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Florida Chamber Foundation encourages business, education leaders to focus on talent pipeline

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The most important tool in the economic development toolkit might have little to do with tax incentives. Mark Wilson, the president and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, said Thursday that talent is “replacing the tax incentive as the economic tool of choice” in Florida. This should encourage business, community and education leaders to prioritize the creation of a talented, homegrown workforce. “We have 1,000 people a day moving to Florida. When employers look at where they’re going to…

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Kathryn Starkey collects enough petitions to qualify for the ballot

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House District 45 candidate Kathryn Starkey announced this week that she has qualified by petition. “I am so honored to have the support of so many who worked very hard to achieve our goal and to gather enough signatures from the voters of District 45 to qualify without the necessity of paying a costly fee,” Starkey said in a news release. “ I want to express my deepest appreciation and thankfulness to those who walked and worked to gather all…

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