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  • Nov- 2022 -
    8 November

    113 of 115 Florida Chamber-Backed Candidates Win General Elections

    The Florida Chamber of Commerce and our members helped deliver general election wins for 113 of 115 Chamber-backed candidates, continuing a track record of success in recruiting, supporting and electing pro-jobs, pro-Florida candidates. This diverse group of candidates have committed to securing Florida’s future by focusing on free enterprise principles and job creation for their communities while working to keep Florida competitive on the global stage. “Congratulations to the 98% of Florida Chamber pro-jobs candidates…

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  • Oct- 2022 -
    26 October

    New Florida Chamber Statewide Poll Shows Governor Ron DeSantis Holding Commanding Lead over Charlie Crist

    The latest Florida Chamber statewide poll shows Governor Ron DeSantis with a commanding 11% lead (53:42) over Charlie Crist. The lead is buoyed by strength among Hispanics, NPAs and women. Governor DeSantis benefits from 88% support from Republicans and a 17% lead (54:37) support from NPAs. Governor DeSantis also enjoys a 22% lead among Hispanics (59:37) and a 3% lead among women (49:46). Nearly half of likely Florida voters believe Florida is headed in the…

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  • 24 October

    Florida Chamber Foundation Unveils Reimagined Florida Gap Map to Unite Business Leaders Around Addressing Inequality of Opportunity

    Today, the Florida Chamber Foundation, in partnership with the Florida Prosperity Project Advisory Board, the Florida Business Alliance for Early Learning Project Advisory Board launched the latest iteration of the Florida Gap Map in an innovative format that will forever change the way we address inequality of opportunity. “Currently, 773,801 (1 in 5) of Florida’s children are living in poverty and 53% of Florida’s third graders are reading at or above grade level,” said Florida…

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  • 20 October

    Florida’s Future is As Good As Gold: Florida Chamber Uniting Business to Grow Florida to the 10th Largest Global Economy

    The Florida sun shines over an economic outlook that is brighter than ever before. As one of few states with employment surpassing pre-pandemic levels, a record-breaking GDP, childhood poverty numbers on the decline, global tech titans establishing roots, and infrastructure poised for smart growth and development, Florida is on its way to claiming its spot as a top 10 global economy – Florida’s future is as good as gold. With Florida’s continued growth and diversification, now is…

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  • 15 October

    National Hispanic Heritage Month – Honoring the Men and Women Leaders Who Serve on Our Boards

    In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month and our #MoreThanAMonth campaign, we would like to recognize the amazing men and women Florida leaders who serve on the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors and Florida Chamber Foundation’s Board of Trustees, championing free enterprise and the Florida 2030 Blueprint’s mission to make Florida a top 10 global economy by 2030!  

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  • 14 October

    Consumer Price Index (CPI) Increases, Economic Growth Stalled Despite Federal Reserve Efforts

    Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the best-known indicator of measuring an increase or decrease in inflation. It measures the percentage change in the price of a basket of goods and services consumed by households. Inflation has been a major problem for the US economy inhibiting economic growth. Despite aggressive interest hikes by the Federal Reserve, the CPI increased by .04% which was greater than the expected .03% predicted by economists. There has been an increase…

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  • Sep- 2022 -
    27 September

    Florida Chamber of Commerce Releases 2022 General Election Voter Guide

    The Florida Chamber of Commerce continues to be the unifying voice for business in Florida politics. Following a successful Primary Election for Florida’s business community where 37 of 40 Chamber-backed candidates saw election wins, the Florida Chamber has released its 2022 General Election Voter Guide previewing the choices Florida voters face on the packed general election ballot that includes a U.S. Senate seat, the entire congressional delegation, the Florida Cabinet, state legislature, and three proposed…

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  • 15 September

    New Census Bureau American Community Survey Data Released

    Data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey is making its rounds in news headlines, and there are some key findings worth noting.  Most notably, based on these single-year estimates, Florida has seen movement from 2019 to 2021 in several key metrics and rankings: child poverty (17.7% to 17.8%, currently 34th), poverty (12.7% to 13.1%, currently 34th), associates’ degree and higher educational attainment (40.6% to 43.2%, currently 28th) and bachelors’ degree and higher educational attainment…

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  • Aug- 2022 -
    31 August

    Florida is Becoming Known As A Tech & Innovation State

    Florida is growing by 1,000 people every day and is one of only a few states to fully recover to pre-covid job levels. Technology and innovation are essential to growing Florida from the 16th largest global economy to the 10th largest by 2030. It is not just a conversation for tech innovators; it’s a conversation for all Florida job creators. In business, competition remains fierce and unforeseen challenges are inevitable; meaning job creators must remain…

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  • 23 August

    37 of 40 Florida Chamber-Backed Candidates Win Primary Elections

    The Florida Chamber of Commerce and our members helped deliver primary election wins for 37 of 40 Chamber-backed candidates, continuing a track record of success in recruiting, supporting and electing pro-jobs candidates. This diverse group of candidates have committed to securing Florida’s future by focusing on free enterprise principles and job creation for their communities while working to keep Florida competitive on the global stage. “Congratulations to the 93% of Florida Chamber pro-jobs candidates who…

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  • 19 August

    New Florida Chamber Statewide Poll Shows Ron DeSantis Holding Solid Lead over Both Democratic Challengers

    The latest Florida Chamber statewide poll shows nearly half of likely Florida voters believe Florida is headed in the right direction (49:45), while at the same time a majority of voters, more than 7 out of 10, believe the country is on the wrong track. In addition, voters in seven of Florida’s 10 media markets believe Florida is headed in the right direction, with only three believing otherwise: Miami-Fort Lauderdale (43:48), Tallahassee (30:60) and West…

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  • 12 August

    Breaking News: State Insurer of Last Resort Hits 1 Million Policies

    After several months of exponential growth, including nearly 70,000 new policies since June 30, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation has hit 1 million insurance properties. Citizens Property Insurance is the state-created insurer of last resort, and this milestone further demonstrates that Florida’s insurance market is in crisis. Causing this influx of new policies into Citizens, in the last year, seven insurance companies have been forced out of business and into receivership or liquidation. Several more insurers…

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  • 10 August

    Florida’s Opportunity Economy Sets National Example

    Co-Authored By: Dr. Ben Tabatabaei, Florida Chamber of Commerce Chief Economist & Executive Director of the International Center for Economic Development, and Dave Sobush, CEcD, Director of Research for the Florida Chamber Foundation You may have seen the Wallstreet Journal’s article “The Great Pandemic Wealth Migration” highlighting their take on Florida’s economic results and leadership. The Florida Chamber Foundation has been working to unite the Florida business community for decades to grow and diversify its…

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  • 10 August

    Florida Chamber Foundation Welcomes Lockheed Martin’s Brooke Malsberger to its Future of Work Florida Initiative Advisory Board

    The Florida Chamber Foundation’s Future of Work Florida Initiative proudly welcomes Brooke Malsberger, Lockheed Martin Director of Global Talent Acquisition, Rotary and Mission Systems as a new Advisory Board member. “There is a massive information gap between employers and job seekers, between today’s students and career opportunities that they may pursue,” said Florida Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Mark Wilson. “As a result, the Future of Work Florida Initiative seeks to champion the value…

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  • 5 August

    Florida Chamber Foundation Welcomes Coca-Cola Beverages Florida’s David Cross to its Future of Work Florida Initiative Advisory Board

    The Florida Chamber Foundation’s Future of Work Florida Initiative proudly welcomes David Cross, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida’s Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration, as an inaugural Advisory Board member. Launched in 2022, the Future of Work Florida Initiative includes a multi-year plan to unite and harness the power of thousands of Florida businesses, dozens of local chambers, economic development groups, education partners, HR leaders, hiring managers, and more to turn the current workforce crisis into…

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