MAF 2016 Legislative Priorities

The Manufacturers Association of Florida supports:

  • Make permanent the new and improved sales tax exemption for manufacturing machinery and equipment;
  • Further reduce or eliminate the sales tax on commercial leases and rents;
  • Fund Quick Response Training (QRT) Funds at $12+ million;
  • Fund the Enterprise Florida (EFI) Export Assistance Program at $1+ million;
  • Fund state match for federal training funds distributed by FloridaMakes/MAF Center for Advanced Manufacturing Excellence, Inc.;
  • Support energy policies that promote diversity, reliability and least- cost to industrial consumers;
  • Support research and development policies and tax exemptions that encourage manufacturing research;
  • Oppose measures that restrict the use of chemicals without a sound scientific basis.

MAF 2016 Legislative Report

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Trade Grants:

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Elimination of Sales Tax:


Sales Tax Exemption Legislation

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