The Condition of Florida | Print |
August 2015

Accelerated population growth has helped fuel strengthening of Florida's economy, with many measures of economic health reaching their pre-recession levels.

Economic growth has been accompanied by an increase in state revenues. Revenues have risen six consecutive years after three years of declines from 2006-07 to 2008-09, and healthy growth is projected during the next several years.  

Despite these improvements, Florida continues to rank below most other states in many measures of the well-being of its residents, including state government expenditures for services. Even though state revenues are growing, so are the needs. The funds available to invest in meeting those needs have been reduced by continued annual tax reductions totaling almost $1.5 billion over the past three years.

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