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2022 Florida Economic Outlook & Jobs Solution Summit

January 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Florida is at a crossroads and to become the 10th largest global economy by 2030, it will take a united business community laser-focused on driving Florida’s economy forward and ensuring the right things keep happening in Florida.


Join us for the Florida Chamber Foundation’s virtual 2022 Florida Economic Outlook & Jobs Solution Summit, Friday, January 7, 2022 from 1:00pm-4:00pm EST, as the Florida Chamber Foundation team, leading economists, and industry experts glimpse into the opportunities and challenges facing Florida’s economy as we blaze the path to 2030. Attendees will receive an exclusive 2022 Florida economic forecast, a national economic outlook, and invaluable insight into Florida’s evolving workforce needs, population growth, small business economic impact, and more. 



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Florida is at a Crossroads
Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce and Foundation

A National Perspective on the 2022 Economy
Mark Vitner, Managing Director & Senior Economist, Wells Fargo

Demand Outpaces Supply: When There Are More Open Jobs Than Talent
Dr. Angela Garcia Falconetti, President, Polk State College & Chair, Florida College System Council | Dr. Tonjua Williams, President, St. Petersburg College | Madeline Pumariega, President, Miami-Dade College  | Panel Moderated by Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce and Foundation

Florida is Growing – But What Does That Growth Look Like?
Adrienne Johnston, Deputy Secretary, Division of Workforce Services, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

The Rise of Entrepreneurship
Dr. Susan Fiorito, Professor & Dean, Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship | Dr. Shane Smith, Central Florida Director, Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship

The Importance of Small Business to Florida’s Growth
Greg Britton, State Director, Florida SBDC Network

Innovation Driving Economic Development
Eric Godet, President & CEO, Gainesville Chamber of Commerce

Policy and Prosperity – A Look Into the Federal Reserve’s Work to Support a Vibrant Economy in 2022
Dr. David Altig, Executive Vice President & Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Florida’s Changing Workforce Needs on the Road to 2030
Chad Sorenson, President, HR Florida State Council

Florida Workforce 2.0 – Research Update
David Gillespie, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation

Outlook for Rural Florida
Rose Fagler, Economic Development Manager, Weyerhaeuser

The Florida 2022 Economic Forecast
Sean Snaith, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Economic Forecasting, University of Central Florida

The Florida Drive to the “Tenth” by 2030 Continues
Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce and Foundation



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January 7
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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