Orlando becoming mobility hub of the future

As originally published in American City & County here. As the “Theme Park Capital of the World,” Orlando has earned a global reputation for bringing futuristic innovation to life. Not only does Orlando’s status as one of the top travel destinations in the world fuel our tourism industry, but it also supports our robust network… Continue reading Orlando becoming mobility hub of the future

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 Early Childhood Investments and Economic Progress

Gainesville Chamber President & CEO Announcement

(As released by the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce on July 27, 2012) The Board of the Directors of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce selected Tim Giuliani as the new president and chief executive officer following a national search.  He and the Chamber’s leadership team will work closely with community, educational and business leaders to… Continue reading Gainesville Chamber President & CEO Announcement

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 Business Survey In The News

What the JOBS Act Would Do

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 What the JOBS Act Would Do

Fresh ideas needed to create more start-ups and grow small businesses

Business start-ups, small business growth and entrepreneurship are critically important to our economy.  In fact, they account for most net job growth in our state and country. Beginning next week, the Florida Chamber Small Business Council will work with our state Department of Economic Opportunity (similar to a Dept. of Commerce in other states and… Continue reading Fresh ideas needed to create more start-ups and grow small businesses