Opposing the Expansion of Las Vegas-Style Casino Gambling

 

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Why It Matters to Florida

Protecting Florida’s unique quality of life is essential to maintaining our state’s family-friendly brand. However, with an increasing population, we must focus on creating a healthy and sustainable place for Florida’s residents and visitors to work, live, and play. Stopping the expansion of Las Vegas style casino gambling has been, and will continue to be, a top priority for the Florida Chamber.

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

This past election cycle, voter agreed gambling decisions shouldn’t be left to lobbyists or the politicians they are paid to influence. However, this legislative session conversations surrounding the future of sports betting will come into focus. The Florida Chamber will continue to support the important renewal of a Seminole Gaming Compact and oppose the expansion of Las-Vegas casino gambling.

The Fight for Free Enterprise Continues

At the Florida Chamber, we will continue to stay strong against well-funded efforts which seek to devour Florida’s economy and family-friendly reputation by expanding Las Vegas-style casino gambling in Florida. By supporting communities and families over special interest agendas, and working toward goals that help secure Florida’s future, Florida will become more than a “reward for a life well lived somewhere else” and will instead be the number one choice for talent.

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Help us protect Florida’s reputation as the best place to visit, live and work by contacting us today and sharing in our fight for a robust free-enterprise system.

Closing Florida’s Talent Gap by Improving Educational Opportunities

 

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Why It Matters to Florida

From local businesses to major corporations, a qualified workforce is a top concern for job creators. To secure Florida’s future, employers need talent that is prepared to enter the workforce. Florida wins when we close the gap by putting students ahead of special interests. The Florida Chamber will continue to champion the best education system for Florida.

The Florida Chamber’s focus includes:

  •  Preparing Students for Success
  • Innovation and Outcomes Are Essential
  • Quality School Choice Matters
  • Improving Attainment and Access to Higher Education
  • Preparing Florida’s Workforce to Address Florida’s Skills Gap

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

  • Preparing Students for Success
    Ensuring a talented workforce for tomorrow begins with empowering our youngest learners today. Preparing children to learn provides a foundation for future successes and helps them develop skills such as self-discipline, persistence and cooperation-skills that re essential to their future success in the workforce.
  • Innovation and Outcomes Are Essential
    The Florida Chamber understands the importance of STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Medicine) education in schools. We will continue to support a focus on STEMM concepts throughout Florida’s education system in order to ensure that Florida’s students become and remain globally competitive.
  • Quality School Choice Matters
    At the Florida Chamber we recognize that education is not a one-size-fits-all option. We continue to advocate for parents to have the freedom to choose the best learning environment for their children .
  • Preparing Florida’s Workforce to Address Florida’s Skills Gap
    Advocating for increased attainment and making college more affordable is a top priority for the Florida Chamber. In addition to adequately preparing Florida’s students to enter the workforce, we must also focus on attracting and retaining world class talent.
  • Improving Attainment and Access to Higher Education
    In order for Florida to remain one of the top business climates in the nation, we must increase educational opportunities in both higher education and in the 21st century vocational trades.

The Fight for Free Enterprise Continues

We believe that a quality education and workforce development system is the best way to enable Floridians to compete in a 21st century global economy. Be a part of the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Business Alliance for Early Learning and help us invest in the future of Florida’s students.

 

Growing Florida’s Manufacturing Industry

 

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Why It Matters to Florida

Did you know manufacturing contributes more than $40 billion to Florida’s economy?

In fact, manufacturing jobs are estimated to grow by four percent by 2021 and for every 10 jobs created in Florida’s export-oriented manufacturing, 12 more jobs are created in transportation, warehousing and retail. Florida has more than 360,000 manufacturing employees earning, on average, more than $54,000 annually, which is higher than the state’s average wage.

The impact of manufacturing on Florida’s global economy is significant. Growing Florida’s manufacturing industry is essential, especially as Florida continues to be a global hub for trade. Florida’s manufacturing industry provides more than 92 percent of Florida exports and creates private-sector jobs while diversifying Florida’s economy.

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

The impact that the manufacturing industry has on Florida is undeniable. In order to help continue growing Florida’s manufacturing industry, the Florida Chamber will continue to champion efforts that support Florida’s manufacturing industry. The Florida Chamber is committed to following the recommendations in the Trade and Logistics 2.0 Report, which seeks to create 150,000 new jobs in industries like trade, logistics, manufacturing and exporting.

As Florida’s economy moves toward innovation and high wage, high-value jobs in emerging industries, we must have the workforce ready to fill these new positions. With 265,200 jobs looking for people and 369,000 people looking for jobs, the problem isn’t workforce quantity, it’s workforce quality. A strong pool of globally competitive employees will be a powerful lure for businesses who hope to prosper in our state. Together we can ensure Florida remains a leader in producing a talented workforce for every industry.

The Fight for Free Enterprise Continues

Florida continues to move in the right direction by growing private-sector jobs, expanding new industries and strengthening international trade and logistics relationships. But our work is far from over. The Florida Chamber believes a globally competitive business climate helps businesses and families succeed. But in order to become the number one state in the nation for innovation and economic development, we must continue to attract and retain high-skill talent, target growing industries and continue to work toward the recommendations set forth in the Florida Chamber Foundation’s most recent Trade and Logistics Report.

Act Now

For more information on Trade and Logistics 2.0 recommendations or to engage your business in our international efforts, contact Alice Ancona at aancona@flchamber.com.

Modernizing Florida’s Pension Systems

 

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Why It Matters to Florida

The burdensome cost of having unfunded liabilities in our state continues to provide a barrier toward supporting teachers, attracting targeted industries, building roads and reducing taxes. Florida must adapt and change or suffer the consequences to our state’s rebounding economy.

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

  • Municipal Pension Systems
    In fact, there are 490 local pension systems, more than 84 percent are NOT fully funded. Florida’s total unfunded liability is equal to more than $11.2 billion.
  • State Pension Systems
    Last year, instead of funding teachers and Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity, taxpayers paid over $1 billion to pay down the pension systems unfunded liability

The Fight for Free Enterprise Continues

The Florida Chamber will continue to champion common sense reforms that modernize public pension programs and stop $6 billion taxpayer bailouts of pensions, helping our state become more fiscally responsible.

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If you believe in creating fiscally stable state and local governments as we do, contact Christopher Emmanuel today.

Supporting Florida’s Veterans, Defense and Military Industry

 

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Why It Matters to Florida

From small, family owned industries to multi-national corporations, Florida wins when private-sector job growth aligns with employer needs. Florida’s well-rounded military and defense industry creates highly-trained, highlyskilled workers each and every day. Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation at more than 1.5 million — 14 percent of the Sunshine State’s population. In fact, nearly one in every 10 Floridians is a veteran and Florida’s military and defense industry is the fourth largest contributor to Florida’s economy.

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

Championing Florida’s valuable veteran population by advocating for our state’s military and defense industry and opposing cuts that disproportionately impact Florida’s economy will allow Florida’s 20 active military bases and three combatant command centers, and Florida’s defense contractors to provide valuable high-wage jobs and grow Florida’s economy. In an effort to lead the nation in defense and cybersecurity, the Florida Chamber of Commerce supports initiatives and policies that protect Florida’s businesses and strengthens Florida’s defenses both on land and online.

The Fight for Free Enterprise Continues

Florida’s military and defense industry helps employ nearly 775,000 Floridians each year and contributes almost $80 billion to our economy. Our state is also home to more than 20 military bases and three combatant command centers. The Florida Chamber will continue to support efforts to keep Florida the most military and veteran-friendly state by supporting efforts that protect from the next round of BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure).

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Join our fight to protect our active military and defense industry. Florida wins when we stay the course toward free enterprise and support our state’s veterans.

Advocating for Efficient and Sustainable Energy Solutions

 

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Why It Matters to Florida

Long-term sustainable energy solutions are vital to supporting Florida’s economic growth. To prepare for the future, the Florida Chamber will support diverse and reliable energy resources, so every Floridian has access to cost-efficient and modern energy sources.

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

The Florida Chamber will continue to advocate for long-term, comprehensive energy policy that brings efficient, modern and cost-effective sources of energy to all Floridians that focus on the long-term needs of our state will help meet the needs of Florida’s growing population. By 2030, Florida will demand 76 percent more energy.

This requires increasing Florida’s energy independence while expanding the use of alternative fuels like LNG and CNG.

The Fight for Free Enterprise Continues

Streamlining state, regional and local processes by embracing proactive growth leadership initiatives is important to support the next generation of vibrant communities in Florida. The Florida Chamber will continue to champion the streamlining of permitting processes and reducing bureaucratic barriers toward growth.

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Join the Florida Chamber Infrastructure Coalition‘s efforts to maximize Florida’s economic growth opportunities and double down on efforts to prepare for Florida’s growing population through infrastructure investments.

Supporting Science-Based Water Solutions

 

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Why It Matters to Florida

Florida’s ongoing economic recovery has fueled growth in all areas- from population growth to private-sector job creation. In fact, Florida is now the third most populous state in the nation and since December 2010 has created more than 1.6 million private-sector jobs.
But, an increased population means an increased need for vital resources such as water. Florida’s population is expected to have 26 million residents by 2030 – residents that will consume approximately nine billion gallons of water each day. From a single glass of water to fueling Florida’s large agriculture economy, water discussions must take into account the needs of the future so sound policies can be enacted today.

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

The Florida Chamber growth estimates place Florida’s water demand at 20 percent higher between now and 2030. The Florida Chamber understands that enacting strong, science-based water quality standards now will protect Florida’s natural and economic resources for the future.

As part of its ongoing efforts to help secure Florida’s water future, the Florida Chamber of Commerce announced an educational partnership in March 2016 with Dr. Brian Lapointe, Research Professor at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Securing Florida’s Water Future is a series of educational videos solely focused on ensuring Florida’s water future is sustainable and provides the quality of life Floridians and visitors deserve.

The most recent video in the series of educational videos demonstrates why following science-based research is important to securing Florida’s water future, and sheds light on the harmful role that septic systems are playing in ongoing water quality problems in the Okaloosa River Basin.

The Fight for Free Enterprise Continues

With a larger population and increasing demand for resources on the horizon, science-based solutions that take into account the needs of Floridians and our precious natural resources will help move us in the right direction. Adopting smart growth policies will benefit small businesses and families by growing the private sector and will protect Florida’s natural resources for the future.

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Join the Florida Chamber Infrastructure Coalition‘s efforts to maximize Florida’s economic growth opportunities and double down on efforts to prepare for Florida’s growing population through infrastructure investments.

Solidifying Florida’s Role in Trade and Logistics

 

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Why It Matters to Florida

If Florida were a country, we would have the 17th largest economy in the world. Florida is not just competing with other states, we are competing with other countries. This speaks to the need to continuing to focus on diversifying our economy and markets of opportunity is an important strategy for success and continued growth. Florida is well positioned to not only benefit from international trade but play a pivotal role in new and emerging trade lanes. Eighty percent of the world’s purchasing power, 90 percent of economic growth, and 95 percent of consumers will live outside of U.S. borders. By 2030:

  • The volume of global goods trade and the value of services trade is expected to nearly double.
  • The world’s population will increase to 8.4 billion.

Florida’s GDP is fueled by trade. Florida is the seventh-largest export state in the U.S., with $52 billion in exports originating from Florida in 2016. Exporting is big business in Florida – 60,000 Florida companies export and we have the second highest concentration of exporters behind California. Economic development in areas such as international trade, sea port, manufacturing, aerospace, aviation and other targeted clusters is tied directly to innovation, diversification and how well Florida can adapt to growing and changing trends.

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

According to the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Trade and Logistics 2.0 Report, Florida can create more than 150,000 high-wage jobs by growing manufacturing, exports and trade and logistics. In order to take advantage of changing trade routes, a historic expansion of the Panama Canal, and targeted infrastructure investments, we must continue to leverage and grow opportunities.

Strengthening Florida’s rapidly growing manufacturing industry will be the key to ensuring a robust global future. The Florida Chamber supports initiatives that encourage growth in the manufacturing, trade and logistics industries as well as assist Florida companies be more competitive and have greater access in the global marketplace. The Florida Chamber will also continue to support strategic investments in our trade infrastructure, work to build a “talent supply chain” for trade, logistics and manufacturing workers and ensure an ongoing strategic presence in Washington, D.C. – advocating and positioning Florida for a leadership role at the federal level.

The Fight for Free Enterprise Continues

In order to become the number one state in the nation for innovation and economic development, we must continue to attract and retain high-skilled talent, target growing industries and continue to work toward the recommendations set forth in the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Trade and Logistics 2.0 report.

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Learn how you can become involved in the Florida Chamber’s International efforts by contacting Alice Ancona and Dan Tapia. or visit www.FloridaChamber.com/InternationalProgram.

Diversifying Florida’s Economy

 

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Why It Matters to Florida

Diversifying Florida’s economy is key to creating jobs and opportunities. To do so, the Florida Chamber will continue to build our core industries, tourism, agriculture, and construction while diversifying Florida’s economy into next generation targeted industries. We must continue to attract growing and innovative industries and new technologies that will allow Florida to lead the way in high-skill, high-wage job creation. Florida wins when we continue to diversify our base of job creators and work to attract and grow targeted high-wage industries.

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

  • Diversifying Our Economy and Creating Jobs through Economic Development
    The Florida Chamber supports the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund and other improvements to EFI, which will ensure we continue to diversify and improve Florida’s business climate by investing in workforce development and infrastructure.
  • Championing Rural Business Opportunities
    In order to double the rural county share of Florida gross domestic product by 2030, Florida must continue to provide resources and assistance to Rural Areas of Opportunity and other rural counties and continue to advance economic development opportunities.
  • Fostering Innovation by Growing Targeted Industries
    The Florida Chamber supports projects that will diversify Florida’s economy and attract businesses through innovations in technology, research, and development and public-private partnerships.

The Fight for Free Enterprise Continues

Florida continues to move in the right direction by growing private-sector jobs, expanding new industries and strengthening international trade and logistics relationships. But our work is far from over. The Florida Chamber believes a globally competitive business climate helps businesses and families succeed.

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When we stay the course of creating a diverse and globally competitive economy, Florida wins. Join our fight to secure Florida’s future.

Moving Florida Forward

 

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Why It Matters to Florida

The Florida Chamber Foundation estimates more than 26 million residents are expected to call Florida home by 2030. In fact, Florida is the third most populous state in the nation. That means there will be approximately three million new Florida drivers commuting on our roads. Along with the more than 126 million visitors that came to Florida last year, it’s estimated that there will be more than three million daily vehicle miles added to Florida roads by 2030.

In addition to highways, Florida also moves people and goods along a complex system of railways, seaports, airports and space ports, all interconnected to provide services and goods that grow our economy. Whether it’s the more than 1,000 miles of coastlines and more than 3,000 miles of highways, Florida’s transportation infrastructure relies on capable investments in order to keep our economy flowing and keep Floridians safe.

State and private-sector investments in Florida’s transportation infrastructure are vital for future economic growth in the global trade sector. Transportation and infrastructure needs also require special training for intermodal transportation and logistics jobs so Florida’s workforce is prepared to accommodate Florida’s growing population.

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

Public-private partnerships ensure our state can invest in addressing the infrastructure needs key to meeting the demands of a growing population.

The Florida Chamber will keep fighting to prevent attempting raids to the State Transportation Trust Fund for non-transportation purposes. The future health and prosperity of all Floridians is advanced with creating and maintaining sustainable and reliable infrastructure systems.

We also believe that supporting innovative business sectors like ridesharing and autonomous vehicles with consistent regulatory frameworks will help to diversity Florida’s economy and help our state’s growing transportation needs while also ensuring public safety.

The Fight for Free Enterprise Continues

While several updates to Florida’s transportation system are currently underway in Florida’s major cities, we must continue to stay focused on creating transportation systems and infrastructure that safely transport valuable cargo, from our Florida grown crops to our children and families.

Act Now

Join the Florida Chamber Infrastructure Coalition‘s efforts to maximize Florida’s economic growth opportunities and double down on efforts to prepare for Florida’s growing population through infrastructure investments.

Furthering Smarter and More Competitive Tax Policies

 

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Why It Matters to Florida

A competitive and equitable tax system creates jobs and strengthens the economy. With 26 million people expected to call Florida home by 2030, Florida will need to create 1.7 million jobs. One key to creating jobs for this growing population will be a competitive and equitable tax system. Yet, Florida is the only state in the nation that taxes businesses on rent – setting up discouraging and discriminatory tax policies.

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

In order for Florida’s businesses to grow and remain competitive the Florida Chamber will continue to support:

  • Eliminating Florida’s Business Rent Tax
    Florida is currently the only state in the nation that charges a Business Rent Tax. That means in Florida, businesses pay a six percent tax on the space they lease, including added costs to that lease, such as property taxes, maintenance and the cost of insurance — meaning some businesses are subject to double taxation. This tax costs Florida businesses $1.7 billion every single year.
  • Reducing Corporate Income Tax
    The Florida Chamber will continue to support reducing Florida’s corporate income tax. The Florida Chamber has long championed the increase of the corporate income tax exemption. In 2011, 79 percent of qualifying Florida businesses were fully exempt from paying corporate income tax under the current $50,000 exemption. This helps businesses focus on creating jobs and hiring Floridians.
  • Fixing the Internet Sales Tax
    The Florida Chamber will continue working with the Florida Legislature on the Internet sales tax, to ensure businesses can continue to expand and remain competitive.
  • Research & Development Tax Credit
    The Florida Legislature has increased the Research & Development Tax Credit cap twice in the last four years, recognizing that this program has been historically oversubscribed. In 2018, the cap was $16.5 million and $68 million in credits were requested, with over $200 billion in reported research and development expenditures. Each applicant only received approximately 25 percent of the amount of credit determined in their application for the work performed. We look forward to working with the Legislature to increase the cap to $35 million to allow companies to receive a greater percentage of the Research and Development credits allowable under law.

The Fight for Free Enterprise Continues

The time for targeted tax reform is now. Meaningful and pro-growth tax reform will position Florida for stronger economic growth. Lowering taxes, simplifying America’s tax code and cutting the Florida-only business rent tax will help relieve burdens on Florida’s business, job creators, and families. Instead of short-term solutions, the Florida Chamber believes in creating long-term sustainable outcomes so Florida can continue to attract and grow the top businesses in the nation.

Fixing Florida’s Broken Legal System

 

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Why It Matters to Florida

Lawsuit abuse in Florida is an increasingly serious and expensive problem, and thanks to a few in Florida’s Legislature, that keeps getting worse. Florida’s bottom five legal environment is an open invitation for “gotcha” lawsuits that cost Florida families an average of $4,442 each year in lawsuit abuse costs, and the American Tort Reform Association recently ranked Florida as the worst “Judicial Hellhole” in the nation, second only to California.

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

While Florida boasts a growing economy and job creation numbers that out-pace the national average, in order to ensure Florida is on the right path toward becoming the number one business climate in the nation, we must fix Florida’s broken lawsuit system.

A broken lawsuit climate creates:

  • Increases in claims, resulting in more than 34,000 Assignment of Benefits cases in 2018-up from 405 a decade ago.
  • Unjustified lawsuits that continue to burden medical professionals, creating an unfair medical liability environment.
  • Unstable insurance markets for both homeowners and auto-owners.

The Florida Chamber along with our partners at the Florida Justice Reform Institute and the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform will continue to push for common sense reforms that fix Florida’s broken legal system.

The Fight for Free Enterprise Continues

Lawyer billboards throughout Florida attest that lawsuits are big business here. But most Floridians aren’t fooled by ads proclaiming to be “for people” when in truth they usually mean “for the plaintiffs’ lawyers.” Until Florida’s courts are seen as fairer for all the people, the forecast for broader economic growth will be cloudy.

Act Now:

Join us in reforming Florida’s unfair lawsuit abuse climate by contacting Carolyn Johnson at cjohnson@flchamber.com.

Fixing Florida’s Workers’ Comp System

 

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Why It Matters to Florida

The Florida Chamber’s Workers’ Comp Task Force knows an unstable and unpredictable workers’ comp system leaves injured workers and job creators footing the bill. Business growth requires workers’ compensation premiums to be fair and not inflated by unnecessary costs, and an improved business climate overall will allow Floridians to get back to work and reduce the cost of living for families and small businesses.

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

From increases in rates by 14.5% due to cases ruled by the Florida Supreme Court (Castellanos v. Next Door Company and Westphal v. City of St. Petersburg) to a proposed decrease to 9.6%, the instability of the workers’ comp. system leaves attorneys and trial lawyers benefiting off injured workers.

Plaintiff attorney maneuvers like we’re seeing with workers’ comp. are reflective of a larger lawsuit abuse problem in Florida. In fact, according the American Tort Reform Association Florida is the worst legal climate in the nation, second only to California. And that’s important, because a state’s lawsuit environment is likely to impact important business decisions a such as where to locate a company or whether or not to expand.

Keeping our workers’ comp system fair and not inflated by trial lawyer tactics and other unnecessary costs will help lower the cost of doing business in Florida. The Florida Chamber has a long history of helping to keep Florida’s workers’ comp system working. As a result, workers’ comp rates were lowered by more than 60 percent in the last 15 years, and we will continue to fight for policies and workers’ comp reform that will reduce rates, protect injured workers and bring stability to the system.

The Fight for Free Enterprise Continues

With rates fluctuating significantly, the Florida Chamber is leading the effort to reform workers’ comp. To secure Florida’s future, we must keep Florida’s workers’ comp system working.

Act Now:

How are increased workers’ comp rates impacting your business? Let us know by contacting Carolyn Johnson at cjohnson@flchamber.com.

Healthcare Partnership

 

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Why It Matters to Florida

The Florida Chamber of Commerce and its Healthcare Partnership believe healthcare is one of the leading issues affecting growth in Florida. We are committed to advocating for a coordinated, comprehensive approach that emphasizes value with outcome measurements.

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

A value-based healthcare system focused on outcomes is a vital component in the overall economic health of Florida and essential to Florida’s future competitiveness. The Florida Chamber Healthcare Partnership is made up of diverse business leaders, all working towards the goal of lowering costs and providing better outcomes within Florida’s healthcare system. The Healthcare Partnership is chaired by Steve Knopik, Chief Executive Officer of Beall’s, Inc., and former Chairman of the Florida Chamber Board of Directors.

As Part of the Healthcare Partnership, Members Will:

  • Participate in regular discussions focused on pioneering change that will provide better patient outcomes while lowering costs.
  • Determine ways to provide market-based, public policy solutions that address the rising cost of healthcare for businesses of all sectors and sizes.
  • Be a part of the solution and join in the pursuit to implement innovative policies that accentuate Florida’s free-market environment and improve access to care.

The Fight for Free Enterprise Continues

Healthcare coverage in Florida is not a simple “yes” or “no” question, nor is it a one-size-fits-all solution. The Florida Chamber believes Florida can, and should, do better. If you are committed to getting healthcare right in Florida, contact Matthew Choy today to learn more about joining the Florida Chamber’s Healthcare Partnership.

Keeping Florida’s Business Climate Competitive

 

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Why It Matters to Florida

Florida is the only state in the country that charges a nearly six percent sales tax on business rent, a cost impacting any business that leases space- from mom and pop stores to multi-national operations. When Florida is seen as the only state that hinders business growth in this way, word gets around to CEOs. Furthermore, the Florida Chamber has found that in some instances, businesses are subject to “double” taxation through the tax imposed on business rents. Business may find themselves paying property taxes as a portion of their rent, with sales tax being levied on the entire rent.

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

While Florida already has one of the best tax climates in the nation for residents, enacting smart and targeted tax reforms for job creators will produce greater economic growth. Creating a fair tax system means putting small business capital to work and eliminating uncompetitive tax policies like the Business Rent Tax.

The Fight for Free Enterprise

The Florida Chamber will remain diligent in fighting for this proposal. We will continue to create a state that attracts and retains businesses of all sizes. Reducing this tax keeps money directly in the pockets of job creators, allowing them to expand, grow and become more productive.

Act Now

Florida wins when we create a business climate that attracts our nation’s top job creators. Help us eliminate unnecessary taxes and create a more competitive Florida by contacting Carolyn Johnson at cjohnson@flchamber.com.