Important Updates

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Early Voting…Fast, Easy, Convenient

August 15, 2014 |

The Florida Chamber of Commerce encourages you to vote in the upcoming primary election. Early voting has already begun in several counties, and for many other counties, early voting begins tomorrow, Saturday, August 16. Early voting offers you more flexibility in your schedule and often takes less time, as the lines are usually shorter than on Election Day (Tuesday, August 26).

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Did You Know Floridians Paid $1.5 Billion in Hidden “Hurricane Taxes”

July 28, 2014 |

While the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe (CAT) Fund recently announced hurricane assessments would end nearly a year earlier than expected – January 2015— Florida’s largest property insurance provider, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (CPIC), receives close to $310 million per year in assessments levied on non-CPIC policies? These assessments are a tax designed to subsidize CPIC in the event of a catastrophic hurricane from Floridians and Florida businesses holding any type of property and casualty insurance policy including homeowners, renters and business insurance.

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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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