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Florida Supreme Court Ruling Bad for Businesses and Jobs

April 28, 2016 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley (850) 521-1231 eousley@flchamber.com Florida Chamber of Commerce to Lead Efforts to Keep Workers’ Comp Working & Ensure the Voices of Job Creators Are Heard  “As Florida’s leading advocate fighting to keep workers’ comp working, the potential impact of the high court’s ruling could threaten Florida’s improving business climate. The […]

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Florida Chamber Receives Florida Cabinet Resolution In Recognition of 100 Years of Securing Florida’s Future

April 26, 2016 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley (850) 521-1231 eousley@flchamber.com TALLAHASSEE, FL (April 26, 2016) – Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet today honored the Florida Chamber of Commerce with a resolution celebrating its 100th anniversary of securing Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber was officially created on April 29, 1916 in an effort to save […]

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Florida Chamber Embarks on Trade Mission to South Korea and Taiwan

April 18, 2016 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley (850) 521-1231 eousley@flchamber.com Goal is to Enhance Trade Between Florida and These Important Trading Partners TALLAHASSEE, FL (April 18, 2016) – To strengthen Florida’s competitive edge in the global economy, the Florida Chamber of Commerce this week is participating in an economic trade mission to South Korea and Taiwan […]

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Florida Chamber Announces Speaker Steve Crisafulli as 2016 Most Valuable Legislator

April 12, 2016 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley (850) 521-1231 eousley@flchamber.com Releases Annual ‘How They Voted’ Publication on the Florida Chamber’s Business Agenda TALLAHASSEE, FL (April 12, 2016) – The Florida Chamber of Commerce today released its annual publication How They Voted, and announced House Speaker Steve Crisafulli as the 2016 Most Valuable Legislator. “While others talk […]

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Florida Chamber and FAU Research Professor Announce Education Partnership to Help Secure Florida’s Water Future

March 28, 2016 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley (850) 521-1231 eousley@flchamber.com  “To secure Florida’s water future, we really have to follow science; science has to lead the way.” – Dr. Brian Lapointe TALLAHASSEE, FL (March 28, 2016) – As part of its ongoing efforts to help secure Florida’s water future, the Florida Chamber of Commerce today announces […]

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Florida Small Businesses Report Business Is Improving But Economic Uncertainties Remain

March 28, 2016 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley (850) 521-1231 eousley@flchamber.com Workforce Quality Becomes Increasing Concern TALLAHASSEE, FL (March 28, 2016) –Results from the latest Florida Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index Survey show that 54 percent of Florida’s small businesses expect to hire over the next six months. However, challenges remain with growing concerns about the […]

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Florida Legislature Passes 18 Florida Chamber of Commerce-Backed Bills

March 11, 2016 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley (850) 521-1231 eousley@flchamber.com More Work Remains to Help Make Florida More Competitive TALLAHASSEE, FL (March 11, 2016) – During a time when other states’ budget woes have legislatures increasing taxes, cutting education funding, laying off university faculty and staff, drastically cutting social services, and imposing job killing regulations, the […]

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Business Rent Tax Coalition ‘Relief Fund’ Winners Will Provide Employee Healthcare Coverage and Replace Aging Equipment

March 02, 2016 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley (850) 521-1231 eousley@flchamber.com TALLAHASSEE, FL (March 2, 2016) – The Business Rent Tax Coalition today announced the first two recipients of its $1,000 “relief fund,” designed to highlight what small business owners would use tax savings for if the Florida-only six percent business rent tax were reduced. Dan Dvorak […]

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Florida Chamber of Commerce President Urges Congress to Begin Breaking The Cycle of Generational Poverty Through Economic Opportunity

March 01, 2016 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley (850) 521-1231 eousley@flchamber.com “The battle of this generation is between economic equality and economic opportunity – between those who believe that everyone is entitled to prosperity and those who believe everyone is entitled to the opportunity to succeed.” – Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce WASHINGTON, […]

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Florida Chamber’s International Days Highlights Opportunities For Putting Florida on the Global Map

February 24, 2016 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley (850) 521-1231 eousley@flchamber.com Move, Make & Multiply Are Key Factors Impacting Global Trade in Florida TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (February 24, 2016) – With an eye toward a more global Florida, state, national and international trade leaders have converged in Tallahassee today for the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s International Days. Their […]

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