Did you know that if Florida were an independent country, it would rank as the world’s 15th largest economy? The gross state product reached an unprecedented $594 billion in 2005 and real estate activity accounted for 44% of that total ($263 billion). Real property… building it and buying it… directly provides jobs for 769,000 Floridians. That impact outpaces the contributions of other Florida industries — including tourism, which contributed an estimated $62 billion to Florida’s economy in 2005.
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