Distinguished Speaker Lunch--FL Chamber CEO Mark Wilson and Foundation Chief Economist Dr. Jerry Parrish
Name: Distinguished Speaker Lunch--FL Chamber CEO Mark Wilson and Foundation Chief Economist Dr. Jerry Parrish
Date: August 26, 2021
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
We are delighted to welcome Florida Chamber President/CEO Mark Wilson and Florida Chamber Foundation Chief Economist & Director of Research Dr. Jerry Parrish as our Distinguished Speakers on Thursday, August 26th. The Florida Chamber Foundation is a statewide, business-led, non-partisan research and future-oriented leadership group working in partnership with regional and state leaders to secure Florida’s future. To ensure global competitiveness, prosperity, high paying jobs and vibrant and resilient communities for all Floridians, the Florida Chamber Foundation places the long-term ahead of the short term by uniting the Florida business community for good to develop strategies around six key factors, the Florida 2030 Blueprint Six Pillars of Florida’s Future Economy: improving Florida’s talent pipeline for a better workforce, creating good jobs by diversifying Florida’s economy, preparing Florida’s infrastructure for smart growth and development, building the perfect climate for business, making government and civics more efficient and effective, and championing Florida’s quality of life. In June, the Florida Chamber Foundation unveiled the "Florida Workforce Needs Study"--a first-of-its-kind state analysis addressing skills gaps and opportunities that exist in the Florida workplace, providing a comprehensive look at the skills Floridians need in order to have upward or even lateral mobility in over-skilled occupations, and potentially transition to in-demand occupations that have more demand than supply as well as higher wages. Mark and Jerry will provide an overview of the results of this study from a statewide and a Gainesville regional perspective at this member-exclusive event.