Hard-working Floridians on their way to work every day drive past dozens of billboards in which trial lawyers invite them to sue someone. Often, most Floridians don’t pay that much attention to them. But they do pay attention to how expensive things are getting – food, prescriptions, clothes, cell phones, even a tube of toothpaste. […]
Florida’s economy continues to change and a quality education is more important than ever. Our state’s future economy depends on a talented workforce that can compete in a global economy, and a strong education system is Florida’s best long-term economic development strategy. Consider that in 2010, six in ten jobs didn’t exist in 2000. […]
While you won’t see the media sharing Florida’s good news, during the last three years, Florida employers have created more than 446,000 new private-sector jobs. It should come as no surprise that the majority of these jobs were created by entrepreneurs whose only incentive was Florida’s stable, predictable and competitive business climate. That’s good […]
Freedom and free enterprise are never free. Men and women nationwide have battled on the front lines for our freedoms. Back home, job creator’s battle to keep the American dream alive. We owe our freedom to the sacrifices made by so many veterans. And we owe America’s free enterprise system to hard working entrepreneurs. […]
Detroit may be 1,000 miles away from Tallahassee, but the government employee pension situation that helped Detroit go bankrupt is much closer to home than you may think. Consider the facts: Detroit’s government employee pension system is underfunded by as much as $3.5 billion, The retirement dreams of far too many Detroit workers have […]
Fast Company ranks Florida #1 for Innovation
Florida taxpayers will spend at least $500 million this year to cover the unfunded pension of government workers. These dollars could have been used to support teachers, build roads, attract industry, reduce taxes and so much more. As the 2013 Legislative Session enters its final stage, the Florida Legislature is grappling with reforming Florida’s […]
According to the most recent economic data, Florida’s economy continued to expand at a modest pace during the month of January 2013.
More than 150 business and political leaders are gathering today to secure Florida’s transportation future at the Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2013 Transportation Summit. In partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation, leaders are working to find solutions on transportation issues facing our state – logistics and trade, mobility, moving people and goods, and funding and […]
These are exciting times at the Foundation and I am honored to serve as your Foundation Chair.