January 27, 2020

Press Release

Florida Chamber of Commerce: The Florida 2030 Blueprint

| 12/6/2019

Florida is now the third most populous state and by 2030, 26 million Floridians will call Florida home and 1.5 million more jobs will be needed. To prepare for this continued growth and ensure Florida remains successful, the Florida Chamber Foundation has released the blueprint for Florida’s future — Florida 2030. This two-year research program engaged business and community leaders in each of Florida’s 67 counties and identified key trends and the factors that drive their regional economies. Florida 2030 is our opportunity to work together to strengthen your community, business and future. The future belongs to all Floridians and we need your help to plan for the future.

Below are the key targets identified in the Florida 2030 Blueprint grouped within the Foundation’s Six Pillars framework.

Scroll down to download a copy of the Florida 2030 Key Targets and Strategies report and the Florida 2030 Initial Recommendations.

Improving Florida’s Talent Pipeline for a Better Workforce

  • >80% of Florida’s workforce has essential employability skills
  • >60% of Floridians 25-64 have a high-value postsecondary certificate, degree, or training experience
  • 95% of entering high school students graduate within 4 years
  • 100% of Florida 8th graders read & perform math at or above grade level
  • 100% of Florida 3rd graders read at or above grade level
  • 100% of children are ready for kindergarten

Creating Good Jobs by Diversifying Florida’s Economy

  • Top state for gross domestic product and top quartile most diversified state economy
  • #1 state for overseas visitors
  • Goods exports double and services exports triple
  • Top 5 state for manufacturing jobs Top 3 state for technology jobs
  • #1 state for business startups Top 3 state for venture capital investments
  • Top 3 state for research and development funding and patents issued
  • Rural county share of Florida gross domestic product doubles

Preparing Florida’s Infrastructure for Smart Growth and Development

  • Diverse, attainable housing to meet future demand
  • Every resident has access to public and private mobility services
  • All major population and economic centers connected to regional, national, and global markets by high-capacity corridors
  • World’s most capable spaceport; top tier airports, seaports, and surface transportation hubs in U.S.
  • 100% of Florida residents have access to high-speed communications connectivity
  • Diverse and reliable energy, water, and waste management resources to meet future demand
  • All Florida residents protected by resiliency plans

Building the Perfect Climate for Business

  • Actuarilly sound property insurance rates based on actual risk and competitio
  • #1 business tax climate in the nation
  • Regulatory, labor, and operating risk environments rated among top 5 in the nation
  • Environmental permitting and local land use processes rated among top quartile in the nation
  • Occupational licensing laws among top 5 in the nation
  • Legal climate improves to top quartile in the nation

Making Government and Civics More Efficient and Effective

  • 100% of state agencies aligned with Florida 2030 goals
  • 100% of regional economic development plans aligned with Florida 2030 goals
  • 100% of Florida residents covered by regional visioning processes
  • Increased size and impact of nonprofit and philanthropic sectors
  • Doubling the rate of Floridians who volunteer and participate in civic and public service, moving us from the bottom to the top quartile

Championing Florida’s Quality of Life

  • Top 5 state for overall well being
  • Florida’s brand and reputation as best place to live, work, raise a family, visit, learn, play, relocate, and compete remains top in the nation
  • < 10% of Florida children live in poverty and 100% have a pathway out
  • < 10% of Florida residents live in housing-cost burdened households
  • Crime rates rank among the lowest 10 states
  • Florida protects and enhances the value of its arts, culture, heritage, and sense of place

Click here to download the Florida 2030 Key Targets and Strategies report and here to download the Florida 2030 Initial Recommendations.

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