|On April 17, a Florida-Chamber backed bill reauthorizing VISIT FLORIDA unanimously passed out of the Senate. |
SB 178, sponsored by Senator Joe Gruters, continues the existence of VISIT FLORIDA—allowing the promotion of Florida as an “open for business state” and a tourism destination for national and international visitors.
Florida’s tourism industry is a key driver of our state’s $1 trillion economy. Visitors to Florida contribute more than $12 billion in state and local tax revenue annually. For every 76 visitors to Florida, one new job is created. Florida has more than 1.4 million tourism-related jobs, and revenue from visitors is why Florida is an income tax free state.
Thank you to Senator Joe Gruters for your leadership on this issue.
- Contact members of the Florida House and urge them to take action to reauthorize VISIT FLORIDA.
- ICYMI: Senator Joe Gruters discusses the importance of VISIT FLORIDA on the Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line.
April 17, 2019