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The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce is your voice for change, speaking out for reforms that will create jobs, attract investment to our region, improve your bottom line and build a promising future for our families and future generations. We have been, and will continue to be, actively engaged on a wide range of issues during legislative sessions and between.  The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce’s Government Relations program identifies issues facing our business community and region.  It provides education and advocacy on the priorities through its Government Relations Task Force and Economic Development Council.

2024 Legislative Agenda

Top Priorities:

  • Ensure 100% of Putnam County residents have access to reliable, affordable high-speed communications connectivity.
  • Consideration for funding Local Technology Planning Teams administration costs.
  • Support funding for workforce development certification programs at SJR State College and all Putnam Schools.
  • Continued support for Rodman Reservoir and oppose all efforts to restore the Ocklawaha River.

Requested funding for Internship Program that will place students in local businesses to learn skills for future employment. Funding would include transportation to and from school to the Business (buses, bus drivers, fuel, etc.) and a stipend to be paid to the students. The Chamber and Putnam County School District will obtain grants from Education Foundations in and around the county and state and asking for private/matching dollars from businesses and other entities.

Enhance the ability of small businesses to find, hire and retain qualified and willing employees.

Support efforts that protect businesses from costly and unnecessary regulations and mandates.

Support initiatives that attract and create high-wage jobs and bring capital investments to Florida.

Requested funding for SR 100 West 4-lane extension project. Approximately 2 miles needed from Palatka Municipal Airport just west of CR 216 to 309C for truck access from the Business Park and Airport.

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