Economists optimistic about Tampa Bay jobs, tourism, housing

Two separate economic reports offer encouraging news for the Tampa Bay area.

Job growth has reignited, regional tourism is gaining strength and housing demand is on the rise, according to a Tampa Bay market outlook from PNC Financial Services Group.

Still, there’s a wage gap, with per capita income in the Tampa metro area about 7 percent lower than the U.S.’s per capita income, PNC cautioned.

Separately, a dip in small business confidence nationwide likely isn’t true in Florida and in Tampa… …read more