New numbers show economic growth in the United States slowed in the first quarter of this year, going from 3% to 2.2%. Locally, though, the economy is faring better. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with Vice President of Economic Development at the Council for Economic Outreach, David Ramsey, about how the local economy is faring, compared to economies throughout the state and the macro U.S. economy.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/RamseyQNAChrisPeralta.mp3]
Construction of the two new UF Health Shands hospitals is ahead of schedule. The twin hospitals will bring more specialization in heart and cardiovascular diseases and neuromedicine units.