Florida is one of the fastest growing states in America, in both population and jobs. In a general sense, policymakers have to ensure that everyone by offering choices, particularly in education is important, removing regulatory barriers for entrepreneurship and reducing costs to start and operate businesses in the form of taxes and fees.
We need to re-think our approach to growing Florida’s economy and the opportunities offered to students and low-skilled workers. If we want higher paying jobs, then we need to develop a higher-skilled labor force. This means embracing choices for education at the center of a pro-growth strategy.
“With the right leadership, we can transform Florida into a trailblazer in today’s new economy.” — Rosy Palomino
Our state spending priorities should recognize the need to re-train low-skilled labor in order to be placed into higher wage positions such as vocational training and apprenticeship programs.
Over the long term, supporting measures to reduce costs for existing businesses and start-ups is important. These measures immediately give business-owners more capital to reinvest into their companies leading to new hires across the board. Similarly, reducing the cost of living for homeowners through property tax and windstorm insurance reform will increase their purchasing power and spur consumer spending.