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Statement By:
Barney Bishop III, President and CEO, Associated Industries of Florida

Regarding State Farm’s Plans to Discontinue Florida Property Insurance Product Lines

January 27, 2009

“State Farm's positive impact on Florida's business community over the past 75 years cannot be ignored or minimized.  It’s truly a sad day when a stalwart community leader such as State Farm has to announce such far reaching cutbacks.

Today's economy is tough for everyone. We are deeply concerned for the thousands of Florida families and businesses who now face the daunting task of finding a new way to protect their assets and for the thousands who depend on this company for their livelihood.

With the legislative session just a few weeks away, our elected leaders should consider today's announcement another rally cry for creative and fair solutions to the challenges our business community faces.  As always, AIF will continue to be "The Voice of Florida Business" to develop and advocate meaningful economic, legal and regulatory reforms that will restore Florida's strong economic position in the nation.”