Phoebe is the Director of Research at the Orlando Economic Partnership, focusing on labor market analysis, regional economic issues, and community development topics. She studied Economics and Criminology & Law at the University of Florida and received a Master of Management Studies from Duke University.
Released the first week of every month, the Orlando Economic Update series dives into the most recent labor market and economic data to provide context and analysis on the changing market conditions within Central Florida.
This final survey in the series revealed emerging threats to operations, strategies businesses will likely take for the remainder of 2020, and captured data on which businesses have received federal aid.
This quarter one update will address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on jobs, Central Florida’s specific exposure to the economic downturn, and cover indicators to consider in response efforts as well as those to watch for signals of recovery in quarter two.
The results from the first Business Impact Survey to measure the emerging impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the Central Florida business community revealed 74 percent of companies are feeling negative impacts from the crisis.