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Did You Know 1 in 4 Florida Voters Is Registered As Minor Party or No Party Affiliation?

August 24, 2015 |

Nearly 27 percent of Florida’s voters are registered as No Party Affiliation (NPA) or with minor parties like the Green, Libertarian or Tea Party. The combined total of NPAs and minor party voters outnumber Democrats or Republicans in 11 Florida counties including Broward, Miami-Dade and Orange. If voter trends continue and the diversity of Florida’s population […]

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FDOT Secretary Jim Boxold Discusses Role of Transportation in Florida’s Future

August 19, 2015 |

“The challenge for the department is to build a transportation infrastructure that meets Florida’s needs and keeps up with the pace of growth here in Florida.” Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Boxold sat down with Executive Vice President of the Florida Chamber Foundation Tony Carvajal recently to discuss what lies ahead for Florida’s transportation […]

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Did You Know Half of Today’s Occupations Will be Obsolete in 2030?

August 17, 2015 |

Technology and globalization will continue to be a factor in every job and in every sector, causing many of today’s positions to be radically transformed or disappear altogether by 2030. With transition comes the opportunity to innovate and create the next generation of jobs right here in Florida. It is important to prepare tomorrow’s graduates and workforce […]

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Did You Know More Than Half of Florida’s Children Qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch?

August 10, 2015 |

As the new school year begins, more than 50 percent of Florida families with school-aged children will qualify for free and reduced school lunch. Adequate food and nutrition play a vital role in children’s future mental and physical health, academic achievement and economic productivity. With 5.7 million children expected to live in Florida by 2030, it is essential we […]

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Did You Know Florida is the #1 State for Aviation/Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness?

August 03, 2015 |

With more than 2,000 aviation and aerospace companies calling Florida home, a competitive business climate and a talent pool of 80,000, it’s easy to see why PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) ranked Florida as the top state for aviation and aerospace manufacturing attractiveness for 2015. Aviation and aerospace is a vital market not only because it supports Florida’s military and defense economy, […]

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Continuously Challenged Medical Liability Laws Drive Up Costs

July 23, 2015 |

Earlier this week, the 1st District Court of Appeal upheld a portion of the Florida Chamber-backed medical liability reforms that were made in 2013. At question was if “ex parte communications” violated the patient’s right to privacy in a medical malpractice lawsuit. In these cases, “ex parte communications” allow the defense attorney to receive medical information […]

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Did You Know Florida Road Conditions Rank Best in the Country?

July 20, 2015 |

In a recent study, national transportation research group TRIP named Florida the top state for road conditions in the U.S. While Florida’s high ranking means that roadways are currently being maintained and improved, funding for future transportation projects is a growing concern. “Florida roadways are some of the most traveled in the nation so it is imperative […]

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