Hurricane Ian has done great damage to Florida. The deaths of many people and the destruction of entire neighborhoods has been tragic. It will take years to repair the damage.
But it's an ill wind that blows no good. One outcome of the disaster is economic development. The reconstruction of infrastructure and housing is a major economic stimulus. Reconstruction is paid for by insurance, Federal and State borrowing and taxes, and investment by businesses and homeowners. Our economy will be in overdrive for the next few years.