Letters to the Editor

July 1, 2014

Tourism drives economic growth in Florida

Re the June 19 article, Investment spending, tourism lead recovery: A quarterly report from the Washington Economics Group showed tourism and recreation spending in Florida increased 6.4 percent from the same quarter last year. WEG principal and founder, Tony Villamil, said that the growth is “a sign of a sustainable economic recovery led by tourism and investment spending.” In Florida and other areas throughout the country, tourism has been a large driver on the road to economic recovery.

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