The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce is the latest organization to endorse the Florida Competitive Workforce Act. The measure is currently before the Florida Legislature as House Bill 33 by Rep. Holly Raschein (R-Key Largo) and Senate Bill 156 by Sen. Joe Abruzzo (D-Boynton Beach). The Competitive Workforce Act will update Florida’s anti-discrimination law, which will create uniformity across the state and help attract and retain the best employees.
More than 275 Florida businesses and organizations are backing the legislation. This includes the Wynwood Business Improvement District, which announced its support in February. The chambers and a number of Little Havana businesses are the most recent to endorse the legislative measure. Here’s what Chamber president and CEO Mark Trowbridge had to say about the announcement:
“Our Executive Committee of the Chamber voted unanimously to endorse the Competitive Workforce Act, and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce is pleased to back this public policy that promotes the economic interests and quality of life in our state,” said Mark Trowbridge, president and CEO of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, which represents approximately 1,550 members.