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Fishkind Commentary: Commercial Development Boost Limited For Now

February 12, 2013 | WMFE - There has been a boom lately in proposed development projects for Orlando's International Drive area, the tourism hub of central Florida, near the area's major theme parks and hotels. Notably, the Orlando Eye / I-Drive Live project features a huge sightseeing wheel as well as a wax museum, a water park and numerous new shops and restaurants.The Orlando Eye is just one of several large scale developments meant to draw more visitors to the area.

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WMFE’s Tom Parkinson asked economic analyst Hank Fishkind if those ambitious projects really would attract more tourists. 

 

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