Curious Gulf Coast: How Much Population Growth Can SWFL Expect?

This week, WGCU is answering your questions about development in Southwest Florida in a multi-platform Curious Gulf Coast series, beginning with a look at projections of population growth.

Headlines tout Cape Coral, Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres as some of the fastest growing cities in America, but it's not always clear who is compiling this data. So, what data are the professionals actually using when planning for population growth?

WGCU reporter Quincy Walters joins Gulf Coast Live to talk about putting those numbers in full context.

He is joined by Don Scott, the executive director of theĀ Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization. Scott talks about what the real numbers mean for development in Southwest Florida.