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Florida Chamber of Commerce & ICUF Billboard: Florida Should Continue to “Succeed” not “Secede”

April 16, 2014 |

While Washington remains stuck in neutral, Florida continues leading as a national model for economic growth, job creation and academic achievement – the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) said today. This shared message – “Succeed Florida!” – proudly appears on a Tallahassee billboard, and debunks another area billboard message encouraging Florida to secede from the union.

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Florida Regional Councils Association Unveils New Economic Scorecard Website Utilizing Six Pillars Metrics

March 31, 2014 |

lorida’s Regional Planning Councils received a new suite of economic development tools recently, as the Florida Regional Councils Association launched a new website on regional metrics, Each of Florida’s eleven regional planning councils will now be able to compare statistics ranging from High School Graduation Rates and Trade Imports to Employment by Industry and Relative Housing Prices.

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Florida Chamber-Backed Veteran Bill Signed Into Law

March 31, 2014 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley, 850-521-1231850-521-1231   Governor Scott Signs Veteran-Friendly Florida GI Bill TALLAHASSEE, FL (March 31, 2014) – Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott solidified Florida’s role as one of the most veteran and military friendly states in the nation by signing into law the Florida GI Bill- a Florida Chamber of […]

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Florida Chamber Backed GI Bill Passes Legislature

March 11, 2014 |

Today, Florida’s Veterans received a huge salute when lawmakers passed the Florida Chamber of Commerce-backed Florida GI bill – a measure that provides in-state tuition to Veterans, allows businesses to give hiring preferences to Veterans and protects military bases from encroachment.

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Out-of-State Gambling Special Interests Change Tactics In Hopes of Trying to Trick Florida Voters

February 24, 2014 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley, 850-521-1231850-521-1231   TALLAHASSEE, FL (February 24, 2014) –Today, out-of-state gambling special interests changed tactics by unveiling a plan to buy their way into Florida’s Constitution. The Florida Chamber remains steadfast in its support for making Florida more competitive for small businesses and improving the quality of life for […]

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Florida Chamber’s 2014 Competitiveness Agenda Focuses on Creating Opportunities for Florida’s Families

February 11, 2014 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley, 850-521-1231850-521-1231   Florida Has Potential to Create 198,000 New Jobs in 2014 TALLAHASSEE, FL (February 11, 2014) – The Florida Chamber of Commerce today unveiled its 2014 agenda for jobs – a legislative agenda focused on making Florida’s business climate more competitive and lowering the cost of living […]

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