The bottom line? Don’t label tourism as a second-class economic citizen just because Florida’s trying to build more momentum for higher-end industries. There’s room (if not subsidies) for both. Encouraging all industries to prosper just makes good common sense.
Economic Development is not an either/or proposition and the different industrial sectors should not be publicly feuding. Instead, they must band together to lobby Tallahassee and make sure Peter isn’t robbed to pay Paul. Read the entire story at the St. Pete Times.