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Florida Chamber-Backed School Choice Bill Passes House

March 27, 2015 |

Today, the Florida House of Representatives passed a Florida Chamber-backed bill that would empower parents to choose the best learning environment for their students. HB 7037, sponsored by Rep. Bob Cortes (R-Maitland), establishes a charter school institute to provide technical assistance to charter school applicants, increasing the likelihood that only high-quality charter schools earn approval […]

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Florida Chamber and Lima Peru Chamber Sign MOU Promoting Trade

March 25, 2015 |

Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera On Hand for Signing The Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Lima Chamber of Commerce today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help promote trade and investment opportunities between Peru and the United States. The signing included representatives from the Lima Chamber as well as Alice Ancona, Director of […]

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Celebrating Space Innovations On Florida Space Day

March 24, 2015 |

On May 25, 1961 President John F Kennedy challenged the nation to send a man to the moon and to bring him home safely back to earth before the end of the decade. Just eight years later, and after learning valuable lessons from many space missions, NASA launched Apollo 11 from Cape Kennedy, Florida- and […]

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Help Market Florida’s Business Climate

March 24, 2015 |

On Wednesday, March 25, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees will take up Florida’s budget. The Florida Chamber is leading the effort to ask the Florida Legislature to invest a minimum of $20 million annually to market Florida’s business climate in other states. The Florida Senate has already committed $5 million in their initial budget […]

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Rep. Rooney Discusses Transportation Infrastructure

March 24, 2015 |

“We are uniquely qualified here in Florida, because we are basically a long island and we have ports on both sides of the state and up into the panhandle, that we can be as competitive as any state in terms of South America in our country.” Florida’s infrastructure continues to be ranked top in the […]

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Did You Know: Florida is 17th Most Innovative State in the Nation

March 23, 2015 |

Did you know, Florida is ranked 17th in the nation for innovation and entrepreneurship? As Florida continues to expand its innovation economy, businesses nationwide are starting to take notice. There is an increasing amount of attention being paid to Florida from outside investors, who are looking for a pipeline of innovation. By making strategic and targeted investments […]

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Securing Florida’s Water Future – Legislative Update

March 19, 2015 |

At the start of the 2015 Florida Legislative Session, the Florida House developed comprehensive water legislation that addressed issues – such as water supply plans, water quality, the Central Florida Water Initiative, Northern Everglades impacts and springs restoration. With guidance from the Florida Chamber, and the leadership of Speaker Steve Crisafulli (R-Merritt Island) and Rep. […]

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Rep. Rooney Encourages You to Attend International Days

March 18, 2015 |

“Florida is in the unique position to take advantage of changing trade routes and global economic opportunities to become a global hub for trade- but there is still much more to be done.” Rep. Patrick Rooney Chairman of the House Transportation and Ports Subcommittee Join the Florida Chamber and Florida’s international business community for the Florida […]

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