Economic Report: Pensacola Residents Have Reasons to Be Optimistic About Economy

The Pensacola Young Professionals Quality of Life survey was released this week, and it suggests that residents are less optimistic about the area’s economic future than they have been in previous years.

In this week’s “Economic Report,” Dr. Rick Harper, who leads the University of West Florida Center for Research and Economic Opportunity, spoke with WUWF 88.1-FM’s Sandra Averhart about the report and why he believes that, while perceptions have changed, the reality is that the area is still poised for growth.

“As you look at the amount of investment and infrastructure that has gone into the city and the county over the last several years and the continued hires at some of the major employers, I’d expect to see the economic environment look up,” Harper said.

To read or listen to the complete report, click here.