NEWS-PRESS: Collier’s Workforce Diverse, but Issue Complex

Collier County’s workforce was Florida’s most diverse in the second quarter of last year, according to an FGCU report, but that’s not necessarily as stellar as it sounds.

The Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island metro area (Collier County) led the state’s diversity ranking from April through June, says a quarterly report by the Industry Diversification Project.

“It seems to be the trend that during the off season the region’s economy becomes more diverse just because the drivers that make it less diverse during season are scaled back,” said Project Director Christopher Westley, who runs FGCU’s Regional Economic Research Institute.

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