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Now is the time to prepare Florida for the next generation of transportation — automated, connected, electric and shared vehicles.
With its favorable regulatory climate and more than 135 million annual visitors, Florida is uniquely prepared to be at the cutting edge of this revolution. The Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Autonomous Florida program brings together businesses, industry experts, and policymakers to secure Florida’s future mobility. The Florida Chamber’s Autonomous Florida is dedicated to focusing and unifying the business community’s voice so Florida will become the mobility innovation capital of the world.
Business Rent Tax Coalition
Support our local businesses by supporting the elimination of the Business Rent Tax
Florida is the ONLY state in the country that charges job creators a tax on their rent – money that could be used for creating jobs, investing in new technology, or providing new employee benefits. For every one percent the business rent tax is reduced, it results in an estimated $380 million in savings to local businesses annually. Coalescing around a common goal of making Florida’s business climate more competitive, small businesses, job creators and business groups, known as the Business Rent Tax Coalition, are collectively advocating for the complete elimination of this tax.
Protect Consumers from Fraud and Abuse
The Consumer Protection Coalition is a broad-based group of business leaders, consumer advocates, real estate agents, construction contractors, insurance agents and insurance trade groups pushing for reforms to protect consumers from insurance fraud and increased costs due to lawsuit abuse. Learn more about the Coalition at www.FightFraud.Today, follow the Coalition on Twitter @CPC_FL and “like” our page at FB.com/consumerprotectioncoalition.
Accelerating Florida Forward
As the third most populous state and with 25.5 million people expected to call Florida home by 2030, a growing Florida means a growing need for infrastructure to support our increasing population and increasing visitors. The Florida Chamber’s Infrastructure Coalition is focused on creating long-term investments in Florida’s energy, water, transportation, telecommunications, and agriculture infrastructure.
Small businesses are the backbone of Florida’s economy, accounting for 99.8 percent of Florida business establishments. Small business is big business.
Florida’s small businesses are essential to growing Florida’s economy from the 16th largest to the 10th largest economy in the world by 2030. The Florida Chamber’s Small Business Council provides a unified voice for small businesses and works directly with local, state, and national leaders to pass important legislation such as reducing the business rent tax, improving business development opportunities, and reducing the cost of healthcare.
Workers’ Compensation Task Force
The Florida Chamber of Commerce and its Workers’ Compensation Task Force have led the fight to lower workers’ comp rates by over 70 percent since 2003. The latest fights for the Workers’ Compensation Task Force are to work toward a legislative solution to the Florida Supreme Court decisions in Castellanos v. Next Door Company and Westphal v. City of St. Petersburg and pursue additional legislative efforts to reduce the cost of workers compensation insurance to Florida employers. It is imperative that the business community unite around solutions that bring certainty to workers and reduced costs to employers.
The Florida Chamber and its Healthcare Partnership believe that a healthy population and a strong, growing economy are intrinsically interconnected and as such, we will continue advocating for a coordinated, comprehensive approach that emphasizes value with outcome measurements.