Florida and student debt

According to a WalletHub study, Florida’s student debt load is lighter than most other states – coming in at #45 in the list which includes the District of Columbia.To calculate that ranking, WalletHub compared twelve relevant metrics like average student debt and employment opportunities for students in each state. The state with the most student debt was South Dakota.

Education, Finance, Location, Florida

Manufacturing in Florida

In Florida, manufacturing is at the center of economic vitality. The state is home to over 20,000 manufacturing companies that produce a variety of goods, including aerospace products, batteries, food and beverages, communications equipment, pharmaceuticals, boats, and more. Many of these manufacturers are using innovative techniques such as resin infusion, closed mold processes, etc., in reducing emissions as well as biodegradable products to clean hand tools and equipment.

Manufacturing, Florida

US Export Opportunities

Almost every day, The “Exporting is Great” team at the Department for International Trade publishes a list of US Export Opportunities. On July 12th, 2019, 296 “new opportunities” were listed, the first of which is for “Invitation to bBid Used Oil.” Be quick, this opportunity expires on July 24, 2019.

ExportAction does not itself sell to US markets, but we are very interested to hear from UK companies about their experience of this free service. UK exporters interested in US market intelligence may also find our US Market News blog to be of interest and value.

Export Opportunities, Opportunities in the US

Thanksgiving in the US

The first Thanksgiving is believed to have been held in 1621 by Pilgrims after a successful harvest. Their feast lasted three days and, according to written accounts, 90 Native Americans were invited. The traditional Thanksgiving feast features a turkey, mashed and sweet potatoes and fall vegetables, often followed by pumpkin pie. President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving an official holiday during the Civil War in 1863. It is now celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. The day following Thanksgiving is almost universally taken by Americans as an “unofficial holiday” in order to create a four-day weekend!

About America, Leisure

High-deductible health insurance plans

As more Americans are signing for high-deductible health insurance plans, it is changing how families plan for their medical procedures, as well as prompting hospitals to change how they help families plan for their medical bills.

Hospitals have had to calculate how to have billing conversations even before patients arrive at the hospital, train some of their staff on how to explain insurance benefits to patients and sometimes hire third-party companies like PatientMatters to manage the interactions with patients. Continue reading