Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors Economic Conference -VERY INTERESTING

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is #5 in the nation. Charleston, South Carolina is #2 in the nation in places of growth. 
2014 is slow but will be better than 2013
Still creating wealth Hot and not so Hot future prospects
Top wealthiest countries (GDP)
United States
World GDP 2014 3.4% vs 3.0% in 2013
SC ranks 5th in the nation being connected to the world
2014 and beyond shows economic expansion in manufacturing and services 
Expected GDP growth of 2.4%-3.2% 2014-2017 and recession in 2018 (not a great recession)
Construction is holding the economy back
2020 construction and construction employment should be back to good times
Regulation is also holding us back
(Shall, must, may not, prohibited, required) are command and control. 
Theory of bootleggers and baptist
Lobbying for regulations
8.3 million people are out of work
2 million people short for construction
1.5 million people in disability now
540k per month in new businesses during Great Recession 
Explosive growth in non employer firms
Illegal economy:
2 trillion dollars in all cash revenues
Government loses about $5 billion in lost taxes due to all cash economy (underground economy)
Book- the end of average
Bit coins may be safer currency
2016 is when the market is going to reach the shoulder is housing and employment 
Charleston is already recovered.

The high cost of multitasking

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Mounting research suggests we are being driven to distraction by frequent message notifications and an overwhelming temptation to multitask in the always-on, connected world. The question is, What is the individual and collective impact?

According to developmental biologist John Medina, our brains are not conditioned for multitasking. It slows us down and increases errors up to 50 percent. Studies like “The Brain Cannot Multitask” found it increases stress and temporarily lowers IQ, affecting cognitive abilities as much as missing a night’s sleep or greater than smoking marijuana (check out “Multitasking is making you stupid” for more details). One study, “Effects of Multitasking on Organizations,” estimates the negative impacts of multitasking cost the global economy up to $450 billion annually!

FuzeBox commissioned a survey to explore the extent of multitasking during meetings. Responses from over 2,000 information workers confirm we are habitually distracted:

  • Ninety-two percent of our survey respondents…

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Why videoconferencing is critical to business collaboration

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Cloud-based videoconferencing that offers high fidelity and the ability to connect seamlessly to any video end point is critical to businesses because it increases employee engagement.

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AT&T jabs back at T-Mobile, offering up to $450 to switchers

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Confirming overnight rumors, AT&T said on Friday it would offer T-Mobile customers up to $450 to switch carriers. The deal starts before T-Mobile(s tmus) is expected to announce a switching incentive plan of its own at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show. The $450 is comprised of AT&T’s(s t) existing smartphone trade-in program and a new $200 transfer credit:

Beginning Jan. 3, under the limited-time offer, T-Mobile customers who switch to AT&T can trade-in their current smartphone for a promotion card of up to $250, which can be used toward AT&T products and services.  Trade-in values will vary based on make, model and age of the smartphone, but many of the latest and most popular smartphones will qualify for a value of $250.  T-Mobile customers can receive an additional $200 credit per line when they transfer their wireless service to AT&T and choose an AT&T Next plan, buy a device…

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