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Fishkind Conversations: Tourism Lags, But Economy Slowly Brightens

Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Stronger economic growth appears to be just around the corner, even if Central Florida is lagging a bit behind.

The tourism industry is still struggling, as economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind tells WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston. But the accelerating pace of vaccinations, rising retail sales, and booming home sales point to a brighter economic day on the horizon.

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Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined Central Florida Public Media in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.