Category Archives: The Economy

Another Top-10 List — Best Cities for Holiday Shopping

‘Tis the season for shopping. Last holiday season saw consumers spend an estimated $952.58 each for holiday shopping for gifts for others, self-spending, food, flowers, decorations and greeting cards for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa according to the National Retail Federation. After increasing 3.2 percent in 2015, the Federation is forecasting a 3.6 percent increase in …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Best Places for Meetings for 2017

Meetings are big business across the United States and globally according to American Express: Global business travel was an estimated $1.2 trillion in 2015 Global business travel is forecast to rise to $1.3 trillion in 2016 By 2020 global business travel is forecast to hit $1.6 trillion, growing 5.8 percent average annually U.S. business travel …Read more