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Florida Chamber Drives Support for Florida R&D Tax Credit

November 23, 2015 |

The Florida Chamber of Commerce continues its efforts to attract high-wage jobs and increase global competitiveness by advocating for increases in Florida’ Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit. Florida’s innovation economy is growing and the R&D Tax Credit is an important tool to grow Florida’s economy. In testimony before the House Finance and Tax Committee […]

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Did You Know Florida’s Large Businesses Employ More Than Half of the State’s Workforce?

November 16, 2015 |

Florida is home to 4,400 large companies that employ more than half of the state’s private sector workforce and capture large shares of domestic and global markets. Some of Florida’s largest companies, including Publix Supermarkets, AutoNation, Darden Restaurants, Bealls and A. Duda and Sons, were born and raised in the Sunshine State. Florida’s large businesses serve as an […]

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Workers’ Comp Rates Drop Average of 4.7 Percent for 2016

November 12, 2015 |

The Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) today approved an average overall rate level decrease of 4.7 percent on workers’ compensation insurance, effective January 1, 2016. This marks the second year in a row that workers’ comp rates have decreased and rates have dropped nearly 60 percent over the last decade, thanks to the work of the […]

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Thank a Hero Today

November 11, 2015 |

Today and all days, we thank the more than 1.5 million veterans who call Florida home for their service to our country. At the Florida Chamber, we believe one of the best ways to honor the service of our veterans is to help them build economically stable lives when they return home. At the Florida […]

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Targeted Tax Reforms Will Make Florida More Competitive

November 05, 2015 |

Florida Chamber Tax Cut Recommendations Include Business Rent Tax, Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment Tax And Corporate Income Tax In an ongoing effort to make Florida more competitive, the Florida Chamber of Commerce today announces support of targeted tax reforms that will further strengthen Florida’s economy and families, including reducing the business rent tax, reducing the sales […]

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Florida Chamber-Backed Water Bill Passes Senate Environmental Preservation Committee

November 04, 2015 |

The Florida Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee today unanimously passed a Florida Chamber-backed water bill that will help secure Florida’s water future. The bill, SB 0552 by Senator Charles Dean (R-Inverness), will: Help ensure clean and abundant water, Reduce the prospect of “water wars” among users in resource-limited areas, and Promote strategic partnerships between […]

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DYK 1 in 4 Small Businesses Cite Access to Capital as a Primary Concern?

November 02, 2015 |

In the recent Small Business Index Survey conducted by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, small business owners reported being optimistic about growth but increasingly concerned with access to the working capital needed to hire new employees, purchase equipment, and grow their business. Many small business owners find that business financing is difficult to access. Women and […]

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Take Action Now: Ex-Im Bank Vote on Monday

October 23, 2015 |

The House is expected to vote on reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank next Monday, October.26, and we need your help to secure enough votes to pass the bill. Please click the “Take Action Now” button below and urge your member of Congress to VOTE and pass the bipartisan Fincher legislation on the Export-Import Bank. Please also […]

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