Today, Gov. Rick Scott announced Florida’s unemployment rate for October dropped to 6.7 percent, far below the 7.3 percent national average. This is the eighth consecutive month that Florida’s unemployment has been below the national average, and the 39th consecutive month that our state has seen positive job growth.
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Having government mandated benefits would mean Florida businesses would have to provide employees with paid leave regardless of the type or size of business. As a result, businesses throughout the state could suffer from a series of burdensome regulations.
The Florida Chamber Foundation partnered with Florida CFO Jeff Atwater and the Florida Small Business Development Center Network to release the Florida Department of Financial Services’ 2013 Small Business Survey, which revealed a positive outlook for Florida’s small businesses.
Last week, we celebrated the first occasion. On November 11 – on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – we marked another year of honoring our hard working veterans. More than 235 years ago we formally declared under the penalty of execution, that we would not be governed by tyrants. Ragtag groups of militia won that battle and our veterans have secured that freedom continuously and without fail.
Florida Legislators are traveling to Jacksonville tomorrow afternoon to hear your opinions regarding the expansion of gambling in the Sunshine State.
Florida Legislators are traveling to Pensacola this afternoon to hear your opinions regarding the expansion of gambling in the Sunshine State.
Florida’s climate is one of our best qualities. In fact, it’s what gives us our nickname, “the Sunshine State.” Our moderate to warm winter temperatures, cool sea breezes and tropical summers make Florida a premier choice to live, learn, work and play. It’s no secret that Florida’s weather is one of the main reasons we […]
A legislative task force is reexamining its decision to preempt local governments from forcing employers to provide mandatory paid leave, and is considering a STATEWIDE STANDARD for EMPLOYER-SPONORED BENEFITS. Will government mandated employer-sponsored benefits impact your business? We need to hear from you.
Usually, regulations are deemed necessary to ensure there are clear rules for operating in a complex society. But excessive and costly regulations harm the economy and inhibit job creation.
Targeted tax reforms, like phasing out taxes on commercial leases and lowering Florida’s communications services tax on small businesses is good for families and job creators. For a more competitive Florida, the Florida Chamber is actively engaged in conversations with the Florida Legislature and Governor Rick Scott and urging support of targeted tax reforms, including: […]