Tourism matters to Florida, and in a big way. For every 85 visitors to the state, one additional job is created. Of the 7.6 million jobs in Florida, more than 1 million are related to tourism activity. Florida relies on a healthy tourism sector to drive our economic engine and secure a prosperous future.
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Florida Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera and hundreds of other Miami-area executives and professionals attended the 2014 International Women’s Day event honoring “extraordinary women who have made significant contributions to their community.” The Florida Chamber is pleased to announce that our very own Alice Ancona, Director of Global Outreach, was one of this year’s four honorees.
The deadline for hotel reservations is fast approaching for the Florida Chamber’s 2014 International Days event. If you haven’t already made plans, be sure to reserve your room today. Hotels are booking up fast! Please see the below important information:
Today, the Florida Legislature took steps to protect Florida’s important military and veteran population by passing HB 7015 – a bill that will provide in-state tuition to veterans and allow businesses to give hiring preferences to veterans.
Lowering the cost of healthcare in Florida, while also expanding access to care, are key legislative priorities shared by Representative Richard Corcoran (R-Lutz) and the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Lowering healthcare costs in Florida means driving innovative and proactive healthcare system reforms like expanding scope of practice – a priority outlined within the Florida Chamber’s […]
Yesterday, the Florida House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee took important steps to help improve Florida’s water resources by supporting three Florida Chamber-backed bills. The Florida Chamber thanks each person who reached out to lawmakers to urge their support.
Rolling back taxes on commercial leases and investing in infrastructure for the Port of Tampa and Tampa International Airport are two important priorities for Florida Representative Dana Young (R-Tampa). Targeted tax reforms and solidifying Florida’s role in trade and logistics by strengthening our airports and seaports are shared priorities of the Florida Chamber’s 2014 Competitiveness […]
On the opening day of the 2014 Legislative Session, Governor Rick Scott will gave his fourth State-of-the-State address. To add context to Governor Scott’s remarks, I would like to take a few minutes to share with you the State of Florida’s Business Community, and shine a light on the leadership shown by Governor Scott, the Florida Cabinet and the Florida Legislature.
The Florida Chamber remains steadfast in our support for making Florida more competitive for small businesses and improving the quality of life for Florida families. Ensuring Florida is the premier destination to live, work, learn and raise a family is important for the continued improvement of our state’s economy. The Florida Chamber’s 20-year long opposition to the expansion of Las Vegas-style mega casinos helps encourage the expansion of high-wage jobs and protects our state’s brand.
Florida’s job creators look for highly-skilled talent to fill positions on a daily basis. With more than 285,000 job openings in Florida, opportunities to hire vets have never been better. Florida has a very active military community,