FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 10, 2021
CONTACT: Amanda Bevis (202) 680-9262
Tallahassee, FL – In response to a joint plan released today by Senate President Wilton Simpson and House Speaker Chris Sprowls, Scott Shalley, president and CEO of the Florida Retail Federation, released the following statement:
“We’re proud to see such strong leadership coming from the two chambers of Florida’s Legislature. This plan is a creative approach to tackle multiple challenges our state faces. It will bolster Florida’s retail businesses, both big and small, while bringing much-needed revenue from out-of-state to provide support to the workers who have suffered job loss during the pandemic. Thank you, Senate President Wilton Simpson and Speaker Chris Sprowls. You’ve set the stage for a successful, collaborative and solutions-driven session.”
ABOUT THE FLORIDA RETAIL FEDERATION
The Florida Retail Federation is the statewide trade association representing retailers -- the businesses that sell directly to consumers. Florida retailers provide one out of every five jobs in the state, pay more than $49 billion in wages annually, and collect and remit more than $20 billion in sales taxes for Florida’s government each year.