Florida' economy is improving and may receive a big boost in 2013. The Florida economy should grow by 1.7 percent during the first half of 2013, according to a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. This would be the strongest rate since 1.98 percent in August 2005 and up from the December 2010 rate of 0.95 percent, according to Federal Reserve Data in an article by Marcia Heroux Pounds in the January 6 Sun Sentinel.
"I hope this means more jobs. We need more economic expansion so more jobs are created," said Donna Bogg, a Miami resident who works as an assistant manager at a retail store.