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Fishkind Conversations: Florida's Surprise Investment Boom

90.7's economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates
90.7's economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates

There’s an investment boom going on in central Florida, with theme parks pouring billions into new attractions. Walt Disney World is adding new sections based on the "Star Wars" film franchise and the movie "Avatar," and Universal Orlando is building Volcano Bay and an attraction based on the “Fast and Furious” series.

90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind says this pattern seems to be repeating across Florida, with new community developments and the Sabal pipeline set to bring natural gas into Florida beginning this summer.

Fishkind says eight years into a recovery is strange timing for a new investment boom, but he tells 90.7's Nicole Darden Creston he knows why it's happening.

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.
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