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Old 11-27-2007, 10:01 AM
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Location: Tampa Bay
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I thought this was very interesting article.

The News-Press, news-press.com, Business, Lee foreclosures may mean $272 million hit (http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071127/BUSINESS/71127014/1075 - broken link)
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:23 AM
 
Location: America
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just heard this on NPR, they interviewed the Mayor of Detroit. Forecast = not good.
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:47 PM
 
Location: downtown Sarasota
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You heard about ghost towns back in the wild wild west...well, look again!
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Old 11-27-2007, 04:03 PM
 
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Lee county was a hot bed for construction jobs. Now the jobs are gone and so are the paychecks. Thats bad news for an area that has very few jobs. Construction, Healthcare, and service jobs is all Lee County has at this point and the layoffs have started to take its toll. Cape Coral has started the keep it in the Cape campaign to get its residence to buy there. But thats a city that has most of its people working in Fort Myers. Its not good right now.

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Old 11-27-2007, 04:22 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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How about the snowbirds, firemed? Are they showing up? The same? Less?

And wonder if more Canadians will show up this year, if not in southwest Florida, in Florida in general, with the dollar dropping.

It's hard to gauge what's going on by watching I-75 in Knoxville. Lots of snowbirds going back and forth. Looks like a lot more Canadians on the roads, this year, though. Not tons, but more than I've noticed before. Oddly enough, the ones I've seen have all been going North.
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Old 11-27-2007, 04:34 PM
 
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How about the snowbirds, firemed? Are they showing up? The same? Less?

And wonder if more Canadians will show up this year, if not in southwest Florida, in Florida in general, with the dollar dropping.

It's hard to gauge what's going on by watching I-75 in Knoxville. Lots of snowbirds going back and forth. Looks like a lot more Canadians on the roads, this year, though. Not tons, but more than I've noticed before. Oddly enough, the ones I've seen have all been going North.
I have not seen a big change this year yet. I see some snowbirds but not alot. The stores don't seem that bad but with all the new malls its hard to tell. Overall things are bad and not looking like it will get much better anytime soon. Look at this report, I have been here all my life and this is the first time I have ever seen this.

NBC2 News Online - Unemployment up, school enrollment down (http://www.nbc-2.com/articles/readarticle.asp?articleid=16030&z=3&p= - broken link)

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Old 11-27-2007, 05:50 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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"Instead of planning for 18 schools, we are planning for 10," said Browder.

They're closing schools?

By the way, in my company, I work with three other former Lee County residents. Those are the ones that I know of. I've noticed another Lee County car in the parking lot, this week.
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:51 PM
 
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By the way, in my company, I work with three other former Lee County residents. Those are the ones that I know of. I've noticed another Lee County car in the parking lot, this week.
Do you blame them for leaving
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