Naples, FLORIDA– The Florida Gulf Coast Business Coalition (GCBC) is pleased to welcome the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce to our coalition and commend them for their approval of a resolution opposing offshore drilling. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce is a business organization representing businesses and communities on the Collier County beaches. The chamber recently joined the Florida GCBC and passed their resolution on September 20, 2018.
The resolution voiced the chamber’s opposition to offshore drilling in Florida state waters and the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. It highlighted the fact that oil drilling off Florida’s coast not only threatens the state’s natural resources, but also jeopardizes Florida’s thriving tourism industry and housing market.
The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce is one of several Florida chambers of commerce— including the Florida GCBC’s own Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce, and Destin Chamber of Commerce—who have also passed resolutions voicing their opposition to offshore oil drilling.
With the approval of their recent resolution, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce joined a growing movement of national opposition to offshore drilling. This movement includes over 300 East Coast municipalities, over 1,300 local, state and federal elected officials, and dozens of chambers of commerce nationwide.