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Florida Chamber of Commerce Showcases State’s Role in International Trade

“During World Trade Month, it is important to recognize that Florida’s geography, history and cultural connections have served as a strong foundation for strong trade relationships,” Green said. 

FSHCC Names Top 50 Hispanic Business Leaders in Florida

This week, the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FSHCC) named the “Top 50 Hispanic Business Leaders in Florida.” 

Florida Business Leaders Stress Growth, Opportunities in Manufacturing Across the State

On Wednesday, leaders of the business community released a report showcasing Florida’s manufacturing industry and highlighting opportunities and challenges looming ahead.
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JMI Releases Study Looking at Insurance Reform in Florida

The James Madison Institute (JMI), based out of Tallahassee, released a report on insurance this week, calling for some reforms to “ensure the long-term health and stability of Florida’s insurance market.
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Medical Marijuana Cultivation and Production Facility Breaks Ground in North Florida

Last week, Acreage Holdings, in partnership with the Baker County Chamber of Commerce, held a groundbreaking ceremony at a facility in Sanderson where cannabis will be produced.
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Florida’s Business Community Eyeing Tort Reform

At the panel forum, the NFIB and the FSHCC cited the high cost of frivolous lawsuits in Florida, pointing to a recent report from Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. The report estimates the impact of excessive tort costs on Florida economy’s to be around $7.6 billion annually in direct costs. 
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Florida Talent Development Council Ready to Start Efforts to Improve State’s Workforce

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state government are looking to ensure Florida’s workforce will be well-positioned in the years to come.
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Marco Rubio Includes Funds for Florida in Five Senate Appropriations Bills

This week, from his seat on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was able to secure funds for the Sunshine State as appropriations bills gained momentum in the upper chamber.
lawsuit

Florida Has One of the Worst Lawsuit Climates in the Nation, Study Shows

On Wednesday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) released a study placing Florida 46th out of 50 states when it comes to lawsuit climate and placing Miami as one of the ten worst jurisdictions in the nation. ILR showcases its annual “Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States” which was conducted by the Harris Poll.
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Bill Galvano Names Manatee County Commissioner to Florida Greenways and Trails Council

Among its duties, the Council serves to advise the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on greenway and trail related issues, promote intergovernmental cooperation and private partnerships for developing the greenways and trails system, recommend priorities for critical links in the system, and provide funding recommendations for developing and managing the system.