Important Updates

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Did You Know that 2 out of 3 Jobs in Florida Come from Small Business?

May 04, 2015 |

What do Publix Supermarkets, AutoNation and Darden Restaurants have in common? They’re all Fortune 500 companies that started as Florida small businesses. As we celebrate National Small Business Week, we cannot deny the impact that small businesses have to Florida’s economy. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 99 percent of Florida companies are small businesses. Since […]

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Dr. Ed Moore Discusses Special Session on Bottom Line

April 29, 2015 |

As lawmakers plan to reset, Dr. Ed Moore, President of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, a Florida Chamber Foundation Trustee, and Florida historian shares insight on the intricacies of the current legislative debate and special sessions. A special session means legislators will be called back to handle the $4.2 billion budget difference. According […]

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Did You Know in 2030, 1/3 of Florida’s Current Workforce Will be Retired or Planning to Retire?

April 27, 2015 |

Over the next 15 years, more than 2 million Floridians will celebrate their 65th birthday- about 700 every day- and become part of the 1 in 4 active seniors living here in 2030. Are you prepared for the disruption that retirement will have on your community’s workforce? Since Florida’s aging population represents some of the most vibrant and engaged […]

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ACTION ALERT: Support Free Trade Agreements Today

April 22, 2015 |

Last week, legislation that would renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) was introduced. Passage of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, is critical to advancing the U.S. and Florida’s Trade agenda in order to achieve state of the art trade deals that truly will serve as catalysts to growing trade for Florida’s […]

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Keep the Momentum Going; Voice Support for House Film-TV-Digital Media Bill

April 20, 2015 |

Tomorrow, the Florida House will consider and debate a Florida Chamber-backed bill (HB 451) that will help support and strengthen the film, television and digital media industry. The House Floor will consider expanding the entertainment industry tax credit program in an effort to attract more film, television and digital media projects to Florida. HB 451 was “temporarily postponed” last week. Therefore, if you […]

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Florida Chamber’s Mark Wilson Testifies in Support of All Aboard Florida

April 20, 2015 |

Chamber Leaders from Central and South Florida Also Share Support Earlier today, Florida Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Wilson provided testimony at the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act Hearing taking place before the Florida Development Finance Corporation. The Florida Chamber’s testimony was in support of approving All Aboard Florida’s bond application. “The All […]

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Rep. Matt Gaetz Talks Targeted Tax Cuts on Bottom Line

April 20, 2015 |

“The priorities that we reflected in the house’s no tax is safe tax cut plan are many of the priorities we heard from businesses that spoke through the Florida Chamber of Commerce.” – Representative Matt Gaetz (R- Shalimar), Chairman of House Finance and Tax Committee Rep. Matt Gaetz recently joined the Florida Chamber of Commerce […]

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Florida Chamber-Backed Property Insurance Reform Approved

April 16, 2015 |

The Florida State Board of Administration this week approved a Florida Chamber-backed effort to protect Floridians from future hurricane tax assessments. Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater approved giving the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (CAT Fund) authority to pursue transferring up to $2.2 billion in storm risk to […]

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Sen. Simpson Talks Water, Growth & Manufacturing on Bottom Line

April 14, 2015 |

“It’s exciting that Florida has so many opportunities in front of it.” Senator Wilton Simpson (R-Trilby), Chair, Senate Community Affairs Committee     According to research from the Florida Chamber Foundation, Florida’s water use is expected to increase by approximately 28 percent between now and 2030. That’s about 2 billion more gallons of water used […]

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