June 24 (Bloomberg) -- How do you say it: Law-yer or Loyer? 73% of people surveyed in the United States say "loyer," while 22%, mostly in the southeastern states, say "law-yer." Another 5% use both interchangeably. That's...more

Extension of the CBP “Border Zone” to 55 Miles in the State of New Mexico

This rule, effective July 12, 2013, amends Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) regulations to extend the distance that certain nonimmigrant Mexican nationals presenting a Border Crossing Card (“BCC”), or other proper...more

Corruption In Italy

Italy is a popular destination for tourists and those seeking connection with their Italian roots. (I confess—I married a beautiful and wonderful woman from Sicily, so I am a little biased). ...more

Sea Level Rise Impact On Coastal Development Must Now Be Taken Into Account - (Australia)

After 35 days of hearing, the Queensland Planning and Environment Court has delivered its most significant climate change adaptation decision yet. Rainbow Shores P/L v Gympie Regional Council & Ors sets a new precedent for...more

Days Of Wine And Roses

Who's whining now? - Certainly not some of Michigan's 60 small vineyard owners, who are a step closer to being able to hand out samples and sell wine at local farmers markets....more

Miami Travel Market On The Rise

Warm weather and great events seemed to lure visitors this spring as Miami ranked #1 in March among the top 25 markets nationally for Average Daily Rate (ADR) at $238.12, Revenue Per Available Hotel Room (REV PAR) at $212.20...more

“JOLT” Act Seeks To Lessen U.S. Travel Restrictions For Brazilians, Canadians

While Canadians still comprise the number one group of foreign buyers of real estate statewide in Florida, América Economía is now reporting that Brazilians have surpassed Canadians as the top overseas visitors and property...more

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