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Florida Chamber-Backed School Choice Bill Passes House

March 27, 2015 |

Today, the Florida House of Representatives passed a Florida Chamber-backed bill that would empower parents to choose the best learning environment for their students. HB 7037, sponsored by Rep. Bob Cortes (R-Maitland), establishes a charter school institute to provide technical assistance to charter school applicants, increasing the likelihood that only high-quality charter schools earn approval […]

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Florida Chamber’s Mark Wilson Testifies Against Expansion of Gambling

March 26, 2015 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley, 850-521-1231 or 850-251-6261 eousley@flchamber.com Urges Lawmakers to Stay Focused on High-Wage, High-Skill Jobs TALLAHASSEE, FL. (March 26, 2015) – Florida Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Wilson today delivered the below remarks opposing the expansion of Las Vegas-style casino gambling to the House Regulatory Affairs Committee during a […]

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Florida Chamber and Lima Peru Chamber Sign MOU Promoting Trade

March 25, 2015 |

Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera On Hand for Signing The Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Lima Chamber of Commerce today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help promote trade and investment opportunities between Peru and the United States. The signing included representatives from the Lima Chamber as well as Alice Ancona, Director of […]

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Mazda R.A.C.E Program Encourages STEM Education

You’ve heard it said before- today’s manufacturing is not your grandfather’s manufacturing. In today’s world, industries like manufacturing require a unique set of skills that can be honed by specialized training in STEM. Science, technology, engineering and math are now more important than ever to Florida’s economic development- in fact there are more than 60,000 […]

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Celebrating Space Innovations On Florida Space Day

March 24, 2015 |

On May 25, 1961 President John F Kennedy challenged the nation to send a man to the moon and to bring him home safely back to earth before the end of the decade. Just eight years later, and after learning valuable lessons from many space missions, NASA launched Apollo 11 from Cape Kennedy, Florida- and […]

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Help Market Florida’s Business Climate

March 24, 2015 |

On Wednesday, March 25, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees will take up Florida’s budget. The Florida Chamber is leading the effort to ask the Florida Legislature to invest a minimum of $20 million annually to market Florida’s business climate in other states. The Florida Senate has already committed $5 million in their initial budget […]

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Rep. Rooney Discusses Transportation Infrastructure

March 24, 2015 |

“We are uniquely qualified here in Florida, because we are basically a long island and we have ports on both sides of the state and up into the panhandle, that we can be as competitive as any state in terms of South America in our country.” Florida’s infrastructure continues to be ranked top in the […]

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