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The Economic Impacts of the Oil Spill

Pools of oil are washing ashore along Florida’s coast, coating the sand with tar balls and sludge. And though it’s only panhandle beaches that have oil on them so far, hoteliers and tourism officials in the Bay area say visitors think all the state’s coastline is covered. In the shadow of the Gulf oil spill, we’ll check in on business along the Bay area’s beaches.

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David DowningDavid DowningAssistant Director of Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater
Christopher McCartyDr. Christopher McCartyDirector of the Survey Research Center at the University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and Business Research
Keith OvertonKeith OvertonChief Operating Officer of the TradeWinds Island Resorts in St. Pete Beach

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