The Florida Chamber Foundation is the business-led, solutions development and research organization, working in partnership with state business leaders to secure Florida’s future. The Foundation’s Six Pillars™ serve as a visioning platform for developing the first-ever long-term strategic plan for the state. The Foundation takes pride in producing and partnering on a number of important studies that have provided an intellectual framework for state policy.

Upcoming Research

Florida 2030

From Excuses to Excellence (Coming in February 2016)

A Strategic Look at Florida’s Medical Tourism Opportunities (Coming in March 2016)

Blueprint for Florida’s Innovation Economy (Coming in 2016)


Past Research

Quantifying the Unemployment Rate for Workers with Disabilities in Florida (2016)
Florida Trade and Logistics Study 2.0 (2013)
Small Business Lending Survey (2012)
 Florida Business Relocation Informational Summary (2012)
Immigration and Florida’s Economy (2011)
Florida Trade and Logistics Study (2010)
TradeLogistics_TechReportFlorida Trade and Logistics Study Technical Report (April 2011)
Snapshot: The State of STEM in Florida (2010)
Closing the Talent Gap (2010)
New Cornerstone: Revisited (2007)
New Cornerstone: Foundations for Florida’s 21st Century Economy (2003)
Transportation Cornerstone Florida: Moving Florida’s Economy Into the 21st Century (1999)
International Cornerstone Florida: Building a Crossroads Economy (1997)
No More Excuses Cover - 1994No More Excuses: What Business Must Do To Help Improve Florida’s Schools (1994)
Crossroads: Designing Florida’s Tax Structure (1990)
Cornerstone: Foundations for Economic Leadership (1989)
Enterprise Florida: Growing the Future (1989)


Electronic Copies Unavailable For:

  • No More Excuses: What Businesses Must do to Help Improve Florida’s Schools (1994)
  • Crossroads: Designing Florida’s Tax Structure (1990)
  • The Role of Privatization in Florida’s Growth (1986)


Founded in 1968 by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Foundation is a critical voice for improving the state’s pro-business climate to enable Florida to grow and prosper. The Foundation produces innovative research and advances public policy, with a focus on long-term results, by research and leadership development; promoting a statewide community; and, serving as a resource and catalyst for creative solutions to statewide challenges.

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