GrayRobinson’s Kim McDougal Featured on the Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line


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GrayRobinson’s Kim McDougal discusses K-12 education funding, college affordability and school choice on the latest edition of the Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line.

Closing Florida’s skills gap by improving educational opportunities is essential to providing Floridians with jobs that allow them to succeed.

“The Florida Chamber has done a great job with businesses, you have the for the students to make sure every student knows, ‘If I pursue this degree, these are the types of jobs and wages those jobs pay,’” said McDOUGAL.

In an ever changing world, McDougal also notes that it’s just as vital to ensure the existing workforce has the skills they need, just as it’s important to ensure students are prepared to earn when they graduate.


Workforce is Changing – Florida Must Be Ready

According to research found in the Florida Chamber Foundation’s newly released Florida 2030 recommendations on Talent Supply & Education, the future of work is changing and Florida has both challenges and opportunities on the horizon. Click here to learn more.

Florida Leaders to Speak at Florida Chamber 2017 International Days

Will You be Part of the Conversation?

Join the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Florida’s international business community for the Florida Chamber’s 2017 International Days event, held February 14-15 in Tallahassee. With 2.5 million Florida jobs supported by international trade and commerce, will you be part of this conversation? Register today; early bird registration rates end December 30.


Business and Industry Leaders Speaking Include:

  • The Honorable Nagesh Singh, Consul General of India – Atlanta
  • Chris Hart IV, Incoming Secretary of Commerce and President/CEO of Enterprise Florida
  • Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President of Florida International University; Chairman of Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce 
  • Jacob Stuart, President, Central Florida Partnership
  • Glenn Cooper, Shareholder, GrayRobinson P.A.
  • Mark Wilson, President andCEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce


Sponsorship Opportunities are Available

Contact Dan Tapia for more information on what being an event sponsor means.


Florida Chamber Foundation Announces Chair of Innovation Research Report

The Florida Chamber Foundation and the Florida Research Consortium have partnered to develop a research report addressing the future of Florida’s innovation economy ecosystem. “Blueprint for an Innovation Economy in Florida” will assess the impact of expanding innovation activity on Florida’s economy and create a roadmap for state-level policy and investments.

J. Charles “Charlie” Gray, Chairman of the Board and Founding Director of GrayRobinson law firm, has been selected to serve as co-chair of the report. Gray will provide counsel and guidance on research activities and lead the rollout of the report, which is expected to be released in October 2015.

“Charlie Gray has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to improving Florida’s economy through innovation,” said Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President of the Florida Chamber Foundation. “His history of success as a business and civic leader make him the perfect choice for co-chairing this report.”

As a business-led, solutions development and research organization dedicated to securing Florida’s future, the Florida Chamber Foundation has had a long and successful history of partnering on a number of important studies such as “Florida Trade & Logistics Study 2.0,” “Closing the Talent Gap” and others. “Blueprint for an Innovation Economy in Florida” will be a vital component of the Chamber Foundation’s upcoming Cornerstone 2030 strategic plan to shape Florida’s future economy.

“I am honored to be a part of this important project,” said Gray. “This report will provide recommendations on how to expand Florida’s innovation economy and propel our state’s investment in advanced technology research.”

We invite leaders in the fields of business, technology, venture capital and education to join us in our effort to improve Florida’s innovation economy. If you are interested in contributing your expertise or support, please contact