The COVID-19 pandemic is a human health tragedy affecting millions worldwide. Our hearts go out to those affected during these tumultuous times and that the rest of us stay safe and well to help prevent further spread of this virus.
The pandemic is also having a profound impact on the global economy, as well as Florida and Nassau County. As painful as this pandemic is, it’s not too early to think about what happens next. Due to our jobs-to-housing imbalance, the lack of depth and breadth in our economic base, and economic over-dependence on tourism, hospitality, retail, and other relatively low-wage service sectors of the economy, Nassau County is likely to experience a disproportionately negative impact on our local economy.