• Dec- 2023 -
    7 December

    Rachel Ludwig, Florida Chamber Foundation Senior Director for Future of Work, Selected for U.S. Chamber Foundation Education and Workforce Fellowship Program

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced Rachel Ludwig of the Florida Chamber Foundation was selected to participate in the ninth cohort of its premiere business leadership program. The Business Leads Fellowship Program trains and equips leaders from state and local chambers of commerce, economic development agencies, and trade associations with resources, access to experts, and a network of peers to build their capacity to address the most pressing education and…

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  • Nov- 2023 -
    28 November

    Small Business Council Member Spotlight: PowerSouth

          We sat down with Scarlett Phaneuf, Economic Development Representative for Florida with PowerSouth, to ask a few important questions: What does your business do? PowerSouth is a generation and transmission (G&T) electric cooperative that serves the wholesale power needs of 20 distribution members — 16 electric cooperatives and four municipal electric systems — in Alabama and northwest Florida. What is your biggest concern as a small business owner? Our industry is facing…

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  • 21 November

    BREAKING NEWS: Florida’s GDP Growth Now Makes it 14th Largest Economy in the World

    By: Sheridan Meek, Senior Research Economist, Florida Chamber Foundation Register for the 2024 Florida Economic Outlook & Jobs Solution Summit to dive into Florida’s record movement to 14th largest economy in the world and other metrics impacting the future of Florida and your business> In 2018, the Florida Chamber Foundation set off towards the goal of aligning businesses, policy leaders, and philanthropic partners around a strategic plan to create an environment that fosters growth in support of Florida becoming…

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  • 20 November

    Infrastructure’s Role in Fueling Florida’s Economic Growth

    By: Ananth Prasad, President, Florida Transportation Builders’ Association and Florida Chamber Infrastructure Coalition Chair Register yourself and your leadership team for the virtual 2023 Florida Transportation, Growth & Infrastructure Solution Summit featuring in-depth conversations on prioritizing the future of infrastructure in Florida> Florida has long been a beacon of opportunity, attracting businesses, tourists, and residents alike. Its remarkable growth and economic success can be attributed, in part, to its world-class infrastructure. However, as Florida experiences…

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  • 14 November

    Autonomous Florida Member Spotlight: MEAMI

    We sat down with Professor GeCheng Zha, Director of MEAMI to ask a few important questions: What is one thing Floridians may not know about your evTOLs? MEAMI, the Miami Engineering Autonomous Mobility Initiative at the University of Miami, is a comprehensive and holistic effort in partnership of universities, corporates, government and community organizations at advancing and making advance autonomous mobility a reality. One key aspect of it is related to developments in electric propulsion,…

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  • 2 November

    Leading Voices: Three Questions with Eric Green, CEO of JAXPORT

        We sat down with Florida Chamber Board of Directors Member Eric Green, CEO of JAXPORT, to answer three important questions: Q: What is one piece of advice you would share with your peers? A: Continue to be a student in your profession. Be committed to learning and studying your craft every day. If I could pick a second piece of advice, it would be to surround yourself with great people. From professional work to…

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  • 2 November

    Member Spotlight: Castle Group

    We sat down with Jordan Goldman, CEO of Castle Group, to ask a few important questions: Q: What does your business do? A: Castle Group is the premier choice for property management; specializing in serving the finest residential communities. With over 2,500+ dedicated team members, Castle is the preferred service provider for over 500+ associations. Our philosophy stays the same no matter where we are – putting the resident first. At Castle, we call it…

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  • Oct- 2023 -
    26 October

    New Florida Chamber Statewide Poll Shows Florida Voters Say Florida is Heading in the Right Direction, While the United States is on the Wrong Track

    The latest Florida Chamber statewide poll finds a plurality (47%) of Florida voters believe things in Florida are headed in the right direction, while almost 8 out of 10 (77%) believe the United States is heading in the wrong direction. Florida has created 19,600 jobs in the last month and 241,200 jobs in the past year. The Sunshine State’s rolling annual growth rate of 2.5%, which is nearly a half a percent higher than the…

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  • 11 October

    A Statement from the Florida Chamber of Commerce

    The Florida Chamber of Commerce strongly condemns the terrorist attacks being perpetrated against Israel. We stand with the people of Israel as they defend their country and right to exist. We pray for the end of senseless violence impacting all innocent citizens in the region as a result of these terrorist attacks.

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  • Sep- 2023 -
    29 September

    Member Spotlight: GE Vernova

    Mo Mattocks is the Executive Plant Manager at GE Vernova. Focused on accelerating Florida forward and creating long-term investments in Florida’s energy, water, transportation, telecommunications and rural infrastructure, Mo and GE Vernova are involved in the Florida Chamber Infrastructure Coalition. What is one thing Floridians may not know about your industry? Wind is a quickly growing industry and a reliable, affordable source of renewable energy that powers approximately 10% of commercial utilities in our country. GE…

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  • 26 September

    Small Business Council Member Spotlight: ARM Institute

    We sat down with Suzy Teele, Chief Strategy Officer with ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute to ask a few important questions: What does the ARM Institute do? The ARM Institute is the nation’s leading manufacturing innovation institute for robotics and artificial intelligence, funded by the federal government. As a national consortium, we accelerate the development and adoption of innovative robotics technologies that are the foundation of every advanced manufacturing activity today and in the…

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  • 22 September

    Florida Now Top 10 in the Nation for Manufacturing Jobs, Surpassing New York

    Manufacturing is a big deal in Florida. Most recent job numbers show that Florida is now #10 in the nation for manufacturing employment. In fact, Florida manufacturers employed 426,000 Floridians in August 2023, advancing Florida ahead of New York for employment in this sector. Florida’s manufacturing industry plays a vital role in growing and diversifying Florida’s economy, and this month’s figures are a move in the right direction towards achieving our Florida 2030 Blueprint goal…

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  • 13 September

    Florida Chamber Foundation Report Shows Florida’s Economy Loses Nearly $5.4 billion Annually Due to Childcare Crisis

    The Florida Chamber Foundation released a new report examining the impact of childcare challenges on Florida’s economy. This report is part of a national “Untapped Potential in FL” research effort that reveals the cost of childcare challenges and opportunities to unlock economic potential for states, employers, and working parents. “Increases in costs of housing, food, and daily necessities have changed the landscape of the U.S. economy and, by nature, America’s workforce,” said Florida Chamber Foundation…

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  • 12 September

    Leading Voices: Three Questions with Karen Moore, CEO & Founder, Moore, Inc.

          We sat down with Florida Chamber Board of Directors Member and Foundation Trustee Karen Moore, CEO & Founder of Moore, Inc. to answer three important questions. Karen serves as Regional Advancement Chair for the Tallahassee region and is a champion of the Florida Prosperity Project, working to cut childhood poverty in half by 2030. Q: What is one piece of advice you would share with your peers? A: Every organization should have…

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  • 6 September

    After The Storm: Hurricane Resources & Ways to Help Florida’s Communities

    Hurricane Idalia made landfall last Wednesday morning as a powerful Category 3 storm, hitting near Keaton Beach in Florida’s Big Bend region. However, our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected. In the aftermath of a natural disaster, Florida’s business community always stands ready to support one another. Thank you to all our members who are on the front lines as well as those in communities not directly impacted who are helping other Florida communities…

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