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Florida Chamber of Commerce Unveils 2023 Legislative Agenda Where We Stand Outlines Competitive Priorities

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (February 21, 2023)— Today, the Florida Chamber of Commerce launched its 2023 Florida Business Agenda, during the 2023 Florida Chamber Legislative Fly-In, highlighting where it stands on key business priorities for the upcoming legislative session. The Florida Chamber’s annual Where We Stand business agenda outlines key issues facing Florida’s job creators and impacting Florida’s competitiveness, along with policy recommendations to keep moving Florida in the right direction.

“Free enterprise isn’t free. The Florida Chamber fights every day in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. to solve issues that impact local businesses and Florida’s competitiveness,” said Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce. “The Florida Business Agenda is our policy framework, developed by Florida’s job creators, representing businesses of all sizes, from Pensacola to Key West, and across all economic sectors and industries in Florida. These legislative priorities will help grow private sector jobs, diversify our economy, and create additional economic opportunities for all Floridians.”

The Florida Chamber Foundation predicts 2023 is going to be another year of positive growth for Florida, and the Florida Chamber is at the forefront advocating for the policies necessary to seize the opportunity to grow our way to the 10th largest economy in the world. The Florida Chamber’s 2023 Florida Business Agenda is grounded on the Florida 2030 Blueprint and its Six Pillars Framework, with policy recommendations that will advance our mission and achieve goals around improving Florida’s talent pipeline, creating good jobs by diversifying Florida’s economy, preparing Florida’s infrastructure for smart growth and development, building the perfect climate for business, making government and civics more efficient and effective, and championing Florida’s quality of life. The following are a few top priorities the Florida Chamber will be advocating for during this legislative session. The business community’s full competitiveness agenda can be found HERE.

Fixing Florida’s Broken Lawsuit Abuse Problem: Improving Florida’s Bottom-Five Legal Climate

Florida’s bottom-five legal climate is costing Florida families an additional $5,065 a year in increased costs on everything from the price of a gallon of milk to the costs driving up auto insurance premiums. Florida has the highest tort costs in the country as a percentage of GDP at 3.63 percent, with no other state higher than 3 percent.

Attainable Workforce Housing: Ensuring Floridians Can Afford to Work and Live in the Communities they Serve

The Florida Chamber recognizes that for many Floridians, rising housing costs are a significant issue which hurts Florida’s competitiveness, affordability, and quality of life. Recognizing the concern of business leaders, the Florida Chamber incorporated the availability of diverse and attainable housing to meet future demand as one of its 2030 goals. To get there:

Preparing Florida’s Future Workforce: K-12 Talent Development

The Florida Chamber believes there is no one-size-fits-all path for today’s learners to become tomorrow’s earners. Providing opportunities to engage in workforce experiences and raising awareness of industry career needs while in school will help streamline the transition for Florida students into the workforce. To appropriately prepare students, the Florida Chamber supports:

Long-Term Infrastructure Investments: Meeting the Needs of a Growing Florida

Florida’s success is best illustrated by the nation-leading migration of people and capital into our state.  With over 1,000 new residents calling Florida home each day, this growth can be either a challenge or an opportunity based on how we plan now. The 2.8 million new residents, 40 million additional visitors and 2.4 million extra drivers on Florida roads we expect by 2030 will require infrastructure to support their quality of life and our continued economic competitiveness.

The Florida Chamber supports:

As we work to grow Florida to the 10th largest global economy by 2030, the Florida Chamber is uniting Florida’s job creators for good, fighting for economic opportunities for all and increasing private-sector jobs. As we move forward with our legislative priorities, we look forward to working with Governor Ron DeSantis, Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, and Speaker of the House Paul Renner to ensure the right things keep happening in Florida.

To view the Florida Chamber’s 2023 Jobs and Competitiveness Agenda, visit

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