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Floridians’ Outlook on the Economy Hits Highest Level in the Past Two Years

By: Sheridan Meek, Senior Research Economist, Florida Chamber Foundation TheFloridaScorecard.org stays up to date with Florida’s latest consumer sentiment –…

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Florida Chamber Chief Economist Dr. Jerry Parrish Details The Coronavirus’ Threats on Florida’s Economy

“With companies cutting their GDP forecasts, 30-year mortgages at an eight-year low, and manufacturers idling their factories because of supply-chain…

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Economic Development

Florida’s Competitiveness in the New Economy

One of the most interesting national news stories over the past year has been Amazon’s quest to identify a location…

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Overall Voters Feeling Good About Florida’s Direction, But Undecided In 2018 Governor’s Race

TALLAHASSEE, FL (January 11, 2018) – A majority of Florida voters believe Florida is headed in the right direction, according…

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14 Percent of Florida Jobs Are Connected to the Agriculture Industry

Agriculture plays a vital role in Florida’s economy, with more than 1.5 million jobs connected to agriculture, natural resources and food…

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Military & Defense Industry Contributes Nearly $80 Billion to Florida’s Economy

Florida’s military and defense industry not only keeps us safe, it also drives the state’s economic growth by contributing an estimated…

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Lower Oil Prices Impact Florida’s Economy

Florida’s GDP is expected to reach $1 trillion per year by 2020. However, there are challenges and disruptions on the horizon.…

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Did You Know Florida Has One of the Top Job Growth Rates in the Nation?

According to recent Bureau of Labor & Statistics data, Florida’s year over job growth rate of 3.0 percent was the fastest…

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International Trade and Ports

China’s Troubles Are the World’s Troubles

China’s troubles are the world’s troubles.  Its bandwidth cannot be underscored – in 2014 it accounted for 38 percent of…

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Latest Florida Chamber of Commerce Poll Shows Floridians Overwhelmingly Support Cell Phone/Cable TV Tax Cut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley, 850-521-1231 or 850-251-6261 eousley@flchamber.com TALLAHASSEE, FL. (June 1 , 2015) – By a margin…

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International Trade and Ports

Global Markets Create New Opportunities for Florida’s Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley, 850-521-1231 or 850-251-6261 eousley@flchamber.com Trade with Asia Pacific, Middle East/Africa Accounts for 19 Percent…

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International Trade and Ports

Governor and Cabinet Proclaim May as Florida World Trade Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley, 850-521-1231 or 850-251-6261 eousley@flchamber.com     Florida Chamber, Trade Partners Champion Trade’s Role in…

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Future of Innovation Economy the Focus of Caucus Meeting

Recently the Florida Chamber Foundation hosted its Innovation Caucus meeting in Tallahassee, where Innovation Caucus members met to discuss how strategic…

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Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line: Sen. Tom Lee Discusses Florida’s Budget, Tax Cuts and More

“We are really fortunate here in Florida that thanks to the [Florida] Chamber of Commerce and a lot of other…

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