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“People will always come here. There is only one Miami Beach.” That was my grandfather’s prediction when South Florida was in dire straits during the Great Recession of 2008. I frequently find myself reflecting on those words during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health and safety must remain everyone’s first concern, but while keeping those foremost in mind, I believe there is room to be optimistic in the long-term about South Florida’s economy, given our area’s attractiveness to residents from other states and foreign individuals.

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