At the Florida Chamber, We Believe:
In a robust free enterprise system with limited intrusion by government in the marketplace,
In a high-quality education and workforce development system that will enable all Floridians to compete in the 21st century global economy,
In fair and predictable laws and regulations that promote economic development and do not impose unreasonable costs on businesses or their customers,
In a simple, fair and globally competitive tax structure,
In fiscal responsibility, public accountability and transparency in government,
In a reliable and sustainable infrastructure to support the health and prosperity of all Floridians,
In a constructive and positive labor environment in Florida that generates jobs, and
In a unified and responsible business community that acts in the long-term interest of our state.
TALENT SUPPLY & EDUCATION
Florida 2030 is creating Florida's next strategic plana blueprint for
how we can remain globally competitive, create prosperity and high-
wage jobs, and foster vibrant and sustainable communities.
This blueprint is organized around the Six Pillars of Florida's Future
Economy. This document discusses opportunities, challenges, and
potential goals and strategies related to the first pillar, Talent Supply
Talent is the key currency of the future. To continue to secure Florida's
future, we must develop, attract, and retain a disproportionate
share of the global talent pool. We must recommit to long-term,
continuous strengthening of every stage of our talent development
system in a "cradle-to-career" cycle focused on industry needs and
What is changing?
Growth: Florida needs to add 1.7 million net new jobs by 2030
to accommodate growth in the state's population and keep
unemployment rates low (Source: Florida Chamber Foundation).
Global competition: Demand for talent is increasing as emerging
economies mature. Globally, 1.8 to 2.3 billion new jobs will be needed
by 2050 to accommodate growth in consumer demand, population,
and labor force participation (Source: Florida Chamber Foundation).
Generational change: The Baby Boomer generation is moving into
retirement, while Millennials have become the largest segment of the
U.S. workforce (Source: Pew Research Center).
Shifting skills: Job growth nationwide has been strongest in
knowledge-based and non-routine occupations. The majority of
jobs now require some form of postsecondary education or training.
Employers increasingly value both technical skills and employability
skills such as communication and critical thinking.
Innovation and disruption: Innovation is transforming industries and
jobs. At least half of today's jobs could be automated using currently
available technologies. Up to 85 percent of the jobs in 2030 may
be in occupations that do not exist today (Source: McKinsey Global