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Can Trade and Logistics Remake Florida?

June 11, 2014, Adie Tomer

Florida took a beating during the Great Recession. Like many of its Sun Belt peers, the prominent roles of real estate, tourism, and financial services led to over 650,000 jobs lost between 2007 and 2010. Many of the state’s largest metro areas remain thousands of jobs below their peak levels. Yet, Florida will soon pass New York and become the country’s third-largest state, and it’s still growing. The question for state and metropolitan leaders is how they can make sure the newly created jobs are more production-oriented and better able to withstand the economic shocks of tomorrow.

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