Bentina Terry, Chair of the Florida Chamber Foundation and Vice President of Customer Service & Sales at Gulf Power Company appeared on the latest edition Florida Chamber’s Series on Free Enterprise. Ms. Terry discusses the Six Pillars Community Plan and how Pensacola plans to embrace the framework for future planning.
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After four consecutive years of record-breaking tourism numbers, including two back-to-back record quarters of visitors, Florida welcomed more than 50 million visitors in the first six months of 2014?
On Friday August 22, 2014, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), the industry’s provider of workers’ compensation analysis and rates, announced that they are requesting an average 2.5 percent decrease in workers’ compensation rates, effective January 1, 2015.
United Way of Florida President Ted Granger explains that businesses and chambers of commerce are already active in their communities and helping those in need.
This legislative session, the Florida Chamber helped pass a bill that simplified the designation of a brownfield through clear and efficient government processes.
Did You Know: Approximately Five Percent of Florida’s $800 Billion Economy Consists of Manufacturing
Approximately five percent of Florida’s $800 billion economy consists of manufacturing? That figure, relatively stable throughout the past 10 years, nationally ranks the Sunshine State 47 in manufacturing’s share of economic activity – a ranking that Florida is working to improve on.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce encourages you to vote in the upcoming primary election. Early voting has already begun in several counties, and for many other counties, early voting begins tomorrow, Saturday, August 16. Early voting offers you more flexibility in your schedule and often takes less time, as the lines are usually shorter than on Election Day (Tuesday, August 26).
Florida businesses created 2,100 private-sector jobs, according to new state economic data released today. Additionally, the statewide unemployment rate for July 2014 remains at 6.2 percent, down 1.1 percentage points from the July 2013 rate of 7.3 percent.
Yesterday, a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge issued a summary judgment that the Florida workers’ compensation system is unconstitutional.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce and former Gov. Jeb Bush today expressed concerns about Amendment 2 and the problems it could create by allowing large scale marijuana commercialization and sales in Florida, and added their voices to the Don’t Let Florida Go to Pot coalition.