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DYK 14 Percent of Florida Jobs Are Connected to the Agriculture Industry?

May 02, 2016 |

Agriculture plays a vital role in Florida’s economy, with more than 1.5 million jobs connected to agriculture, natural resources and food industries and 15.4 percent of our gross state product tied to the industry. Agriculture production has improved with advanced technology, relying on the latest innovations like drones and automation to streamline the process of producing food supplies […]

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Preparing Today’s Learners for Tomorrow’s Career Opportunities

May 02, 2016

By Carolyn Bermudez, Vice President of Operations and General Manager, Florida City Gas If you had to guess the number of open jobs in Florida, could you? It’s probably a lot more than you think. Nearly 500,000 Floridians are currently unemployed, and yet Florida has more than 260,000 open jobs – many of them in high-skill, high-wage […]

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Florida Chamber of Commerce Endorses Candidates for Florida House of Representatives

May 02, 2016 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley (850) 521-1231 eousley@flchamber.com Pro-Business, Pro-Jobs Candidates Will Help Make Florida More Competitive TALLAHASSEE, FL (May 2, 2016) – Today the Florida Chamber of Commerce made its first round of 2016 candidate endorsements. While there are already 292 candidates running for 120 house seats, today the Florida Chamber is announcing […]

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Florida Supreme Court Ruling Bad for Businesses and Jobs

April 28, 2016 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley (850) 521-1231 eousley@flchamber.com Florida Chamber of Commerce to Lead Efforts to Keep Workers’ Comp Working & Ensure the Voices of Job Creators Are Heard  “As Florida’s leading advocate fighting to keep workers’ comp working, the potential impact of the high court’s ruling could threaten Florida’s improving business climate. The […]

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Florida Chamber Receives Florida Cabinet Resolution In Recognition of 100 Years of Securing Florida’s Future

April 26, 2016 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley (850) 521-1231 eousley@flchamber.com TALLAHASSEE, FL (April 26, 2016) – Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet today honored the Florida Chamber of Commerce with a resolution celebrating its 100th anniversary of securing Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber was officially created on April 29, 1916 in an effort to save […]

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DYK the Biggest Threat to Florida’s Economy 100 Years Ago Was A Parasite?

April 25, 2016 |

In 1916, the biggest challenge to Florida’s business community was the cattle tick, which threatened Florida’s largest economic driver – agriculture. That year, the Florida Chamber of Commerce was established as the Florida Cattle Tick Eradication Committee to unite business leaders and fight for the elimination of the cattle tick. The Florida Chamber has been bringing […]

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Attacks Continue on Florida’s Workers’ Comp System

April 22, 2016 |

While the Florida Chamber of Commerce continues to monitor the Florida Supreme Court for a decision on the three workers’ compensation cases before the Court, this week a decision was issued by the First District Court of Appeals that is disconcerting for the workers’ comp system. Miles v City of Edgewater opens the door for other […]

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Special Report: State Acts on Florida Chamber Recommendation to Study Workers’ Comp Cost Containment

April 20, 2016 |

Today, the Workers’ Compensation Three Member Panel met to adopt 2016 reimbursement manuals for health care providers, ambulatory surgical centers, and hospitals, as required by statute. After hearing the process through which the maximum reimbursable allowances are determined, Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty, current Chair of the Three Member Panel, made a motion that directed the Division […]

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Florida Chamber Embarks on Trade Mission to South Korea and Taiwan

April 18, 2016 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley (850) 521-1231 eousley@flchamber.com Goal is to Enhance Trade Between Florida and These Important Trading Partners TALLAHASSEE, FL (April 18, 2016) – To strengthen Florida’s competitive edge in the global economy, the Florida Chamber of Commerce this week is participating in an economic trade mission to South Korea and Taiwan […]

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