Less Poverty, Through More Prosperity Summit
By: Katherine Bustamante
Did You Know?
The Florida Chamber Foundation’s Less Poverty, More Prosperity: Florida’s Fiscal Cliffs Report shows:
- Florida has more than 3.1 million people living in poverty
- 944,415 of that total under the age of 18
- According to ALICE research, in most Florida counties, the least expensive childcare is ta budget expense more costly than the lease expensive rent.
Is Florida Ready?
The large number of Floridians living in poverty in our state impacts not only individual families, but also businesses, Florida’s economy, and our state’s global competitiveness. Florida will find it harder to succeed in 2030 and beyond if more than 1 in 6 Floridians continue living in poverty.
Join us for the the Florida Chamber Foundation’s first annual Prosperity Summit, where Florida’s business community will lead discussions around understanding the depth and breadth of poverty in Florida, learning what poverty is and what is isn’t, as well as talking about how Florida’s businesses can create economic prosperity for all Floridians moving forward.