Six Pillars Caucus System

Six Pillars Caucus System: A Visioning Program


The Six Pillars framework and the measurement power of The Florida Scorecard together serve the larger mission of developing a dynamic 20-year strategic plan for Florida. The path to such an ambitious destination involves garnering the input of the best and brightest minds throughout the state with the expertise and commitment aligned to one of the Six Pillars.

The Florida Chamber Foundation’s Six Pillars Caucus System™ is comprised of more than 400 top business leaders and issue experts from around the state. They are the guiding force in the development of the first-ever, statewide, 20-year strategic plan toward a future economy that includes high-paying jobs, global competitiveness and vibrant communities. The first iteration of this plan was released in 2011.

At the state level, the Steering Committee for each Pillar is formed by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and additional issues experts. A primary level of support and engagement is created by those participating as Caucus Members, including online engagement via the Six Pillars collaborative website. In-person deliberations and webinars throughout the year facilitate the identification of policy options for inclusion in ongoing revisions of the Six Pillars 20-year Strategic Plan. These options are then passed to the Florida Chamber and other partners for further deliberation leading to selection of those policies that may contribute to the annual business agenda of any given year.

Leveraging the hard work of the Six Pillar Caucus System™, the Foundation releases annually the latest iteration of a comprehensive 20-year strategic plan for securing Florida’s future. The work in this document represents a collaborative process involving thousands of Floridians, representing business, civic, elected and other diverse stakeholders. Members of this Six Pillars Caucus System focused their efforts on a horizon between two and 20 years. The Six Pillars 20-year Strategic Plan takes a long‐term perspective of what is needed to propel the state into a leadership position and strives to bypass short-term thinking and build the road to our shared future. Each iteration of the Six Pillars 20-year Strategic Plan presents policy options for further research, elaboration and partnering with organizations throughout the state.

The Foundation invites you to participate in the Six Pillars Caucus collaborative website where you can have a voice to engage and collaborate with others with a commitment to Florida’s future. E-mail for an invite.

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Talent Supply & Education

Early Learning | K-12 | Higher Education | Workforce

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Innovation & Economic Development

Florida’s Economic Portfolio | Innovation Economy | Entrepreneurism
Capital & Investments | Global Trade
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Infrastructure & Growth Leadership

Planning & Development | Transportation & Logistics | Water | Energy
Communications | Waste Management | Environmental Issues
Risk Preparedness & Mitigation
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Business Climate & Competitiveness

Commercial Insurance | Taxes | Regulation | Permitting | Property Rights
Legal Reform | Workplace & Employment
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Civic & Governance Systems

Florida’s Budget | Governmental Systems | Federal Issues | Ethics & Elections
Local Government Issues | Regional Stewardship | Civic Infrastructure
Public Private Partnerships | Florida’s Constitution
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Quality of Life & Quality Places

Health & Wellness | Safety & Security | Housing & Livability | Families&Children Retirement & Lifelong Engagement | Economic Opportunity & Prosperity
Sense of Place & Community

For more information regarding the Six Pillars Caucus System, contact Kassie Elekes at or (850) 521-1215.

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