The future of innovation and technology policy in the U.S.

As this ITIF report indicates, we have a lot to learn about President-elect Trump's positions on important innovation and economic issues such as R&D, federal research funding, patent system reform, tech transfer and commercialization and more.   These issues are important for our country's ability to compete in the global economy, for the competitiveness of... Continue Reading →

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Early Childhood Investments and Economic Progress

This article is a product my wife and I worked on to combine our areas of passion and expertise. I am proud of my wife, Sarah. In addition to being a fantastic wife and great mother to our three children, she has a PhD in Communication Science and Disorders with an emphasis in language and... Continue Reading →

Our turn to take action on the national debt

You must watch this commencement address by Erskine Bowles, former White House Chief of Staff and co-Chairman of the Federal Debt Commission click here I am mad at recent generations for kicking the can down the road on the really big financial issues facing our country. They have shirked this responsibility; a decision our young... Continue Reading →

Small Business Survey In The News

Our Quarterly Small Business Index Survey was released to the media for the first time yesterday showing that small business owners are growing optimistic and nearly 40% are planning to hire in the next six months.  Our Florida Chamber Small Business Council is able to keep the pulse of issues facing small businseses through this... Continue Reading →

Small businesses are critical to Florida's economy, and "tomorrow," they are even more important because of increasing global competition. Most research and economic analysis shows that small businesses create a bulk of net new jobs, employ more than 50% of the workforce and account for approximately 1/3 of the difference between a strong economy and... Continue Reading →

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