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Fishkind Commentary | Two Reasons Floridians Should Care About International Trade

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The Federal Aviation Administration delays a low-cost international airline’s application to connect Orlando to a handful of European cities, and Republicans in the U.S. Congress consider letting funding lapse for the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

What do these national policy decisions have in common – and perhaps more importantly, how could they both end up directly affecting Central Florida’s economy?

90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind maps out the short path between these international trade issues now on the table and the wallet now in your pocket.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE 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.