The report, sponsored by Penske Logistics and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and compiled by analyst Rosalyn Wilson, predicts 2014 will be “the best year in the past eight for freight transportation providers,” according to an article in Logistics Management magazine.
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A recent study showing that Florida is behind in logistics and manufacturing should be a wake-up call for the state, according to a local logistics expert.
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.
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.