Will Tourism Dollars Keep Jersey Shore Economy Afloat?

Staff of NJ Spotlight | July 15, 2013 | Sandy
Business owners still uncertain whether summertime spending will be enough in first summer season since Sandy

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From Cape May to Sandy Hook, the fiscal reports vary, ranging from encouraging to disappointing to just awful.

Some Jersey Shore merchants report doing surprisingly good business so far in the first summer tourism season since Hurricane Sandy ravaged New Jersey coastal communities last October.

But others in some sections of the Shore report business is down by as much as 50 percent.

WHYY/NewsWorks, a partner of NJ Spotlight, reports on where things stand for the Jersey Shore economy six weeks into the official summer tourism began on Memorial Day weekend.