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

JULY 2024

Airport Activity

Up 9 percent from May 2023 to May 2024.

Tourist Tax Revenues

Up 13 percent from April 2023 to April 2024.

Taxable Sales

Down 7 percent from March 2023 to March 2024.

Unemployment Rate

Up 0.1 percentage points from May 2023 to May 2024.

Single-family Building Permits

Up 39 percent from May 2023 to May 2024.

Single-family Home Sales

Up 4 percent from May 2023 to May 2024.

Single-family Home Prices

Up 17 and 1 percent in Collier and Charlotte, down 7 percent in Lee from May 2023 to May 2024.

Residential Active Listings

Up 84 percent from May 2023 to May 2024.

JULY 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