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Florida Chamber Drives Support for Florida R&D Tax Credit

November 23, 2015 |

The Florida Chamber of Commerce continues its efforts to attract high-wage jobs and increase global competitiveness by advocating for increases in Florida’ Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit. Florida’s innovation economy is growing and the R&D Tax Credit is an important tool to grow Florida’s economy. In testimony before the House Finance and Tax Committee […]

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Florida Chamber of Commerce Legislative Agenda Puts Jobs, Growth and Economic Opportunity in the Driver Seat

November 17, 2015 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley, 850-521-1231 or 850-251-6261   Urges Lawmakers to Put Florida’s Long-Term Competitiveness Ahead of Short-Term Political Fixes TALLAHASSEE (November 17, 2015) – As the Florida Chamber enters its 100th year of fighting for business, the Florida Chamber of Commerce today unveiled its 2016 Competitiveness Agenda – a comprehensive legislative […]

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Did You Know Florida’s Large Businesses Employ More Than Half of the State’s Workforce?

November 16, 2015 |

Florida is home to 4,400 large companies that employ more than half of the state’s private sector workforce and capture large shares of domestic and global markets. Some of Florida’s largest companies, including Publix Supermarkets, AutoNation, Darden Restaurants, Bealls and A. Duda and Sons, were born and raised in the Sunshine State. Florida’s large businesses serve as an […]

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Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Receives National Award

November 13, 2015

National Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) recognized the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation among six of the most outstanding, committed and inspiring donors and volunteers from across North America at the prestigious National Philanthropy Day Honors event on November 11, in New York City. Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation was awarded the Outstanding Foundation Honor for their […]

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Workers’ Comp Rates Drop Average of 4.7 Percent for 2016

November 12, 2015 |

The Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) today approved an average overall rate level decrease of 4.7 percent on workers’ compensation insurance, effective January 1, 2016. This marks the second year in a row that workers’ comp rates have decreased and rates have dropped nearly 60 percent over the last decade, thanks to the work of the […]

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Florida Chamber Board of Directors Elect Agriculture Industry Leader Tracy Duda Chapman as 2015-2016 Chair

November 12, 2015 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley, 850-521-1231 or 850-251-6261   TALLAHASSEE (November 12, 2015) – The Florida Chamber of Commerce today announces that Tracy Duda Chapman, Senior Vice President/General Counsel of A. Duda & Sons, Inc., has been elected as the 2015-2016 Chair of the Florida Chamber’s Board of Directors. “Tracy Duda Chapman’s longtime […]

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Thank a Hero Today

November 11, 2015 |

Today and all days, we thank the more than 1.5 million veterans who call Florida home for their service to our country. At the Florida Chamber, we believe one of the best ways to honor the service of our veterans is to help them build economically stable lives when they return home. At the Florida […]

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Did You Know Workers’ Compensation Rates Have Dropped 60 Percent Since 2003?

November 09, 2015

In 2003, Florida had the second highest workers’ compensation premium in the country. In 2014, that number decreased by nearly 60 percent. Workers’ comp is insurance coverage purchased by businesses to provide wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment. It ensures the safety of Florida’s workforce, but fraudulent claims, cost […]

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Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line: Director Jesse Panuccio Tackles Fraud, Jobs and Florida’s Turnaround Story

November 06, 2015

“The most important incentive we have is the general business climate in Florida — low taxes, sensible regulations, the investments we’ve put in critical infrastructure— so that’s the baseline of what draws people here.” – Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Florida’s recovery has not come easy and has worked, in part, […]

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