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By 2030, 26 million people will call Florida home. To prepare for this continued growth and ensure Florida remains successful, we need a plan for Florida’s future that develops high-wage jobs, diversifies the economy, ensures global competitiveness, and creates vibrant communities. That plan is the Florida 2030 Blueprint, a two-year research program that engaged business and community leaders in each of Florida’s 67 counties and identified key trends and the factors that drive their regional economies.
The Florida Scorecard™ provides Florida leaders and local stakeholders with the metrics needed to measure progress within their own communities as we work toward meeting the goals outlined in the the Florida 2030 Blueprint. TheFloridaScorecard.org provides hundreds of data points, categorized by the Foundations Six Pillars, that are important to your community and Florida’s economy, including:
• Third grade reading scores for Florida and each county
• Poverty rate for each county
• Percentage of Floridians age 25 and older in each county with at least an Associates Degree
• Florida’s chance of a recession
• Florida’s Industry Diversification ranking
• Florida’s high school graduation rate
For more metrics that matter to the future of your region and the state of Florida, visit www.TheFloridaScorecard.org.