Long-time local businessman Bob Jones thinks Guam's economy continues to rely heavily on its two pillars of tourism and federal spending, and he does not see that changing much in 2016. But he remains positive about the island's prospects. "Sometimes over the years I've been a little too optimistic. It didn't turn out exactly as I planned, but I think you have to be optimistic in business, because if you're pessimistic your team will follow. I'm optimistic because there are enough things happening, and we have the benefit of location, location, location."
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