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Orlando Business Journal: Florida’s senators must keep economic momentum going

By Michael Myhre In 2016, more than 112 million tourists visited Florida — shopping at our small businesses, eating at our restaurants and staying in our hotels — ultimately supporting our local economy. While our state has a robust tourism industry supporting many jobs, our unemployment rate remains ranked at 32nd in the country, and our […]

Miami Herald: Visit Florida helps our tourism

As a 790-room oceanfront property in South Beach, the Loews Miami Beach Hotel has been welcoming tourists and corporate groups for 18 years. However, the destination is ultimately the first sell. When meeting planners are considering bringing a group to Loews Miami Beach Hotel, they’re not just considering other properties in Florida. They’re looking also […]

Sun Sentinel: Tourism marketing works; don’t slash Visit Florida funds | Letters

Guests love our resort’s beachfront location, but destinations like California, Texas and Hawaii have beaches and sunshine, too. That’s where Visit Florida and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau make a difference, because they market the uniqueness of our city and state. State and local tourism promotion entities are what brings people to […]

Tallahassee Democrat: Fuentes: Level the playing field on Florida’s alcohol sales laws

Julio Fuentes, My View Technology has completely transformed today’s society. In 2016, Black Friday saw more customers shopping online than in retail stores for the first time. This is not a one-time occurrence, but a shift in societal norms – brick and mortar retailers will never surpass online sales again in our lifetime. So how do […]

Herald-Tribune: Friday’s letters—Arts marketing works

Visit Sarasota County and Visit Florida understand the value that arts and culture contributes to our community and give the Sarasota Opera the tools we need to operate our successful company. We’re in our 58th season and are fortunate to be among the world’s most renowned opera companies. Part of this recognition comes from our […]

Orlando Sentinel: Let grocery stores sell liquor

By Richard Turner As the former director of the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco in the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, I have seen countless regulations that simply do not make sense in today’s marketplace. The Prohibition-era Alcohol Separation Law is one of them. When the mandate was passed 80 years ago, it […]

Orlando Sentinel: Solar Tax Benefits: Now they’re up to Florida lawmakers

By: Randy Miller and Temperince Morgan During the 2016 election cycle, Floridians heard a lot about solar energy. Two different constitutional amendments involving solar were on the ballots in August and November. When the dust settled after Election Day, the result was a win for all energy customers with the approval of Amendment 4, which […]

Naples Daily News: Commentary: Florida must invest in solid energy future

By Barney Bishop, Former president and CEO, Associated Industries of Florida Each year brings new challenges, opportunities and goals – and Florida is a state that continues to grow exponentially year after year. In fact, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2016 annual report, our population increases by 1 percent annually, bringing an additional […]

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