Las Vegas, NV. At the recent MHI National Communities Council (NCC) Pre-Conference Forum in Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Henry Fishkind, one of Florida’s premier economic consultants, expressed to the attendees his perception of a three percent economic growth, retail sales rising and jobless rates going down. Noting that everyone is talking about a balanced budget, Dr. Fishkind says this is as good as it gets for a while, assuming no big problems. Consumer confidence is better than six months ago. Though housing sales are at rock bottom, time and more jobs will fix it. The situation will improve.