PNC forecasts economic expansion with a few bumps for Tampa Bay

Most indicators are pointing to a stronger economy in 2015, and that filters to the Tampa Bay area, according to Mekael Teshome, an economist for The PNC Financial Services Group.

The core economic drivers for the region — housing, consumer spending, tourism and in-migration — are very much tied to national trends. “With a pickup in economic growth nationwide, that’s a plus for Tampa Bay,” Teshome said.

Here’s a look at key indicators cited in a PNC market outlook for Tampa Bay.

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