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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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Florida’s economic recovery is well underway. Since 2010, Florida’s leadership has been focused on jobs. In fact, Florida Chamber of Commerce members and others have created over 800,000 private-sector jobs.  As Florida continues on the path to become the number one job creating state in the nation, Florida has an opportunity to help encourage underemployed […]

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From airports to seaports, highways to rail lines, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is committed to making Florida globally competitive through exceptional transportation systems. As Florida emerges as a global hub for trade, making strategic investments in transportation will further help secure Florida’s future. While  Florida is number one in infrastructure rankings in the nation, […]

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Making Florida more competitive means making tough choices – putting the long-term security of Florida’s future ahead of short-term fixes. When it comes to fixing federal healthcare, we believe this situation is the proverbial of making lemonade out of lemons. To be clear, the Florida Chamber of Commerce remains significantly concerned about the growth of […]

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For Florida, innovation is more than an experiment in the latest trends. Innovation improves the lives of consumers and creates jobs and economic opportunity. When it comes to better healthcare outcomes, disruptive innovation can be an issue for consumers and our state’s competitiveness. Consider telemedicine. By using electronic communication to share data, physicians in rural […]

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We now know that more than half of Florida’s voters are deciding not to vote this year. Your vote matters more than ever. Like you, I have faith in our state and believe Florida is moving in the right direction again. I believe if we focus less on the left, the right, or who’s right […]

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