Roadmap to Shared Prosperity in Florida

What will it take to keep families and children healthy, improve community well-being and grow the state economy?  Florida Policy Institute has outlined four major goals to foster shared prosperity in the Sunshine State and drive our work forward:

  • Foster community well-being by investing in education and health
  • Spur sustainable growth by promoting equitable economic development, investing in smart infrastructure, and improving climate resilience
  • Advance shared prosperity by nurturing inclusive communities and building a strong safety net
  • Clean up and modernize the tax code for a stronger future

Smart state policies and budgets can reduce disparities and promote dignity for all Floridians. Making bold investments in people and communities and eliminating barriers to opportunity can prime Florida for long-term, shared prosperity.


View the Institute's 2019 Legislative Agenda
Healthy Communities

Healthy Communities

Foster community well-being by investing in education and health

  • Nurture children’s potential by investing in affordable, quality early learning, thriving public schools, and well-supported teachers.
  • Build a stronger workforce by expanding access to higher education and job training.
  • Improve residents’ overall health and financial security by ensuring all Floridians access to affordable, quality health care.

Select "Learn More" for the latest on FPI's Healthy Communities initiatives like Medicaid School-based Services and Medicaid Expansion.

A Thriving & Resilient Economy

Spur sustainable growth by promoting equitable economic development, investing in smart infrastructure, and improving climate resilience

  • Promote quality jobs that provide living wages and ensure equitable employment practices.
  • Invest in Florida’s natural resources, community-based climate resiliency, and disaster recovery planning.
  • Build and restore roads, public transit, schools, and water systems while preserving Florida’s environment and prioritizing the needs of under-served communities.

Select "Learn More" for the latest on FPI's Thriving & Resilient Economy initiatives like Diverting Toll Roads (M-CORES) and Raising the Minimum Wage.

A Thriving & Resilient Economy
Shared Prosperity

Shared Prosperity

Advance shared prosperity by nurturing inclusive communities and building a strong safety net

  • Eliminate systemic barriers to shared prosperity, particularly for returning citizens, immigrants, and Floridians of color.
  • Reform Florida’s inequitable justice system to reduce the number of adults and youth behind bars, improve the treatment of inmates, and promote community-centered safety.
  • Prioritize child well-being and Floridians’ quality of life by preserving and expanding access to basic household supports such as nutrition, housing, and income assistance.

Select "Learn More" for the latest on FPI's Shared Prosperity initiatives including the Safety Net Advocacy Coalition, fines and fees reform, occupational licensing reform, and COVID-19 Safety Net Policy response.

An Equitable Tax Code

Clean up and modernize the tax code for a stronger, sustainable future

  • Clean up special-interest tax breaks, incentives, and loopholes.
  • Make Florida’s tax code more fair by ensuring the individuals and corporations benefiting the most from the state’s economy pay their share.
  • Protect investments in people and plan for Florida’s future growth.

Select "Learn more" to learn about FPI's work to promote an equitable tax code including a State Earned Income Tax Credit and proposals for increasing state revenue.

An Equitable Tax Code
Recent Initiatives