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South Florida Business Council Releases Top Five Watch List

Posted by: Director of Communications on Monday, March 18, 2019

The South Florida Business Council (SFBC), a partnership between the Chamber of the Palm Beaches, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, has released its Top Five Watch List of issues that are critical to the region’s success. The Watch List gives an overview of each priority and notes key opportunities in the year ahead that will determine how these issues may unfold in South Florida.

It All Boils Down to WATER!

Posted by: Gerry Angeli, Marine Advisory Committee on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The business community, as well as local South Florida government, worries and talks about topics that need our attention, and water has been one of these lately, thanks to King Tides and hurricane flooding. We love to talk about, work on, and improve “things” like our water problem. This process and thinking works well for discrete items that need doing, issues that need resolving, or broken things that need fixing.  But it doesn’t work for dealing with larger systems.

Fort Lauderdale Area Created 14,700 New Jobs Over the Year

Posted by: Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity on Monday, March 11, 2019

Fort Lauderdale area added 14,700 new private-sector jobs in the past year. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate is 3.8 percent in January, down 0.1 percentage point from one year ago.

Dueling Visions for Lockhart Stadium

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Tuesday, March 5, 2019

As two visions come forward for one piece of land at Fort Lauderdale's Lockhart Stadium, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce's Government Affairs Committee was provided with some insight on what city commissioners are planning going forward. 

Best of Times & The Worst of Times

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce's Council of Economic Advisors met for the first time in 2019 and some worries have carried over from last year. As the Chamber strives to help initiate programs that will improve workforce development, many members of the council continue to stress the need to find employees with skills sets in construction, marine and entertainment to name a few.

Local Chambers Create South Florida Business Council

Posted by: rbb Communications on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches today announced the formation of the South Florida Business Council (SFBC).  The mission of the SFBC is to address South Florida's critical regional issues and use its resources to identify and implement solutions. 

Fort Lauderdale: A New Leader in Cruise, Cargo and Transportation

Posted by: Andrew Horowitz, Marine Advisory Committee on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The City of Fort Lauderdale has recently experience impressive expansion and population growth because of migration to the state of Florida....One of the recent enhancements to Port Everglades has been the ability to accommodate mega-class cruise ships.

GFLCC's Board of Directors Supports Park & Police Bonds

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Thursday, January 31, 2019

Tax Reform Benefits for the Marine Industry

Posted by: Jeffrey Kramer on Friday, January 25, 2019

One of the most significant items in the Tax Act was a decrease in the highest corporate income tax rate, from 35 percent to 21 percent. This tax rate reduction will provide significant benefits for some marine industry businesses taxed as corporations.

Broward County's Jobless Rate Remains Low

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Friday, January 18, 2019

Broward County’s jobless rate ticked up a bit to 3.1 percent in December 2018, compared to 2.8% unemployment in November 2018. Still, the December rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the region’s year ago rate of 3.4 percent.