Local Retail Executives Are Optimistic

South Floridians have resumed spending, according to a story in today's Miami Herald.

The newspaper reports that retail industry executives "described the winter as a turning point for spending" during the first South Florida Economic Summit, held yesterday by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
"Restaurants have not been making deals for three or four years," said Julie Goldman, general manager of The Falls shopping center in South Miami-Dade. "Now they are calling us. They're waking up."

Other participants at the local business forum shared the upbeat outlook, and they were particularly bullish for the international sector, according to the report.

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