Florida is strategically positioned to become a global trade hub, according to a recent report from the Florida Chamber Foundation, and Jacksonville has the potential to play a part.
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The state’s consumer confidence fell sharply in October, exacerbated by the federal shutdown and talks of another debt ceiling debate in Congress, according to a University of Florida report.
Florida lawmakers appear to be inching closer on changes to the state’s medical-malpractice system, with a House committee Tuesday scrapping proposals that likely would have run into opposition in the Senate.
The Florida Chamber Foundation and the Florida Department of Transportation hosted the 2013 Transportation Summit in Tallahassee Monday and how to handle Florida’s growth was a major focus.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce wants the state Legislature to adopt a seven-point plan — much of which is directed at Citizens Property Insurance Corp. — to improve property insurance in the Sunshine State.
Several Florida lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott said Friday they will push to “educate” Floridians on the hidden costs associated with property insurance and a “house of cards” that will blow down if a major storm hits.
Speaking at the Florida Chamber of Commerce insurance summit at Disney, Scott said a concerted effort needs to be made to inform insurance policyholders that state efforts to shore up the market in some of the most hurricane prone regions of the state, will likely trigger across-the-board assessments when the state-backed insurer can’t pay claims.
A Florida Chamber of Commerce survey shows small businesses worry over economic uncertainty and financing.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, nearly three-fourths of the 800 business owners polled said they couldn’t get the financing they need. More than half predicted it’d be harder to get that financing in the next six months.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce released the Florida Scorecard Tuesday giving a quick rundown of key statistics in Florida.
In the report, the chamber reports the State unemployment rate decreased slightly to 8.6 percent in May. Jacksonville fared better than the state, as the local unemployment rate was 8 percent in May.
The results from the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Council survey show the overall business health in Florida is improving, as nearly 40 percent of small-business owners are planning to hire in the next six months.
By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE—A controversial bill to allow mega-resort casinos in Florida appears dead this year, after the House sponsor scrapped a vote Friday by a subcommittee that likely would have rejected the idea. Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, announced he was pulling back the bill (HB 487) as the House […]