A Guide to Public Private Partnership Issues
A Guide to Sense of Place & Community Issues
The Florida Chamber Foundation’s mission is to help guide Florida toward a future economy that includes high-paying jobs, global competitiveness and vibrant and sustainable communities. As we look towards 2030 and strive to keep Florida moving in the right direction, Florida’s community livability – our sense of place and community – is an important economic asset.
Achieving global leadership will occur only if Florida is successful at maintaining its quality of life and strengthening the diversity of its workforce. Florida’s communities – whether urban centers or rural areas – will remain competitive based not just on their business climate and industry mix, but also on their ability to develop, attract, and retain the increasingly diverse, mobile workers who will drive the economy of the future.
As we strive to create and sustain quality places for people to live, work, raise a family, learn, play, and grow a business, key priorities include:
- Continuing to protect and strengthen Florida’s position as a place for diversity, inclusion, and the ability for all populations and ages to prosper, and
- Preserving, enhancing, and growing the value of Florida’s natural, artistic, cultural, and historically significant resources, leveraging them as world-class differentiators.
For information on the future of Florida’s Sense of Place, download the Florida 2030 Key Targets & Strategies by visiting www.Florida2030.org.
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A Guide to Economic Opportunity & Prosperity Issues
A Guide to Retirement & Lifelong Engagement Issues
Florida may add as many as 5 million new residents by 2030, with the most significant gains coming in the next few years as the Baby Boomers head to retirement. As we plan for Florida’s future, the priorities outlined in the Florida 2030 Quality of Life Pillar state we must adapt education, training, and lifelong learning for both a younger and an older, as well as a more diverse, workforce.
It will also be crucial that we ensure our growing population of Baby Boomers is engaged in their community, sharing their expertise and educated about the challenges and opportunities facing Florida’s future.
For information on championing Florida’s quality of life, download the Florida 2030 Key Targets & Strategies by visiting www.Florida2030.org
A Guide to Families & Children Issues
A Guide to Housing & Livability Issues
Preparing Florida for the future means ensuring our state’s infrastructure is prepared to accommodate future housing demands for a growing population. Many Floridians around the state agree that attainable workforce housing is a critical need to address to ensure our future competitiveness. As we look toward 2030 and beyond, it will be crucial that we strengthen cross-sector collaboration to ensure efficient supply of attainable housing for varying populations—especially families, young professionals, retirees, and essential workers—and to reduce homelessness.
Whether communities are planning for next year or for 2030, it will be crucial that they consider the impact and opportunities provided by technology and new innovations. Communities will need to ensure residents have access to training and jobs, and support coordination of economic development, workforce, infrastructure and connectivity needs. These issues will continue to be crucial to the success of each community and the state of Florida.
For information on the future of housing and livability in Florida, download the Florida 2030 Key Targets & Strategies by visiting www.Florida2030.org.
A Guide to Safety & Security Issues
In order for Florida to remain successful, we must continue to create and sustain quality places for people to live, work, raise a family, learn, play, and grow a business. Florida’s quality of life is an important differentiator in attracting businesses, talent, visitors and new residents. We must provide quality choices for a diverse population and we should plan and design our communities to be resilient for a growing range of risks and opportunities.
Florida and other states are exposed to a growing range of risks, including extreme weather events; cross-border flows of invasive species and infectious diseases; the potential for terror attacks; and cybersecurity threats. As we look toward 2030 and beyond, we have an opportunity to evaluate Florida’s sense of safety and security and key strategies for the future will include:
- Continue and enhance actions proven to help reduce the crime and recidivism rates.
- Help create a safer Florida by expanding data-driven approaches to identifying and responding to potential safety and security risks.
- Strengthen cross-sector collaboration to detect, mitigate, prepare for, and respond to emergencies and security risks.
For more information on preparing Florida’s safety and security issues, download the Florida 2030 Key Targets & Strategies by visiting www.Florida2030.org
A Guide to Health & Wellness Issues
Providing convenient, accessible and affordable healthcare is an important goal for ensuring a successful future for Florida and its residents. As Florida looks towards 2030 and anticipates more than five million new residents, how do we take advantage of new technology and explore new models for delivering health care and other services?
Wellness and health for all Floridians will require:
- Providing convenient, accessible, and affordable healthcare and wellness options for all residents, with continuing focus on cost shifts, quality outcomes, and care.
- Creating targeted strategies to address areas with shortages of health professionals, including expanding medical education and provider practices and implementing innovations such as telemedicine and robotics.
- Demonstrating meaningful improvements in maternal and child health.
- Helping more Floridians achieve healthy weight by improving access to fresh food, nutrition habits, education, and access to and participation in physical activities.
- Developing targeted strategies for improving mental health, reducing substance abuse with emphasis on opioid use disorders, and preventing suicide and violent crimes.
- Increasing cross-sector collaboration for the prevention, early detection, treatment, and management of chronic diseases and conditions.