George Gibbs Center for Economic Prosperity2022-08-23T21:55:50-04:00

George Gibbs Center for Economic Prosperity

Across the U.S., free-enterprise believers and entrepreneurs face substantial and, at times, overwhelming barriers to bringing new, exciting and potentially superior products and services to market. These barriers are unnatural and artificial – they seek only to protect entrenched interests at the expense of market-based competition. In the end, consumers, economic prosperity and liberty lose out.

A recent study examined the business climate in California and determined that the tax climate, cost of compliance in regulatory environment, and various burdens placed on businesses have directly driven thousands of companies away from California. Hidden in this quantifiable analysis is the fact that the everyday effects of business decision-making don’t make the numbers — the employees not hired, the facilities not expanded, the markets not entered into. Whether in the healthcare arena through the onerous directives of Obamacare or monopolies attempting to force competition out of the market, regulations that stifle innovation should be eliminated.

The mission of the George Gibbs Center for Economic Prosperity is to promote free-market solutions that unleash entrepreneurialism and fuel the American economic engine for all. The Center publishes scholarly work, holds educational campaigns and events, builds coalitions and promotes policy reform in the areas of:

Recent Work

Washington Examiner: Once Deep Blue, Miami-Dade Shows the Way

November 18, 2022 As the dust settles on the midterm elections, attention turns to the next two years of President Joe Biden’s agenda, the 2024 Presidential race (#TooSoon), and the dynamic in Congress. But among the results, a single county in Florida delivers a glimmer of what could become a [...]

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National Review: Florida’s Lessons for Conservatives

November 16, 2022 Last Tuesday’s election results started as a mirage for the GOP — returns began to come in for Florida that showed Governor Ron DeSantis and Senator Marco Rubio delivering what could only be described as beatdowns to their Democratic opponents. At that point, political junkies were fooled into [...]

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Tallahassee Democrat: Wakulla County Should Reconsider Residential Impact Fees

November 15, 2022 Wakulla County, Florida, has recently welcomed more than 4,100 new residents between 2010 and 2021, a 14% increase in the county’s population. New residential development provides an opportunity for economic growth. But costs are also associated with extending utilities and other services to new residents. Well-designed impact [...]

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