WINK News: Economic impact of poor water quality in SWFL could be billions

January 17, 2024
By: Elizabeth Biro
Jan. 17th, 2024


Water is the heart of everything in Southwest Florida, and it’s the lifeblood of Florida’s economy and an 85.9 billion dollar tourism industry.

When the water suffers from a harmful algal bloom or poor quality, so does the Southwest Florida economy. A local study is looking into the true cost to our economy from the algal blooms.