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

MARCH 2021

Airport Passenger Activity

Down 40 percent from January 2020 to January 2021.

Tourist Tax Revenues

Down 8 percent from December 2019 to December 2020.

Taxable Sales

Up 6 percent from October 2019 to October 2020.

Unemployment Rate

Up 2.6 points from December 2019 to December 2020.

Single-family Building Permits

Up 37 percent from January 2020 to January 2021.

Single-family Home Sales

Up 35 percent from January 2020 to January 2021.

Single-family Home Prices

Up 15 to 22 percent from January 2020 to January 2021.

Residential Active Listings

Down 51 percent from January 2020 to January 2021.

 

Regional Economic Indicators: March 2021 Report

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Regional Economic Research Institute

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

(239) 590-7370