Economic prosperity for all citizens of Florida and Palm Beach County continues to be Lori’s number one priority. As a six year member of the Finance and Tax Committee, Representative Berman has advocated for tax breaks for our small businesses, which are our state’s economic engine. She has also supported legislation that would make it easier for entities to register to do business in Florida.
Representative Berman’s office organized two job fairs in Palm Beach County that were attended by over 60 employees and 1500 job seekers. Lori successfully sponsored legislation that allowed for the economic development of the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. This facility will open in Spring 2017 and will be the spring training home of the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros.
Representative Berman was the sponsor of the recently passed Amendment 4, which allows businesses to employ solar energy without paying increased property or tangible taxes. Reducing dependence on foreign oil and increasing renewable and alternative energy production will not only benefit our environment, but will also help to stimulate and diversify Florida’s economy.