WINK News Roundtable 2: Talking SWFL economy and jobs

During out latest roundtable discussion, we continued to hear from Southwest Florida community members about what worries them and maybe even keeps them up at night.

For the second WINK News Roundtable meeting, we focused on the state of our local economy and the job market.

Members of the roundtable discussion said our commercial areas need to attract more than restaurants and retail businesses.

Among round two’s panel were three small business owners who said they hear complaints about a lack of variety and low-paying wages related to the service industry be dominant compared to others.

Questions like does this need to change? And do we need to diversify the economy here? Are among those talked about for roundtable session two.

The full panel again was joined by an immigration attorney, a business owner from Cape Coral, a retired financial adviser, a mother with three children, a small business owner from Collier County and two teachers, one of them who is also a pastor in Immokalee.

WATCH the video above for the full WINK News Roundtable with WINK News Anchor Chris Cifatte, who also covers topics such as health care and other aspects of the Southwest Florida workforce.

We also want to know what you worry about. Head to WINK News Anchor Chris Cifatte’s Facebook page to join the discussion. And also on the WINK News Facebook page.

Reporter:Chris Cifatte
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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