Hard-hit Miami-Dade is getting a boost from tourism.
To see real job growth, says Nero, “we would like to see, in the short term, construction back and financial services back, (and in the long term) more knowledge-based industries, more green industries and increased foreign direct investment.”
The area’s tourism industry held steady in 2009. Average occupancy rose 10.6% to 74.6% and revenue per available room was up 3.9%, but the increases came on the back of room rates, which were down 7%, to an average of $166.28.See more
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