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Fishkind Conversations: Population Is Up, But Building Permits Are Not…What Gives?


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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

Population in the Sunshine State is still ballooning, job numbers are still growing, there’s even an investment boom underway in Central Florida, as economic analyst Hank Fishkind told us last week. So he says it’s somewhat surprising that a new report shows requests for home-building permits lagging behind both population growth and job formation.

So, where are all Florida’s new arrivals living? Fishkind tells 90.7’s Nicole Darden Creston the answer lies both in economics and in changes to the way we live.


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Nicole Darden Creston

About Nicole Darden Creston

All Things Considered Host and Reporter

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 ... Read Full Bio »

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