Important Updates

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We are Proud to Call Florida Home

June 18, 2015 |

“Choosing Florida means choosing opportunity and economic growth.” – QUINTIN KENDALL Vice President of State Government and Community Affairs, CSX Transportation Florida Chamber Regional Board Chair Quintin Kendall, Vice President of State Government and Community Affairs at CSX Transportation, Florida Chamber Board member and one of twelve Florida Chamber Regional Board Chairs, shares his opinions […]

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Did You Know 1 in Every 13 Floridians is a Veteran?

June 16, 2015 |

Florida is one of the most veteran-friendly states in the nation, with almost 1.5 million veterans calling it home. According to the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, 12 percent of Florida’s population 18 and over has served in action. With Florida’s population expected to increase by 6 million residents by 2030, more private sector job […]

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Florida Chamber-Backed Trade Bill Passes U.S. House

June 12, 2015 |

TPA Measure Equals Economic/Job Growth in Florida The Florida Chamber of Commerce today applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation and championing international trade to help ensure Florida remains globally competitive. TPA will allow the U.S. to complete market-opening trade agreements that support economic growth in Florida and high-paying […]

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Urge Rep. Corcoran and Sen. Lee to “Market Florida”

June 11, 2015 |

Budget negotiations between the Florida House and Senate are winding down. The budget debate now lies in the hands of Rep. Richard Corcoran (R-Lutz) and Sen. Tom  Lee (R-Brandon). We need your help contacting Rep. Corcoran and Sen. Lee urging them to support the “Market Florida” effort (more information below). Please click the “Take Action Now” button to send these […]

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Final Push on Trade Bill

June 11, 2015 |

U.S. House to Vote on TPA and Other Trade Bills on Friday It’s rally time for trade! The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation and accompanying trade bills this Friday. The Florida Chamber urges you to call on your members of Congress to pass this vital piece of legislation. […]

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Did You Know STEM Jobs Account for 1 in 4 Job Openings in Florida?

June 08, 2015 |

In today’s technology-driven world, the global economy is becoming increasingly reliant on the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Of the 283,949 current job postings in Florida, nearly 70,000 are in STEM fields. Throughout the past 10 years, STEM jobs have grown three times faster than non-STEM jobs. Projections indicate that, over the next decade, […]

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Urge Senators to Fund International Programs

June 05, 2015 |

With the Florida Legislative Special Session underway, the Florida Chamber needs your help to advocate for funding for Florida’s international program. This program, ran through Enterprise Florida (EFI), helps small and medium-sized businesses enter or expand into the international market through training and grants. At the conclusion of the regular session, the House had increased EFI’s international […]

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Urge Key Legislators to Support Florida’s Economic Development Programs

June 05, 2015 |

“Your opinion matters…it’s important your elected officials hear from you now, more than ever.” –  David Hart, Florida Chamber Executive Vice President   The Florida Legislature is poised to start finalizing the budget as early as tomorrow morning. Contact these six key legislators to advocate your support for Florida’s economic development programs. This includes fully […]

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