Tallahassee, FL

17 Apr 2020

17 Apr 2020

Florida’s Economy:  A Rebound or Rut following COVID-19?

Florida Chamber Member and Foundation Trustee Exclusive

The Florida Chamber of Commerce is the only state chamber in America with its own economist – Dr. Jerry Parrish.  In light of that, we thought you may have some questions for Dr. Parrish, so we decided to give you the opportunity to ask.  In addition, the Florida Chamber has hired a research team to look at Global and national trends pertaining to COVID-19.  We will share the latest data with you on this webinar. 

Prior to the coronavirus taking hold in the sunshine state, Florida was creating nearly one out of every 10 private sector jobs in America.  Our economy was robust and on pace to become one of the largest in the world.    

On Friday, April 17 at 11:00 a.m., Dr. Parrish will provide real-time data on how COVID-19 has impacted our state and will discuss some of the key trends and variables that will determine how our economy fares from this point forward.  We hope you can join us for this MEMBER/TRUSTEE only event

To help ensure Dr. Parrish addresses your questions, please answer our brief survey which is included as part of the registration process.

In the meantime, thanks for everything you are doing to keep Florida safe.  Rest assured, the Florida Chamber will do everything we can to ensure we emerge from this downturn even stronger than before.    

Mark Wilson serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he serves as Chair of the National Council of State Chambers, and on the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, Enterprise Florida, Leadership Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Chamber Foundation, and is an active member of the U.S. Chamber’s Committee of 100.

Dr. Jerry Parrish, is the Chief Economist and the Director of Research for the Florida Chamber Foundation. Dr. Parrish is currently an Adjunct Instructor in the Masters in Applied Economics Program at Florida State University. He earned a B.S. in Agricultural Business and Economics from Auburn University, an M.B.A. from Bellarmine University, an M.S. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Auburn University. He regularly publishes research reports and articles on the Florida economy and Florida’s competitiveness.