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Thursday, January 09 2020
Reach The World From Florida

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In Greater Gainesville, we see the power of the logistics industry and all the ways it interconnects the world. Our amenities give us a bird’s eye view of what works for companies depending on efficient logistics operations to serve their customers and keep costs down.

The Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce has commissioned a five-year economic and community development strategy—Collaborate 2025—to leverage these assets to spur growth in the distribution and trade cluster as well as the talent that fuels it.

Located midway between Atlanta and Miami and central to Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and Tallahassee, Greater Gainesville is emerging as a frontline for logistics expansion, whether it be an expanded supply chain or a first distribution center.

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Thursday, January 10 2019
A Bright Business Future in Florida

Competing in today’s global market can present challenges. Finding the right business location shouldn’t be one of them. Florida’s business-friendly environment enables companies to grow quickly. The state’s talented and diverse workforce, top-ranked infrastructure, global connectivity and quality of life promotes growth and the perfect work-life balance.

Innovation Thrives in Jacksonville
Over the course of 2018, the Jacksonville region has seen significant growth in new market relocations and expansions. The diversification of the region’s target industry mix was well represented with project wins in the focus areas of advanced transportation and logistics; financial services; health and biomedical; IT and innovation; and advanced manufacturing. Top projects included securing an eCommerce fulfilment center for Wayfair, with 250 jobs; relocation of nearly 80 roles for Rayonier Advanced Materials from Canada to its Jacksonville headquarters; and the opening of Chinese-based JinkoSolar’s first U.S. assembly facility of solar panels, with 200 jobs. 

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Tuesday, January 09 2018
Florida - The Future is Here 

Florida is an economic superstate with the 4th largest economy in the U.S. and the 18th largest economy in the world, if considered a country. Florida Governor Rick Scott is committed to making Florida the number one state for job creation by removing burdensome regulations and keeping corporate taxes low. That, along with Florida’s strong economy and zero personal state income tax, makes it a great place to do business. 

Governor Scott’s policies have helped earn international recognition. At a recent International Economic Development Council Annual Conference in Toronto, Florida was ranked 2nd for most favorable business climate. Respondents mentioned the state’s pro-business environment, favorable tax climate and its global position.

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Thursday, January 12 2017
Florida - The Future is Here

In today’s business environment, companies have to continually evolve to stay relevant. Leaders have to keep one eye on the future and another on the present. They need a workforce that is smart, motivated and eager to make a difference. They need reliable access to resources, suppliers and customers who demand solutions anytime and everywhere. 

Consistently ranked one of the best states for business, Florida is committed to keeping regulatory requirements and business taxes low. That, along with a highly-skilled workforce, expansive infrastructure and zero personal state income tax, makes it a great place to do business. 

All of these factors translate to a thriving economy and jobs. Statewide, the unemployment rate is 4.9 percent (November 2016) and Florida’s private-sector job growth rate of 3.5 percent (November 2016) has exceeded that of the nation since April 2012. 

Since 2011, private-sector businesses in the state have added more than 1.26 million high-wage, high-skill positions across targeted industries including Finance & Professional Services, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, and Aviation & Aerospace. 

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Wednesday, January 13 2016
Florida: First for Job Creation

Florida is already considered a top location for global leaders like Embraer, Johnson & Johnson, General Electric and Amazon. Now, a new wave of industries, innovations and investments are ensuring that the Sunshine State continues to be one of the best states for business.

Nothing illustrates the breadth of Florida’s success more than the growing number of new private-sector jobs. Since December 2010, the state has added more than one million high-wage, high-skill positions. Statewide, the unemployment rate is down to 5.0 percent, the lowest in seven years. Florida’s private-sector job growth rate of 3.6 percent (as of November 2015) has exceeded that of the nation since April 2012. Florida’s private-sector job growth has been positive for 49 consecutive months. With this momentum, Florida is well on its way to being the No. 1 state in the nation for job creation.

The factors driving Florida’s job growth are rooted in the state’s market opportunity, highly-skilled workforce, expansive infrastructure and easy access to domestic and international markets. Combine these assets and you get one of the best business climates in the country.

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Monday, January 26 2015
Winning Competitive Projects and Bringing Jobs to the State

Florida understands what it takes to do business and stands ready to welcome businesses with a talented workforce, top-ranked infrastructure, global connectivity and great quality of life. Its business-friendly legislature, favorable tax climate, and large market can help businesses get up-and-running quickly. The state supports a multi-modal infrastructure for more than 19.5 million residents and nearly 95 million tourists each year. Also, Florida consistently ranks among the best states for business, thanks to its pro-business state tax policies, competitive cost of doing business and streamlined regulatory environment.

Florida’s government and economic development leaders work together to ensure that the state’s business climate remains favorable to companies of all sizes, including some of the nation’s leading corporations. Florida is working on legislative, fiscal and marketplace initiatives such as insurance tort reform, targeted industry incentives and many more. The state is also one of only a few right-to-work states in the U.S.

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