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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. 

FPL Plans for 30 Million Solar Panels by 2030

Posted by: PRNewswire on Thursday, January 17, 2019

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), already a leader in solar energy, announced a groundbreaking "30-by-30" plan to install more than 30 million solar panels by 2030 and make the state of Florida a world leader in the production of solar energy.

Shining Symbol of Leadership, Heiko Dobrikow, to be honored as 2019 Downtowner of the Year.

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Monday, January 7, 2019

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and its Downtown Council are proud to recognize Heiko Dobrikow as the 2019 Downtowner of the Year presented by the Downtown Development Authority.

Suzanne Bogdan Assumes Role of Board Chair

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Friday, January 4, 2019

Suzanne Bogdan, Regional Managing Partner of Fisher Phillip's Fort Lauderdale office, has succeeded 2018 Board Chair Juliet Roulhac and now serves as 2019 Chair of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. 

Broward Unemployment Remains Below 3%

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Friday, December 21, 2018

The jobless rate is holding steady at 2.8%, which is 0.8 lower than our region's year ago rate of 3.6%. The Greater Fort Lauderdale area has now seen an increase of 17,300 jobs since November 2017.

The 5 Best Mobile Credit Card Readers for Your Small Business in 2018

Posted by: on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Your customers are getting more tech enabled—and they may expect you to have equipment that accepts credit cards or whatever’s in their wallet.

155,000 Jobs Added, U.S. Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Posted by: Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, December 7, 2018

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 155,000 in November, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in health care, in manufacturing, and in transportation and warehousing.