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Fishkind Conversations: Tourism Lags, But Economy Slowly Brightens


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Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE


Stronger economic growth appears to be just around the corner, even if Central Florida is lagging a bit behind.

The tourism industry is still struggling, as economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind tells WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston. But the accelerating pace of vaccinations, rising retail sales, and booming home sales point to a brighter economic day on the horizon.

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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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