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Published Tuesday, November 26, 2013

According to the most recent reports, Palm Beach International Airport is up 11.4% in total number of flights for the Holiday Week, compared to last year.  The advanced bookings reported by the airlines show a 2.4% increase in

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Published Friday, November 22, 2013

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach metro area’s unemployment rate declined over the year to 6.7 percent in October 2013.  The area also added 12,600 new jobs in October.

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Published Friday, November 22, 2013

Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate for October 2013 is 6.7 percent -- the lowest in five years (since the June 2008 rate of 6.5 percent) -- and down 1.7 percentage points from the October 2012 rate of 8.4 percent (prior month information for September is not yet available due to the federal government shutdown). The state’s unemployment rate for October 2013 is 6.6 percent and the national rate is 7.0 percent (all numbers not seasonally adjusted), according to information provided today by Workforce Alliance and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

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Published Thursday, November 14, 2013

Economic developer Kelly Smallridge made another national TV appearance today to tout Palm Beach County as a low-tax alternative to New York. The head of the Business Development Board said hedge funds will flock to Florida to get away from New York City’s newly elected mayor, Bill de Blasio, who campaigned as the candidate of the 99 percent.

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Published Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, along with Enterprise Florida, Inc. and the city of Boynton Beach, has persuaded New-Jersey based Kinon Surface Design, Inc. to establish a manufacturing facility in the

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Published Tuesday, November 12, 2013

While Illinois tries to lure Office Depot’s corporate headquarters, Florida is ready to defend its stake in the Boca Raton-based company, now merged with Naperville, Ill.-based OfficeMax.

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Published Thursday, November 7, 2013

Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s robotic surgery program has been designated as an Intuitive Surgical GYN Epicenter for teaching surgeons how to perform hysterectomies and other gynecological procedures using the Intuitive

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Published Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University is the only school in Florida and 1of 15 nationally to receive a $211,000 planning grant from the National Institute On Minority Health And Health Disparities of

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