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A Strong Workforce Begins with Early Learning

February 02, 2016

By Susan Towler, Vice President, Florida Blue Foundation A small pebble dropped in the river can have ripple effects in the current for miles. The same can be said for early childhood education. The early years of a child’s life are key to future years of leading a healthy, prosperous life. The gains a child […]

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Enterprise Florida Launches “Florida – The Future is Here” Branding Campaign

January 29, 2016 |

New Marketing Brand’s First Creative Campaign Touts Florida’s “Boundless” Opportunities for Business Enterprise Florida (EFI), the principal economic development organization for the state, announced today the launch of a new global branding initiative. The new branding campaign, “Florida – The Future is Here,” targets national and international business decision makers, site consultants and existing Florida […]

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Florida Chamber of Commerce Statement on the House Passage of Transportation Network Companies

January 27, 2016 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley (850) 521-1231 eousley@flchamber.com TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (January 27, 2016) – The Florida Chamber of Commerce today released the following statement from David Hart, Executive Vice President, on the House of Representatives passage of HB 509 – transportation network companies. “The Florida House of Representatives today took a major step toward […]

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Florida Chamber-Backed Economic Development Bills Progress

January 27, 2016 |

This week, two Florida Chamber-backed growth management bills passed their committees. SB 1190, sponsored by Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla (R- Miami), and HB 1361, sponsored by Rep. Mike La Rosa (R- Saint Cloud), both passed their first committee stops with bipartisan support. Under these bills, approved construction plans may change in size without […]

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Latin American Hang Over

It’s Groundhog Day for Brazil. As if 2015 was not bad enough, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other forecasters have downgraded its economic forecast for Brazil for 2016. To recap 2015: Brazil fell deep into the longest running recession since the 1930s, coupled by the Petrobras Investigation and high unemployment. Brazil’s economy also shrank […]

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