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DEO Launches Florida’s Return to Work Initiative

This initiative is focused on encouraging Floridians to return to the workforce, helping employers attract job seekers, and continuing to fuel the state’s economic growth.

Jimmy Patronis Calls for More COVID-19 Liability Protections for Businesses at Pensacola ‘Rally at...

“No doubt, unless we take action to protect our small businesses, we’ll see big problems: businesses will close, insurance rates will continue to grow, and critical services will get squeezed."

Jimmy Patronis Fights to Offer Florida Businesses COVID-19 Liability Protections

Joined by state leaders, lawmakers and business owners, Patronis called on Floridians to patronize and support local businesses and asked legislators to work together to pass liability protections to get Florida’s economy back on its feet. 

Task Force of Business Community Leaders Offers Final Report on Helping Florida’s Economy After...

“This report is the culmination of a dedicated group effort to closely examine the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on businesses and industries in our state, thoughtfully discuss the difficulties they have experienced, and carefully craft sensible solutions to the issues impacting Florida’s employers,” said Dr. Ed Moore, the executive director of the RESET Task Force.
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Ed Moore, Craig Fugate Will Serve With RESET Task Force Trying to Help Florida’s...

The task force was launched last month “to focus on providing industry-specific policy recommendations to the Florida Legislature and bringing forth initiatives that will seek to help all of Florida’s economy rebound from the effects of COVID-19 and future economic slowdowns.”
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Florida Associations Join Forces to Help Bring Jobs and Tourism Back to the Sunshine...

On Monday, the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF), Florida Retail Federation (FRF), National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) joined other associations across the state to announce the joint creation of a task force to Restore Economic Strength through Employment and Tourism (RESET).

Business Leaders: Tort Reform Can Save Florida Billions

The study shows torts currently cost Florida $10.0 billion in annual direct costs,  $15.5 billion in annual output (gross product), around 167,750 jobs, $811.1 million in annual state revenues and $679.4 million in annual local government revenues and claimed excess torts result in a “tort tax” of $719.01 per person.
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NFIB: Small Business Optimism Rises Across the Nation

Small business optimism rose in November, according to a new study from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) which was released on Tuesday.
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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. 

NFIB: Small Business Confidence Dipped in September But Remains High

While small business confidence slipped last month, it remains high in Florida and across the nation according to a study from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). “The small business Optimism Index maintained a...

NFIB: Florida Shoppers Should Support Small Businesses During Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

With the Sunshine State getting ready for a tax-free back to school shopping holiday later this week, the executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in Florida offered a reminder to support small businesses.
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Frivolous, Excessive Lawsuits Costing Florida Taxpayers Billions

Speaking to the Florida Radio Network, Bill Herrle, the NFIB’s executive director for Florida, says the problem is so bad in Florida that “it’s cost the state around 126,139 jobs and $614.8 million in annual state revenues.
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