Tag: FloridaMakes

Dominic CalabroMarch 6, 2018
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6min285
Florida’s economy, although robust, depends heavily on tourism, real estate development and financial industries. As Florida’s economy rebounded from the Great Recession a few years ago, employment in low-paying industries such as tourism has grown at a faster rate than employment growth in higher-paying industries. While any employment growth is good, we must be careful […]

Peter SchorschNovember 20, 2017
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3min195
Jacksonville Republican Rep. Jason Fischer filed a bill Thursday that would provide $3.5 million in funding for a public-private partnership to boost the Florida manufacturing industry. “The manufacturing sector offers high wage career paths for Floridians. The sector provides real jobs for real people, and they need our support. This investment in FloridaMakes will continue […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 22, 2017
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On Wednesday, Florida State Rep. Jason Fischer filed HB 3799, an appropriations bill calling for $2 million to go to FloridaMakes. That would be a five-fold increase in state funding, which was $400,000 in 2016. The goal: to help Florida maintain its competitive edge in the manufacturing sector. FloridaMakes is a nonprofit public-private partnership and Florida’s affiliate […]


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