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FL Chamber & Rep. Caldwell Outline Long-Term Pension Goals

February 17, 2015 |

For a more competitive Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce believes that creating fiscally stable governments through modern and sustainable retirement programs will secure public pensions and protect taxpayers. Creating fiscally stable state and local governments through modern and sustainable retirement systems will help avoid a bankrupt future that too many state and local governments […]

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Laser Focused on Workers’ Comp Cases Before Florida Supreme Court Florida Chamber Expert Panel Discusses Possible Ramification

February 12, 2015 |

All eyes are on the Florida Supreme Court as they deliberate taking action on two cases that could significantly impact Florida’s workers’ compensation rates. Keeping workers’ comp rates fair and not inflated by trial lawyer tactics is a top priority of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. On behalf of Florida’s business community, the Florida Chamber […]

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Did You Know Florida is Ranked #1 for Transportation Infrastructure?

February 10, 2015 |

While Florida ranks number one in infrastructure rankings in the nation, our state’s continued population growth will require unique solutions to transportation issues. Consider that as the nation’s third most populous state, approximately 800 net new people move to Florida each day. It’s estimated Florida will grow by six million more residents between now and 2030, […]

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Rep. Caldwell Discusses Long-Term Water Policy, Amendment 1

February 03, 2015 |

For Florida, planning for the future means alternative water supply sources- not just for Florida’s growing population, but for many of Florida’s fundamental industries. “We’ve got to start planning and building alternative water supply sources,” said Rep. Caldwell. “We’ve run out of the ‘easy water’, as it were. We’re not in a crisis mode, but… […]

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Did You Know Manufacturing Creates Jobs in Florida

February 03, 2015 |

Did You Know? For every 10 jobs created in Florida’s export-oriented manufacturing, 12 more jobs are created in transportation, warehousing and retail? With an additional eight jobs created in business services, there are a total number of 30 jobs supported by Florida export manufacturing. In fact, manufacturing has the highest jobs “multiplier” of any sector because […]

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U.S. Congressman Ross Meets With Florida Chamber Members Mitigation Discussions Will Help Keep Families Safe, Florida Competitive

January 29, 2015 |

U.S. Congressman Dennis Ross (R-Lakeland) met with members of the Florida Chamber of Commerce and policy leaders in Orlando Wednesday to discuss important insurance related issues facing Floridians. Fresh from insurance talks at the Florida Chamber’s multi-day Insurance Summit, Steve Weinstein, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of RenaissanceRe, hosted the meeting, which covered […]

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Did You Know: Florida Has More Than 500k Jobs in Transportation, Trade and Logistics

January 26, 2015 |

Florida is moving in the right direction and our state’s transportation system is making a significant impact. The additional improvements that have been made in our airports, seaports, intermodal systems, and roads will improve Florida’s competitiveness and will help Florida diversify its economy, create more high-wage jobs, and prepare for future growth in population, tourism, […]

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Florida Chamber Distinguished Advocate Rep. Wood Answers Tough Insurance Questions

January 22, 2015 |

Florida Chamber Series on Free Enterprise: Representative John Wood (R-Winter Haven) While Florida is moving in the right direction, Rep. Wood would like to continue strengthening Florida’s insurance market and more importantly, welcoming private capital. “We certainly continue to welcome private capital coming to Florida,” said Rep. Wood. “The combination of the climate cycle along […]

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Florida Chamber Congratulates Former Chamber Board Member Bill Johnson on Being Selected as New Enterprise Florida President and Florida’s Secretary of Commerce

January 22, 2015 |

Trade and Logistics Leader Will Create Opportunities for Florida’s Families and Job Creators Florida Chamber Congratulates Former Chamber Board Member Bill Johnson on Being Selected as New Enterprise Florida President and Florida’s Secretary of Commerce Trade and logistics leader will create opportunities for Florida’s families and job creators The Florida Chamber of Commerce is pleased […]

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