The Florida Scorecard


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

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

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Economic Development

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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Are the Kids in Your County Ready for Kindergarten?

Are Florida’s Kindergartners Ready for the Future? On February 17, the Florida Department of Education released the Kindergarten Readiness Screener…

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Florida’s Higher Education System Continues to Lead the Nation

We already know Florida ranks first in the nation for higher education, but did you also know Florida is in…

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Insurance Reform and Competition

Homeowners’ Insurance Affordability By County

  Visit     Insurance Reform   During the 2018 Insurance Summit, the Florida Chamber of Commerce announced the release…

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Record 116.5 Million Visitors to Florida in 2017

  Did you know that according to new numbers released today, Florida has reached another record-breaking year for Florida tourism?…

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CAUCUS: Civic Infrastructure

Civic Infrastructure Stats

    Only 19.1 percent of Florida residents report participating in volunteer activities, placing Florida in 50th place nationally. For…

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CAUCUS: Entrepreneurism

Entrepreneurism Stats

  CEO Magazine ranked Florida the 2nd best state in the United States in which to do business. For economic…

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CAUCUS: Sense of Place & Community

Sense of Place & Community Stats

In 2018, Florida welcomed more than 127 million visitors. Florida continues to be one of the top travel destinations, with…

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CAUCUS: Economic Opportunity & Prosperity

Economic Opportunity & Prosperity Stats

  Only 23% of Floridians believe their region is well-positioned for prosperity and global competition. For information on economic diversity…

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CAUCUS: Retirement & Lifelong Engagement

Retirement & Lifelong Engagement Stats

    Florida has the highest population of residents age 60 and older in the nation, comprising a quarter of…

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CAUCUS: Families & Children

Families & Children Stats

    Almost 1-of-every-4 Florida children under the age 18 (more than 944,000 kids) live below the poverty line. For…

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CAUCUS: Housing & Livability

Housing & Livability Stats

  While the number of homeless individuals in Florida declined between 2017 and 2017, Florida continues to have one of…

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CAUCUS: Safety & Security

Safety & Security Stats

  From 1997 to 2017, Florida experienced a 58.9% decrease in the total rate of reported Index Crimes per 100,000 population.…

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CAUCUS: Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness Stats

In 1018, 13.0 percent of Floridians did not have health insurance, up from 12.9 percent in 2017. For additional data…

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