Honoring the First 100 Years of
Making Florida More Competitive

One hundred years ago, the biggest threat facing Florida’s economy was a parasite — the cattle tick. That’s how the story of the Florida Chamber of Commerce began…battling a threat to the safety and security of Florida’s economy.

In 1916, the Florida Chamber of Commerce began as the Florida Cattle Tick Eradication Committee. Times were dire — the entire state was under federal quarantine due to the prevalence of the cattle tick, which threatened Florida’s entire economy. In our early years, agriculture leaders knew they could accomplish far more working together than they could by themselves. One hundred years later, uniting business leaders while making Florida more competitive is in our DNA.

The Florida Chamber of Commerce, our members and our partners have been leading economic growth since 1916, but our fight is just beginning.

The cattle tick may have been the beginning of the first chapter, but it’s the next 100 years of securing Florida’s future that will ensure our economy thrives for generations to come.

Thank you for your past support and we look forward to engaging in what’s next.

Be a Part of Our Next 100 Years

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