Gulf Spill Might Be Death Blow to Florida Economy
|Flickr: Greenpeace USA 2010|
|Maybe Florida's tourists won't mind packing a hazmat jumpsuit?|
Tourism is pretty much Florida's only hope at this point, since real estate was the foundation of its economy -- and it isn't coming back. If tourists shun the state for a year or two, you'll see prolonged high unemployment, income declines, and probably even a population drop.