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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Southwest Florida Economic Outlook

February 2024

Airport Activity

Up 18 percent from December 2022 to December 2023.

Tourist Tax Revenues

Up 11 percent from November 2022 to November 2023.

Taxable Sales

Down 8 percent from October 2022 to October 2023.

Unemployment Rate

Down 0.3 percentage points from December 2022 to December 2023.

Single-family Building Permits

Up 31 percent from December 2022 to December 2023.

Single-family Home Sales

Up 7 percent from December 2022 to December 2023.

Single-family Home Prices

Up 2 percent in Collier, down 2 and 3 percent in Lee and Charlotte from December 2022 to December 2023.

Residential Active Listings

Up 91 percent from December 2022 to December 2023.

February 2024 Reportindicators Dashboard

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Regional Economic Research Institute

10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Lucas Hall 314
Fort Myers, Florida 33965

(239) 590-7370