In April, Florida’s employment picture brightened yet again as the state’s jobless rate dropped to 7.2 percent, down from the previous month’s reading of 7.5 percent.
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Florida took a major step toward becoming more competitive today when Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law eliminating the manufacturing and equipment sales tax.
Most notably, the indicator for expected economic conditions one year from now rose over 11 percent this month – from 72 in March to 80 in April. Are Florida’s policies and focus on strengthening job creation and improving the business climate effective?
On this installment in our ongoing series, listen to an interview with CFO Jeff Atwater as he discusses the impacts of Small Business on Florida’s economy. “4 out of 5 Floridians Go to Work in a Small Business Every Day…They are the key.”
New economic data suggests that job seekers may have better luck this year.
Florida education has never been better, recently ranking sixth nationally in the prestigious Quality Counts survey. This is because of the “Bold Education Reform’’ experiment that Kathleen Oropeza criticized.
The interpretation of economic data can at times become a rather daunting task. Conflicting reports of economic expansion and contraction can lead individuals to ponder the true direction of Florida’s economy.
By a 69-27 vote margin, the U.S. Senate passed a bill empowering states to collect sales tax for purchases made online. The measure, dubbed The Marketplace Fairness Act, now goes to the U.S. House of Representatives and is expected to face an uphill battle.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce applauds Hertz’s decision today to relocate their corporate headquarters from New Jersey to Ft. Myers, Florida, bringing 700 new jobs to the region.
2013 SESSION SUMMARY: Florida Legislature Takes Steps to Make Florida More Competitive By Passing More Than 25 Florida Chamber-Backed Bills
Leading by example during the 2013 Legislative Session, lawmakers helped make Florida more competitive by passing more than 25 Florida Chamber-backed bills. While Washington remains stuck in neutral, Florida continues to adopt policies that will help small businesses and families by standing up for free enterprise and growing the private sector.