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More than half of all jobs could be automated today using currently available technologies and 85 percent of all jobs in 2030 could
be in industries or occupations that do not exist today.

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Orlando Lawyer John Morgan Petitioning to Put $15/Hour Minimum Wage on 2020 Ballot

After spearheading efforts to pass a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana, Orlando attorney John Morgan said Tuesday he is moving ahead with a ballot drive aimed at gradually raising Florida’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Morgan said a group he leads has collected more than 120,000 petition signatures, far more than needed to trigger a Florida Supreme Court review of the proposed ballot wording.

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Ensuring a strong and responsive business climate is crucial to Florida’s future. To attract and retain increasingly mobile entrepreneurs, contractors, and on-demand employees and employers, it is important that we provide a supportive environment for employers and continue to invest in education, workforce, infrastructure, and other systems.  A competitive business environment will also limit new laws and regulations that may inhibit emerging technology and business models.

The Florida 2030 research discusses the challenges and opportunities ahead as well as identifying goals for 2030.  Goals for building a competitive business climate include:

  • Ensure Florida does not impose new burdensome and uncompetitive workplace mandates.
  • Protect Florida’s right-to-work status and monitor changes in other states to assess the impact to Florida’s business climate.
  • Ensure the 1099 workforce and telecommuter workforce have clear guidelines for workplace mandates and liabilities.

For more information on preparing Florida’s business climate for the uncertainties ahead, download the Florida 2030 Key Targets & Strategies by visiting


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