Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet are honoring the Florida Chamber of Commerce with a resolution celebrating its 100th anniversary of securing Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber was officially created on April 29, 1916 in an effort to save Florida’s business community – the agriculture industry specifically – from an invasive cattle tick that threatened the livelihood of the state’s leading economic engine.
“One hundred years ago, the biggest threat facing Florida’s economy was a parasite — the cattle tick. While the threats to Florida’s economy have changed, the Florida Chamber’s mission to secure our state’s future, create jobs, and create economic opportunities remain the same.”
– MARK WILSON, President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.