Email Insights: Florida Chamber makes itself heard on legislative successes

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When modernizing outdated state regulations, having the Florida Legislature follow your recommendations is always a cause for celebration.

For the Florida Chamber of Commerce, a reason to cheer is the passage of HB 7175  – which builds on Florida’s current airport structures — representing a milestone for the state’s 15 commercial service airports, which move 2.5 million tons each year, as part the states $132‐billion dollars in two‐way trade to 225 trading partners worldwide.

Strategic airport investments passed by legislators are all there — in black and white — as part of the Chamber Foundation’s Trade and Logistics Study 2.0.

“Prioritized investments into Florida’s strategic intermodal systems will allow our state to better meet Florida’s long-term transportation and logistics needs,” Leticia Adams, Director of Infrastructure and Governance Policy for the Florida Chamber, said in an email to supporters.

“This bill encourages sustained investments in transportation, trade gateways and corridors, and the need for connectivity of seaports, airports and freight movement.”

It is not only a win for the Chamber, but also a win for the Florida economy — always a good reason to celebrate.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.