• News for Economic

    Friday, May 20, 2022
    from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. Over 20 companies and organizations will be represented at the job fair, offering opportunities at various skill levels. The job fair will be located on the second floor of the terminal building in the Airport Administration Office, 2430 Airport Blvd.  Airport vendors, concessions, tenants and partners are looking to hire for full and part-time ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 17, 2022
         Contractors must register with MyGovernmentOnline     Contractor accounts previously registered in Santa Rosa County's GoPermits system can not be transferred to MyGovernmentOnline (MGO). All contractors must register in the new program to expedite obtaining permits.   For those that already have an existing MGO account with another jurisdiction, please utilize the same account ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
    Friday, May 06, 2022
           LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Governor DeSantis Signs VISIT FLORIDA Extension into Law This afternoon, Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 434, a Florida-chamber backed bill that would extend VISIT FLORIDA in statute through October 1, 2028. This bill brings much needed certainty to the state’s tourism marketing organization and is a win for Florida’s tourism industry that relies on VISIT FLORIDA to help ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release
    Friday, May 06, 2022
                        The Florida Department of Revenue has issued the following Tax Information Publications (TIP) dated May 6, 2022. The TIPs have been posted on the Department’s website.  To view each publication, click on the TIP number:  TIP #22A01-02    2022 Sales Tax Exemption Period on Children’s Books - May 14, 2022 Through August 14, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Education, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 04, 2022
             The Florida Transportation, Growth & Infrastructure Solution Summit Unites Florida Business Leaders on 'Preparing Florida's Infrastructure for Smart Growth & Development'        Thank you to all attendees and speakers that joined ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 04, 2022
    Early Bird Special Ends Friday I 2022 Florida Prosperity & Economic Opportunity Solution Summit         Early Bird Registration Ends Friday!    The 2022 Florida Prosperity & Economic Opportunity Solution Summit Will Unite the Florida Business Community on Tackling the 10 Root ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
    Friday, April 29, 2022
    Your April InsightsApril 29, 2022        The Florida Chamber political team continuously analyzes new voter registration trends, changes to House and Senate districts, and voter behavior as we work to recruit and elect pro-jobs candidates to secure Florida's future. Please share this report with your management team and send us a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
    Thursday, April 28, 2022
                  The Florida Chamber Foundation's Florida Trade & Logistics 2030 Study Identifies Key Strategies and Recommendations to Inform Policy and Course of Action for Florida's Trade, Logistics, Export-Oriented Manufacturing, and Rural Economic ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
    Friday, April 22, 2022
    Dear COVID EIDL Borrower: ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A LOAN INCREASE? You may be eligible for an increase in your SBA COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (COVID EIDL) amount (subject to SBA analysis). If you are interested, please apply now because COVID EIDL funds are expected to be exhausted this month. Requests are processed in the order received and are subject to availability of ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 22, 2022
         New online permitting system workshop     Santa Rosa County’s new online permitting system workshop will take place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wed., Apr. 27, in the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, 6495 Caroline Street in Milton.   All contractors, developers and users are encouraged to attend. This is an interactive workshop to demonstrate the new ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release
    Monday, March 14, 2022
    Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is commending the Legislature for including the ‘House Hardening’ initiative in its tax package, a priority announced by Patronis prior to the start of this year’s Session. The initiative, championed by Rep. Nick DiCeglie and Sen. Joe Gruters, provides tax relief to homeowners to “harden” their homes from storms by installing impact-resistant ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Political
    Wednesday, March 02, 2022
      Join us on March 15 at 12 PM ET for a special event dedicated to this year’s tax season.  You’ll hear from the experts on the tax programs that are expiring, the ones that are still in place and best practices for storing and collecting your data to ensure a successful tax season. RSVP here.  EDITION 139  Resources & Tips   Show employees love (without breaking the bank)   Acknowledging ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Economic
    Friday, February 04, 2022
    Florida's Legislative Session is underway in Tallahassee, find out what is happening, which issues are important to the business community and what to expect. Please join Frank Walker, Executive Vice President of Government and Political Relations and Andrew Wiggins, Senior Director, Political Affairs & Coalitions Advocacy on Monday, February 7 from 10:00 - 11:00 am. EST. to discuss: • ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Monday, January 24, 2022
     WHAT IS VITA?  VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is an IRS program that utilizes certified volunteers to help out families and individuals with low to moderate incomes file their taxes for free and keep money in the pockets of our neighbors. Through United Way of West Florida's VITA program, you will be helping our neighbors in Escambia and Santa Rosa counites with an annual income of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, January 11, 2022
     BBB®        Photo Courtesy of Getty Images    In 2020, the number of small businesses in the United States reached 31.7 million, making up approximately 99.9% of all U.S. businesses. That is a remarkable number, and it means small businesses are facing more competition than ever. So, how can you stand out and attract new customers? By staying on top of the latest small ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
    Friday, April 17, 2020
    White House Logo Opening Up America Again President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives.CRITERIAPHASE ONEPHASE TWOPHASE THREEProposed Phased ...read more
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