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Legislative Session Ends; Upcoming Events
Legislative Session Ends
It came down to the wire, but the 2018 Legislative Session ended on Sunday, March 11, with the signing of the state budget. Click on the link below for a recap from Tallahassee.

Seven members of the Pinellas County Legislative Delegation attended the Clearwater Regional Chamber's 2018 Legislative Breakfast, and the discussion panel was moderated by Adam Smith from the Tampa Bay Times.


CRCC Breakfast of Champions
Don't Forget to Register for Breakfast of Champions, Next Tuesday March 27!

Tourism Legislative Update
P lease join our Tourism Partners on Wednesday, March 28, as they welcome Visit Florida CEO Ken Lawson, and Visit Florida Chairwoman Maryann Fernc to Clearwater for the latest report from Tallahassee on the State of Tourism in Florida!


UPDATED 2018 Public Policy & Business Development Schedule


The meeting schedule remains the same - the third Tuesday of each month.

Meeting/Event/Theme
February - 2018 Legislative Update; Clearwater Ferry; Call To Action

March - 2018 Legislative Breakfast March 15

April - Forward Pinellas – Rt. 60, Causeway Dedicated Lane, etc. Spring Break traffic/transit update

May - Smart Cities/Emerging Technologies/Autonomous Vehicles – Columbus, Ohio

June - Imagine Clearwater – Stantech update, City update, Sports Tourism

July - Politics in Pinellas - August 2 (date tentative, location TBD)
2019 Legislative Agenda

August - Candidate Forum/Town Hall: “Regional Transportation”

September - Workforce Development: SPARK, Business Supplier Diversity, PTC/SPC partnerships

October - Candidate Forum/Town Hall: "Election Issues"

November - Joint Tourism Partners/PP-BD meeting

December - PARTY!! End of the year holiday social: City, PP-BD, Forward Pinellas.


Please note that we have revised the schedule to include PP/BD meetings EVERY month!


We need YOUR business to sponsor events!

Contact Darryl Henderson for more information.

Economic Development Initiatives of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce are sponsored by BayCare Health Systems.








Darryl J. Henderson
VP, Public Policy & Business Development

Questions or comments?


The Public Policy & Business Development Committee meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at 7:45 am, in the CRCC Boardroom.


Next Meeting:

Tuesday April 17, 2018