Important Updates

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STEM Skills and Florida’s Innovation Economy

July 22, 2014 |

Did you know? Since 2010, Florida’s labor demand in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields has increased by more than 63 percent. Currently, there are more than 55,000 unfilled STEM jobs in Florida. That demand is felt throughout the state, including within the growing $5 billion modeling, simulation and training industry.

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Bending Florida’s Healthcare Cost

July 14, 2014 |

Did you know? Floridians pay a “hidden tax” of $1.4 billion due to uncompensated care. When this cost trickles down from hospitals and insurance companies to insured Floridians, it equates to a hidden tax between $1,700 to $2,200 for every insured admission.

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Florida Chamber and U.S. Chamber Partner for Immigration Reform

July 09, 2014 |

Today, the Florida Chamber of Commerce joined with our partners at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers and the American and Florida Farm Bureau Federations in urging Congress and the administration to work together to enact immigration reform during a Day of Action – an effort that included events in Washington, DC and in more than 60 congressional districts across 25 states.

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Hurricane Taxes to End a Year Early

June 17, 2014 |

Hurricane taxes that all Florida insurance policyholders have been paying for the 2004-2005 back-to-back hurricanes will end a year early based on action taken today by Governor Rick Scott and members of the State Board of Administration. The hurricane taxes, or CAT Fund Emergency Assessments that were applied to nearly all insurance policies in Florida, will end on January 1, 2015.

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