Gamble on seaplanes pays off for Florida city

The city of Tavares, Fla., invested $8 million in 2010 to become "America's Seaplane City." Two years later, the city has seen increased tourism and revenue. "Seaplane pilots are always looking for weekend adventures and destinations that will cater to them, so those areas and businesses that do cater to them will see a tremendous amount of economic benefit," said Steve McCaughey, executive director of the Seaplane Pilots Association. "Tavares has become a destination."

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