Statement from Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce re: House Passage of SB 102, Game-Changing Legislation to Address Florida’s Affordable Workforce Housing Crisis

“One of the top four issues Florida Chamber members are concerned about is Florida’s affordable workforce housing crisis and we applaud the Florida Legislature for passing game-changing legislation to address the clear and present housing challenges facing Floridians. The passage of this important legislation will help meet the needs of our growing population and ensure Florida’s workforce can ‘live local’ in the communities where they work. We thank Senate President Kathleen Passidomo for her leadership in making this legislation a priority and Speaker of the House Paul Renner and bill sponsors Senator Alexis Calatayud and Representative Demi Busatta Cabrera for putting Florida residents and future generations first to ensure access to diverse, attainable housing to meet the future needs of Florida.”

Economic Background:

  • Florida’s ability to attract and retain the talent necessary to grow from the 16th to 10th largest global economy relies on the availability of affordable and attainable housing.
  • We believe Florida will create more than 250,000 jobs in 2023, continuing Florida’s leadership as one of the nation’s top job creators. By 2030, Florida will be home to an additional 2.8 million net new residents and one of the most diverse populations in the world.
Back to top button