Tag: Mark Wilson
Ana Maria Rodriguez leads the effort to make it harder to change the Florida constitution. Image via Colin Hackley.


A bevy of business groups have joined forces in opposition to a Senate proposal to lower the tax commercial rents by eliminating a tax credit benefiting another industry. Eight of the state’s leading business organizations — including Associated Industries of Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Business, and the Florida […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterFebruary 15, 2017

Addressing what he called the “obvious elephant in the room,” Florida Chamber President Mark Wilson criticized Florida House members who backed an effort to end economic incentive programs, calling the move political. “I want to be blunt for a few minutes,” said Wilson. “This is not a Legislature trying to seek how to diversify the […]

Jim RosicaJanuary 12, 2017

The head of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Thursday defended the state’s handout of economic incentives, but said they were only ever meant to stoke job creation in a targeted way. “In very, very limited cases, incentives are in play,” said Mark Wilson, the organization’s president and CEO. “We shouldn’t be using incentives for every job we create. In fact, […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterOctober 19, 2016

The Florida Chamber has a message for its members: Go vote. The statewide business advocacy organization’s employer-to-employee news and information program launched its “Let’s Get Local” campaign this week. The get-out-the-vote program is meant to encourage employees to vote in the general election. “There’s more to this election than just the top of the ticket,” […]


The Florida Chamber of Commerce stands by its assertion that a high number of unlikely voters have already cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary. The Tampa Bay Times reported last week that the political team at the Florida Chamber of Commerce had noticed a trend in the number of people rarely voting in primary elections. The […]


The Florida Chamber of the Commerce is looking to the future, and how it can help military veterans succeed. The Florida Chamber Foundation kicked off its Military, Defense and Veterans Opportunities Summit on Wednesday with a discussion about how the businesses can prepare for the next phase of Florida’s growth. The statewide business advocacy group […]


The Florida Chamber of Commerce is going digital. The statewide business advocacy group is poised to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on digital advertising targeting likely primary voters in key legislative races. The campaign, according to a memo obtained by FloridaPolitics.com, will feature 15-second biographical spots on mobile devices and social media, and will […]

Jim RosicaJuly 1, 2016

A request to increase worker’s compensation insurance rates has now gone up to nearly 20 percent, stoking ire from the state’s business lobby. The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), an umbrella organization representing insurers, filed the request Friday with state insurance regulators. It blames recent state Supreme Court rulings for the hike. The Florida Chamber […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 5, 2015

On Friday, the Florida Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of Lee Sandler, a founding member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, to a one-year term as Miami Dade/Monroe County Regional Board Chair. His role in the position is to connect South Florida business leaders with movers and shakers in the Florida Legislature, to drive pro-business policies from Tallahassee. Sandler […]


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