Dr. Henry Fishkind, left, presented an economic forecast for Manatee County on Thursday morning at Manatee Technical College. The event was hosted by the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation. The corporation's CEO, Sharon Hillstrom, center, poses with Fishkind and Mike Moschella, the corporation's chair, after the event. PROVIDED PHOTO
Dr. Henry Fishkind, left, presented an economic forecast for Manatee County on Thursday morning at Manatee Technical College. The event was hosted by the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation. The corporation's CEO, Sharon Hillstrom, center, poses with Fishkind and Mike Moschella, the corporation's chair, after the event. PROVIDED PHOTO
Dr. Henry Fishkind, left, presented an economic forecast for Manatee County on Thursday morning at Manatee Technical College. The event was hosted by the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation. The corporation's CEO, Sharon Hillstrom, center, poses with Fishkind and Mike Moschella, the corporation's chair, after the event. PROVIDED PHOTO

Top Florida economist predicts strong economic year for Manatee County in 2016

January 14, 2016 01:26 PM