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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

JUNE 2023

Airport Activity

Down 10 percent from April 2022 to April 2023.

Tourist Tax Revenues

Down 34 percent from March 2022 to March 2023.

Taxable Sales

Up 4 percent from January 2022 to January 2023.

Unemployment Rate

Down 0.1 percentage points from April 2022 to April 2023.


Single-family Building Permits

Down 34 percent from April 2022 to April 2023.

Single-family Home Sales

Down 21 percent from April 2022 to April 2023.

Single-family Home Prices

Up 5 percent in Collier, down 7 percent in Charlotte and Lee from April 2022 to April 2023.

Residential Active Listings

Up 151 percent from April 2022 to April 2023.

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Regional Economic Research Institute

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

(239) 590-7370