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Florida Chamber of Commerce Analysis on the Impact of Brexit

June 24, 2016 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley, 850-521-1231 or 850-251-6261   Florida Chamber of Commerce Analysis on the Impact of Brexit Florida Chamber’s Chief Economist Dr. Jerry Parrish: “Brexit will cause volatility in financial markets, will likely slow down the number of U.K. visitors to Florida and reduce foreign direct investment in our state…but there […]

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Federal Overtime Rules Cause for Concern in Florida’s Small Business Community

June 23, 2016 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley (850) 521-1231 Federal Overtime Rules Cause for Concern in Florida’s Small Business Community Outlook Uncertain as Businesses Face Unstable Economy TALLAHASSEE, FL (June 23, 2016) – The most recent Florida Chamber Foundation Small Business Index Survey shows 22 percent of Florida’s small businesses say government regulations are their top […]

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John Hartnett Discusses International Trade and Small Business Success

June 21, 2016

“Success does not come overnight with international trade. The challenges lie in understanding the cultural differences and maintaining realistic expectations of growth trends.”   –  JOHN HARTNETT Vice President of Global Business Development, Endoscopy Replacement Parts, Inc. Florida Chamber Foundation Trustee   Endoscopy Replacement Parts, Inc. was recently named the Small Business Administration’s 2016 National Exporter of the Year Award […]

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DYK Faster Internet Speeds Can Result in Increased Economic Growth?

June 13, 2016

A recent study showed that cities with fast internet speeds had 1.1 percent higher per-capita GDP than their slower counterparts. If you had a choice of locating your business or residence in a city where online activity took 9 seconds versus 30 minutes, which would you prefer? In a world where global connectivity is key […]

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Let’s Keep Florida’s Workers’ Comp System Working

June 13, 2016 | |

By Mark Wilson, Tallahassee President and CEO Florida Chamber of Commerce Job creators beware — even though your business’ workers’ compensation rates decreased over recent years, a Florida Supreme Court ruling is reversing that trend — potentially pushing your rates toward the near-record levels of the early 2000s, absent a legislative remedy. The high court’s […]

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Innovation is New Driving Force in Central Florida’s Economy

June 07, 2016 |

By: Randy Berridge, President of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council and Florida Chamber Foundation Trustee Say “Florida” and images of a famous mouse and citrus come to mind. While it’s true that tourism and agriculture are responsible for more than 2 million jobs in Florida, innovation is quickly becoming a key driver in Florida’s […]

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DYK Florida’s Military Installations Account for Nearly 775,000 Jobs?

June 06, 2016 |

Florida’s military and defense industry is a key driver in the state’s economic growth, creating billions of dollars in economic activity and hundreds of thousands of jobs. Installations from Pensacola to Jacksonville and down to Key West place Florida among the most strategically important states for the U.S. armed forces. With every Florida business located within 100 miles […]

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DYK Floridians Pay Twice the National Average in Homeowners Insurance?

May 31, 2016

Hurricane season will start tomorrow and while it’s been 11 years since Florida’s last major hurricane season, the tides could turn at any time. With Floridians already paying twice the national average in homeowners insurance, how would a destructive hurricane season affect your property insurance premiums? Does your household or business have a disaster preparedness in place? How will the coming […]

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17.1% Workers’ Comp Rate Increase Will Harm Florida’s Economy/Job Growth

May 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley (850) 521-1231 Florida Chamber of Commerce Urges State Leaders to Put Small Businesses and Injured Workers Ahead of Personal Injury Trial Lawyers IF RATE IS APPROVED, FLORIDA WILL HAVE THE HIGHEST RATES IN THE SOUTHEAST  TALLAHASSEE, FL (May 27, 2016) – With job creators facing a 17.1 percent […]

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