Florida Chamber Bottom Line: Senator Gruters Discusses Job Growth and Rolling Back Business Regulations

 

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Senator Joe Gruters Explains Why Jobs Keep Florida Competitive

The latest edition of the Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line features Senator Joe Gruters, Chair of the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee, discussing job creation and how it attracts more businesses and keeps skilled workers in Florida. .

“We can encourage more companies to move down here because I think it will generate the type of jobs we want here in Florida,” said Gruters. “These highly focused, high wage-paying jobs will keep our college graduates here at home.”

Also, in case you missed it, click here to watch Senator Gruters share why VISIT FLORIDA and tax reform are vital for Florida’s future.

ICYMI:

Debra Harvey, COO, Ron Jon Surf Shop and Florida Chamber Board of Directors member, recently wrote in the Daytona Beach News Journal:

 “Eliminating VISIT FLORIDA means Florida will lose business, market share and tax dollars to competing destinations. Look no further than Colorado, Texas and Pennsylvania to see how their states were impacted when tourism marketing investments were cut.” Debra Harvey, Ron Jon Surf Shop

Florida Chamber Bottom Line: Senator Gruters Prioritizes VISIT FLORIDA & Tax Reform

 

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 Senator Joe Gruters Explains Why VISIT FLORIDA & Tax Reform Are Vital

The latest edition of the Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line, features Senator Joe Gruters, Chair of the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee, to discuss top priority bills he is sponsoring during the 2019 Legislative Session, including investing in VISIT FLORIDA and target tax reform bills.

“We are a tourism driven economy and everything we do is tourism based,” said Gruters. “We have to reauthorize this thing. When we had Matthew, Michael, Irma and red tide hit, who was there to pick up the pieces when all these devastating things happened? It was VISIT FLORIDA. They let people know that Florida was open for business.”

 

Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2019 Future of Florida Forum

The Florida Chamber Foundation, along with business leaders, industry experts and elected officials from around Florida will come together October 28-30 in Orlando to engage in-depth conversations about the opportunities and innovations Florida can expect in 2030 and beyond. Click here to be among the first to know when registration opens.

Rep. Jim Boyd Talks House Tax Package, Workers’ Comp

Florida House Tax Package Focuses on What Works for Families and Businesses

“Our tax package is simply a split between families and individuals and homeowners and businesses. Both are important to Florida. The more we can eliminate burdens on businesses, the more they’ll be able to expand and employ, and the more we can eliminate burdens on families, the more they’ll be able to have money to spend for the things that are important for them. I’m excited about our end product,” – REP. JIM BOYD, FLORIDA HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

 

Watch Rep. Jim Boyd (R-Bradenton), the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman, on the latest edition of the Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line explaining some of the advantages of the House’s recently passed tax package. The package contains additional homestead exemptions for homeowners, sales tax holidays for families and veterans, R&D tax rollbacks and reductions to the Florida-only business rent tax.

Boyd, who, along with his colleagues in the House, also passed workers’ compensation reform earlier this week, also urged viewers and Florida Chamber members to contact their Senators in advance of Monday’s upcoming workers’ comp discussion and urge them to adopt legislation closer to the House’s.

Be the First to Know

Be among the first to know what passed, what failed, the details of Florida’s newly passed budget, and if lawmakers worked to make Florida more competitive when the Florida Chamber releases its end of session report on Friday, May 5 – the final day of the 2017 Legislative Session. Don’t miss out on this exclusive member service. Email Christi McCray today at christimccray@flchamber.com.