Regional Economic Research Institute

Robust Regional Research for a Strong Regional Economy

Tracking trends, interpreting impact, and forecasting the future. 

The Regional Economic Research Institute (RERI) studies the regional and state economy and conducts on-demand economic research of issues pertaining to Southwest Florida. Economic Research includes areas such as economic development and forecasting, economic impact analysis, surveys, among others. If you are a decision-maker in need of relevant data and analysis, the RERI can help assist you.

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Regional Economic Indicators

JUNE 2021

Airport Passenger Activity

Down 6 percent from March 2021 to April 2021.

Tourist Tax Revenues

Up 46 percent from March 2020 to March 2021.

Taxable Sales

Up 4 percent from February 2020 to February 2021.

Unemployment Rate

Up 0.2 points from March 2021 to April 2021.

Single-family Building Permits

Up 110 percent from April 2020 to April 2021.

Single-family Home Sales

Up 74 percent from April 2020 to April 2021.

Single-family Home Prices

Up 24 to 46 percent from April 2020 to April 2021.

Residential Active Listings

Down 75 percent from April 2020 to April 2021.


Regional Economic Indicators: June 2021 Report

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Regional Economic Research Institute

10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Lutgert Hall 3316
Fort Myers, Florida 33965

(239) 590-7370