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Every day, Floridians use a mode of transportation to help them earn a living and contribute to Florida’s vibrant communities Similarly, Florida’s businesses rely on an efficient transportation network to remain profitable and competitive. The good news is Florida leaders have made the right transportation investments, which have positioned our state as the leader for […]

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As the Florida Chamber enters its 100th year of fighting for business, securing Florida’s future is more important than ever. That’s why we’re making jobs, growth and economic opportunity the cornerstone of our 2016 Competitiveness Agenda, and building on efforts to help position Florida to be America’s number one private-sector job creator. Looking at Florida’s […]

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Job creators beware…even though your business’ workers’ compensation rates continue decreasing, several pending Florida Supreme court case outcomes could reverse that trend – potentially pushing your rates toward the near record levels of the early 2000’s. As Florida’s leading advocate fighting to keep workers’ comp working, the potential impact of the high court’s ruling could […]

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Florida falls to 7th worst in the new national ranking By Lisa A. Rickard and Mark Wilson The sunny climate may be one of Florida’s most enduring assets, but unfair laws and courts are storm clouds on Florida’s horizon. This is a reasonable conclusion from the findings of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s […]

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In December 2010, Florida’s 11.2 percent unemployment rate was felt in all corners of the state. A recession that was two to three times longer than the U.S. recession put many businesses, and many Floridians, out of work. Since then, Floridians have fought hard to recover and get back to work. And while Florida continues […]

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International trade opportunities are one of Florida’s top strategies for economic diversification and long-term growth. In fact, I’m so bullish on the trade opportunities that global markets provide to Florida’s economy that, at the Florida Chamber, we opened our international trade opportunity office in South Florida. And, your company can participate in our trade agenda. […]

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With summer is approaching, this is an opportune time for a check-up on Florida’s economy. Fortunately, the health of Florida’s economy continues to move in the right direction. In recent years, Florida’s recession started earlier and lasted longer than the U.S. recession. While this could have been disastrous for Florida, under the leadership of Governor […]

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  When it comes to healthcare, you and your co-workers are paying about eight percent higher premiums than you should. The Florida Hospital Association reports that hospitals currently “cost shift” about $1.4 billion of uncompensated care onto those who have health coverage – increasing premiums by about eight percent. At the Florida Chamber, we believe […]

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