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Actionable Business Ideas Informed by New Research

The Business Applied series presented by the Bisk College of Business at Florida Tech invites business owners, executives, consultants, practitioners, leaders and students to get new, actionable industry insights from the university's top business faculty. We've done the research. Now you can benefit from it.

Business Applied

Tourism Impacts in Brevard County: Results from a Multi-Year Consulting Project with Space Coast Tourism

Presented by Mike Slotkin, Ph.D.

This 45-minute presentation will cover some of the key data points and results from an on-going, three-year contractual collaboration with the Space Coast Office of Tourism.  Visitor expenditure and economic impacts, bed tax revenues accrued, lodging and travel logistics as well as other pertinent measures will be discussed.  Connections to current academic research will be addressed along with the complementary role that business consulting can play.

About Mike Slotkin, Ph.D.Florida Tech business professor Mike Slotkin, Ph.D.

Mike Slotkin is Professor of Economics in the Bisk College of Business at Florida Tech.  Mike earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his scholarly activity surrounds the application of economics to the environment and to regional economies and industries.  He regularly consults through FIT Consulting, and to date, has co-authored more than thirty economic impact or contribution studies.  Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Mike resides in the town of Grant-Valkaria with his life partner Karen, granddaughter Hanna,  and their three cats:  Zippy, Curry, and Luna.  He is a life-long supporter of his hometown Miami Dolphins.