Important Updates

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Enterprise Florida Launches “Florida – The Future is Here” Branding Campaign

January 29, 2016 |

New Marketing Brand’s First Creative Campaign Touts Florida’s “Boundless” Opportunities for Business Enterprise Florida (EFI), the principal economic development organization for the state, announced today the launch of a new global branding initiative. The new branding campaign, “Florida – The Future is Here,” targets national and international business decision makers, site consultants and existing Florida […]

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Florida Chamber-Backed Economic Development Bills Progress

January 27, 2016 |

This week, two Florida Chamber-backed growth management bills passed their committees. SB 1190, sponsored by Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla (R- Miami), and HB 1361, sponsored by Rep. Mike La Rosa (R- Saint Cloud), both passed their first committee stops with bipartisan support. Under these bills, approved construction plans may change in size without […]

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Urge Key Lawmakers to Support Legal Reform Efforts Today

January 25, 2016 |

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at 9 a.m. the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee will take up important legislation that will improve Florida’s legal climate. SB 632, sponsored by Senator Garrett Richter (R-Naples), requires written notice to an insurance company as a precedent to filing a bad faith lawsuit. The insurance company is then given 45 days […]

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Tell Senators to Reject Burdensome Mandates

January 25, 2016 |

This afternoon the Florida Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee will be taking up legislation that will require job creators to offer paid sick leave if they have more than 10 employees, and unpaid sick leave if there are 10 employees or less. Contact your Senators now to tell them to vote no on SB 294. […]

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Florida Chamber Fights Federal Government Overreach Once More

January 22, 2016 |

In the latest bout of federal government overreach, traditionally-fired power plants have been ordered to follow an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) mandate in order to continue to operate. These federal mandates cause a loss of jobs, revenue and economic activity for communities who rely on coal-fired plants. In fact, coal currently accounts for more than 20 […]

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Transportation Transforms Communities

January 22, 2016 |

” Transportation transforms communities.”   Beth Kigel, President and CEO of the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, recently sat down with Executive Vice President of the Florida Chamber Foundation Tony Carvajal to discuss the effect of Florida’s transportation planning on economic development efforts, and how new innovations will impact the future of our […]

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Florida Chamber-Backed Gardiner Scholarship Education Bill Signed Into Law

January 21, 2016 |

Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the Florida Chamber-backed Gardiner Scholarship into law, which empowers students with unique abilities to succeed by providing options for high-quality education programs. The Florida Chamber thanks Senate President Andy Gardiner, Senator Don Gaetz (R-Destin) and Representative Erik Fresen (R-Miami), as well as Florida Chamber members, local chambers of commerce and […]

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