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Oceans and Coasts Drive Florida's Economic Engine

Article: Oceans and Coasts Drive Florida's Economic Engine

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, October 1, 2008 (ENS) – After some serious number-crunching, the Florida Oceans and Coastal Council has determined that Florida’s coastal economy contributed over $562 billion in revenue to the state and Florida’s ocean economy contributed $25 billion in just one year – 2006. Florida’s coastal counties contribute about 79 percent of the state’s…