AIF Statement Regarding Economic Programs Legislation

February 8, 2017

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today released the following statement on behalf of its President & CEO Tom Feeney regarding the opposition to PCB 1701 relating to Economic Programs that was today heard in the House Careers & Competition Subcommittee.

“As a voice for Florida’s business community, AIF opposes PCB 1701, which would take away Enterprise Florida and VISIT FLORIDA.  These two public-private partnerships are good for Florida, as they are significant contributors to our state’s economy.

“We cannot emphasize enough just how instrumental these two agencies have been in helping build a business-friendly environment in the Sunshine State.  Because of these agencies, job growth and prosperity has accelerated considerably, having a positive impact on Florida’s employers and employees.

“Transparency and accountability measures are always a good idea, but we simply cannot put Florida at a huge disadvantage by getting rid of these successful economic development programs.”

Known as “The Voice of Florida Business” in the Sunshine State, AIF has represented the principles of prosperity and free enterprise before the three branches of state government since 1920. A voluntary association of diversified businesses, AIF was created to foster an economic climate in Florida conducive to the growth, development, and welfare of industry and business and the people of the state.

For more information on AIF, please visit AIF.com and follow @VoiceofFLBiz.

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