Florida Chamber and Chamber Foundation Rally for Job Creators In Washington, D.C.

By: Alice Ancona

Members of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, along with members of its research division, the Florida Chamber Foundation, this week traveled to Washington, D.C., for a three-day “Fly-In” supporting private-sector job creation, regulatory reform, creating opportunities for economic prosperity and emphasizing the importance of trade to job creation in Florida.

Led by Florida Chamber Chair Syd Kitson, Chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners, and Florida Chamber Chair-Elect Bob Grammig, Partner, Holland & Knight, Florida Chamber members met with members of the Florida congressional delegation to discuss tax relief, healthcare, international trade and economic growth. Additionally, they met with U.S. Education Secretary Betsey DeVos and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta.

Chamber Foundation trustees were led by Chair Doug Davidson, Market Executive, Bank of America. They met with the nation’s leading research organizations and think tanks, including The Pew Charitable Trusts, Committee for Economic Development, U.S. Chamber and U.S. Chamber Foundation, Corporate Citizenship Center and the American Enterprise Institute. Discussions centered on the Chamber Foundation’s research, including: Florida 2030, the Less Poverty, More Prosperity Initiative and The Florida Scorecard.