There’s a lot to do in Florida. Tourists have always loved Florida. Being sunny most of the year, there are no rains or snow to trap tourists in their rooms and regret their decision to travel to the place. Florida also has a lot of beaches. Imagine a coastline more than a thousand miles long. Anybody who loves watersports or any water activity would have a hard time lining up a list of things to do in a day with so many choices.
But aside from the beaches and the weather, Florida’s a nice place to go to because of its cosmopolitan air. People from almost every culture have come and made Florida their home. One can credit Florida’s history for its cultural diversity and its tolerance for different cultures. The state has been colonized by a number of Europeans, and in a certain part of its history, the Native Americans openly accepted blacks fleeing from oppression into their tribes.
It is this contact with other cultures that probably instilled a form of openness among those living in Florida, which continues to grow in population as a result of relocations to the state. But relocations aren’t just to take advantage of the weather. Most of the relocations are to take advantage of the vibrant economy of Florida. With tourism as its base, Florida’s economy is taking off with the establishment of interest in aerospace and telecommunications, as well as the continued growth of the financial services and trade sectors.
Retail will remain big in Florida as the market continues to grow. Shopping in Florida is a pleasurable experience with a wide range of products in different stores. But high-end products continue to be high priced as a result of tourism.
What makes shopping malls in Florida attractive to consumers is the international selection of products. With a good number of ports to service the market, Florida is likely to be one of the best markets that manufacturers can introduce a product into, given the relative affluence of the consumers.
The only real challenge to the retail industry when it comes to shopping in Florida is keeping costs down. Real estate remains high and the rentals will likely have a major impact on the price of the merchandise.