Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis today spoke at the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Future of Florida Forum on cybersecurity and fraud, our state’s economy, consumer protection measures, and supporting a culture of innovation in Florida. [Read more…] about CFO Jimmy Patronis Gives Remarks at the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Future of Florida Forum
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With talent quickly becoming the economic development tool of choice, Florida is in a global talent war for jobs, statewide leaders attending the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Learners to Earners Workforce Summit said today. [Read more…] about State leaders turn to Florida Chamber Foundation’s Learners to Earners Workforce Summit to help prepare Florida’s talent for jobs of the future
Apprenticeships, Retaining Florida’s Talent, Jobs of the Future Take Center Stage
Education Commissioner Corcoran to Present Business Recognition Awards
Florida’s premiere education and workforce summit, the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Learners to Earners Workforce Summit, will take place this week, June 18-19 in Orlando. [Read more…] about Florida’s Premiere Education & Workforce Summit to Host State’s Top Education Leaders
How Can Florida “Grow Smarter”?
The Florida Chamber Foundation today released Florida 2030 Growth and Infrastructure recommendations at its 2018 Growth and Infrastructure Summit, which include preparing Florida’s infrastructure for smart growth and development.
“As we prepare for 2030 and identify the challenges and opportunities Florida can take advantage of, we must remember that Florida only succeeds when leaders in industry, business, nonprofit and government collaborate, and work together to secure Florida’s future,” said Todd Powell, Florida Chamber Foundation Chair, and Vice President for Real Estate Development at Weyerhaeuser.
Discussions at the 2018 Growth & Infrastructure Summit today include:
With 15 deepwater seaports, 20 commercial service airports, 2 spaceports, and miles of state highways and mainline rail, Florida is already a leader in connectivity. Florida 2030 strategies focus on ensuring Floridians are not just connected through hard infrastructure, but ensure there are efficient and connected communication systems to increase access to training, jobs and markets from all communities.
Efficient and Connected Transportation Systems
New innovations and technologies are shaping Florida’s future. One Florida 2030 strategy for success includes making sure Florida continues to be a leader in research and deployment of emerging transportation technologies including autonomous, connected, shared, and electric vehicles. The Florida Chamber’s Autonomous Florida statewide initiative works to ensure Florida continues leading the way in autonomous transportation.
“Florida is the leading state for businesses to relocate, to develop, manufacture and deploy autonomous vehicles on public roads,” said Grayson Brulte, President and Co-Founder of Brulte & Company and member of the Florida Chamber’s Autonomous Florida. “As we look toward 2030 and plan for Florida’s future, we want to ensure that innovation continues to prosper and that the future of transportation, on-demand autonomous vehicles, are imagined, built, and deployed in Florida.”
With 21.4 million residents, Florida is the third largest state in the nation and expects five million more residents by 2030. Preparing for the future means Florida will need to support development of innovations and new business models for meeting future mobility, water, energy, and other infrastructure needs to foster vibrant and resilient communities. Ensuring Florida has the necessary infrastructure in place will help create quality places and help Florida collaborate at the speed of opportunity.
To help meet this goal, the Florida Chamber’s Infrastructure Coalition, chaired by former Florida Department of Transportation Secretary and President-Designate of the Florida Transportation Builders Association Ananth Prasad, is focused on creating long-term investments in Florida’s energy, water, transportation, telecommunications, and agriculture infrastructure.
Water and Energy Resources
One of the targets outlined in Florida 2030 is to ensure diverse and reliable water resources to meet future demand. During the afternoon portion of the 2018 Growth and Infrastructure Summit, Dr. Brian Lapointe, Florida Atlantic University – Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Research Professor, discussed water quality and the urgency of finding science-based solutions. His panel will include Paul Griffin, Executive Director of EnergyFairness.org, who will cover the future of Florida’s energy resources.
Florida 2030 recommendations and Summit discussions also included ensuring diverse, attainable housing to meet future demand, making forward-looking land use and design decisions, and creating resilient communities across Florida. Read the key targets and recommendations at www.Florida2030.org.
The Florida Chamber Foundation is the business-led, solutions development and research organization working in partnership with state business leaders to secure Florida’s future. The Foundation’s “Six Pillars” serve as a visioning platform for developing the first-ever, long-term strategic plan for the state. The Foundation’s work focuses on: 1) Talent Supply and Education, 2) Innovation and Economic Development, 3) Infrastructure and Growth Leadership, 4) Business Climate and Competitiveness, 5) Civic and Governance Systems, and 6) Quality of Life and Quality Places. Founded in 1968, the Foundation is a crucial voice for improving the state’s pro-business climate to enable Florida to grow and prosper. Visit www.FLFoundation.org for more information.
The Florida Chamber Foundation today released research on how Florida can align and leverage private, public and civic partners during its Florida 2030 Civic & Governance Pillar Rollout event. [Read more…] about Florida Chamber Foundation Releases Florida 2030 Recommendations to Make Government and Civics More Effective and Efficient
Report Offers Strategic Blueprint for Achieving Florida’s Potential
During the opening day of the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Future of Florida Forum, the Florida Chamber Foundation released Florida 2030: Key Targets & Strategies, the culmination of a multi-year research project that unveils important insights about what’s in store for our state and offers a strategic blueprint for achieving Florida’s potential. [Read more…] about At Future of Florida Forum, Florida 2030 Research Report Unveiled, Leaders Outline Future Goals
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Join the Florida Chamber Foundation this week, September 26 and 27 in Orlando, for the 2018 Future of Florida Forum, where Florida’s business community will gather elected officials, legislators, and industry leaders to discuss the issues that matter most to Florida’s long-term future. [Read more…] about Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2018 Future of Florida Forum to Feature Florida 2030 Research Release, Women’s Hall of Fame and More
Join the Florida Chamber Foundation September 26 and 27 in Orlando for the 2018 Future of Florida Forum, where Florida’s business community will gather elected officials, legislators, and industry leaders to discuss the issues that matter most to Florida’s long-term future. [Read more…] about Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2018 Future of Florida Forum to Feature Florida 2030 Research Release, Women’s Hall of Fame and More
Healthcare, housing and prosperity the focus of discussions in Jacksonville
The Florida Chamber Foundation today released preliminary recommendations on the future of Florida’s Quality of Life during its Florida 2030 Quality of Life & Quality Places Rollout. Florida 2030 is a three-year research project that seeks to identify the challenges and opportunities facing Florida between now and 2030 and create a blueprint for Florida’s future.
“We are proud to support the Florida Chamber Foundation and the Florida 2030 project,” said Wells Fargo Florida Business Banking Division Manager and Florida Chamber Foundation Board of Trustee Ergetu Merete as he kicked off the Quality of Life and Quality Places rollout discussion. “As business and community leaders, we must pay attention to how we can help create vibrant and prosperous communities that not only drive economic growth in Florida, but also attract and retain top talent in our state.”
Discussion at today’s statewide rollout centered on the challenges a growing and aging population could bring to Florida’s healthcare, the need for sustainable and affordable workforce housing, as well as pointed conversations on how business can lead the way in creating paths toward prosperity.
Florida is moving in the right direction. Florida’s GDP recently topped $1 trillion — which makes our state the 17th largest economy in the world, ahead of Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Argentina. Consider also:
- Florida’s strong healthcare system means Florida is ranked 12th overall for well-being in the nation, including ranking 1st for social well-being and 4th for purpose, yet 13.1 million Floridians have at least one chronic disease. How will Florida use innovation to bridge the gap for an aging and growing population?
- While Florida’s poverty rate is improving, 21.3% of Florida’s children and teenagers live in poverty. How can Florida pave pathways to economic prosperity for all zip codes?
To view, download and share the recommendations released today on Quality of Life & Quality Places, visit www.Florida2030.org. There, you will also be able to view, download and share the Trends & Indicators for the Future Report, which outlines Florida’s challenges and opportunities for 2030.
“Today, Florida’s economy is the 17th largest in the world — but what will it take to move our economy into the top 10 spot? And more importantly, how can we work together to ensure Florida doesn’t lose ground?” said Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President of the Florida Chamber Foundation. “Florida 2030 provides a comprehensive look at what Florida needs to get right in order to become and remain a place marked by global competitiveness, prosperity and high-paying jobs, and vibrant and sustainable communities. Florida’s future will face challenges, but it also means we have unique opportunities to succeed.”
The Florida 2030 preliminary research recommendations are being released statewide and the full report will be released at the 2018 Future of Florida Forum September 26-27 in Orlando. Media are welcome to attend and should RSVP to [email protected].
The Florida Chamber Foundation is the business-led, solutions development and research organization working in partnership with state business leaders to secure Florida’s future. The Foundation’s “Six Pillars” serve as a visioning platform for developing the first-ever long-term strategic plan for the state. The Foundation’s work focuses on: 1) Talent Supply & Education, 2) Innovation & Economic Development, 3) Infrastructure & Growth Leadership, 4) Business Climate & Competitiveness, 5) Civic & Governance Systems, and 6) Quality of Life & Quality Places. Founded in 1968, the Foundation is a crucial voice for improving the state’s pro-business climate to enable Florida to grow and prosper. Visit FLFoundation.org for more information.
Florida 2030 Project recommendations on workforce to
be released at Learners to Earners Workforce Summit
The Florida Chamber Foundation will hold their annual Learners to Earners Workforce Summit June 12-13 to tackle conversations on workforce needs facing Florida between now and 2030.
This day-and-a-half event will consist of:
Florida 2030 Research Recommendations Released
Join us as we release the Talent Supply & Education portion of the Florida 2030 Report and cover what more than 10,000 Floridians in each of Florida’s 67 counties had to say about the future of work.