Business Climate & Competitiveness
Florida ranks among the nation’s best states for businesses and entrepreneurs because of its fiscal policies and targeted financial incentives
promoting innovation. However, employers are threatened by high business costs, including real estate and utilities, as well as property and
gross receipt tax burdens. Continuing to monitor and improve the state’s comparative advantages is critical to securing Florida’s position among
the most business-friendly climates in the world.
Pillar Resources and Policy Research:
Recommendations for Boosting Investment, Economic Growth, and Job Creation in Florida
a briefing paper from the Florida Council of Economic Advisors at Florida TaxWatch published in early 2010 presents an overview of current
economic conditions and specific fiscal, budget and economic recommendations for Florida.
Florida Has Made Limited Progress in Streamlining Business Processes
In 2010, the Office of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability examined options for consolidating the business and tax registration
functions currently residing within multiple state agencies and establishing an online business one-stop portal.
Small Business Issues And Recommendations
published in September 2010 by the Florida Office of Small Business Advocate, this briefing paper highlights the results of a statewide
survey and conference identifying the top 10 issues facing small businesses in the state.
Grading Places: What Do the Business Climate Rankings Really Tell Us?
Economic Policy Institute’s 2005 report presents a critical look at five major ranking indices which claim to measure the capacity or potential
for economic growth. Rankings of states and cities are widely cited and repeated and often provide rationale for changing public policy to
enhance a state’s prospects for growth.
Fair and Predictable Taxes on Florida’s Employers
Florida employers need stability and predictability in the taxes they pay to fund government priorities. The Florida Chamber supports
predictability in taxation pay and opposes tax proposals that will discourage investment in capital or jobs.
Florida’s Competitiveness 2010
a report from Enterprise Florida, highlights the state’s overall economic competitiveness, benchmarking the state’s progress in reaching
its economic development goals both relative to its own past performance and relative to the competition.
news magazine provides insights, highlights, successes, analysis, and statistics on a variety of business topics in Florida. Annual special
reports include Economic Outlook, Industry Outlook, Florida Innovation, and Florida Research.
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