TALLAHASSEE – Governor Rick Scott today announced that the statewide unemployment rate for August 2013 dropped to 7.0 percent. This is down from 7.1 percent in May, June, and July 2013, and down 4.1 percentage points since December 2010. The statewide unemployment rate has remained below the national average of 7.3 percent for the sixth consecutive month. Florida has created 365,500 private sector jobs since December 2010.more»
The Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation (RBCDC) will receive $897,082 in federal funds to purchase and develop properties in the Parkview Manor South neighborhood in Riviera Beach. The funding, made available by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), was approved Sept. 10 by the Board of County Commissioners and awarded through a competitive bid process for Community Housing Development Corporations.more»
Palm Beach State College will enhance its information technology, welding and machining programs using two grants totaling $2,387,539, awarded today as part of the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program.more»
The Florida College System Foundation presented a check for $40,002 to the Palm Beach State College Foundation today to support scholarships for students who are the first generation in their family to attend college or are studying nursing, health care or education.
The donation was made possible by nearly $1 million in gifts from Bank of America, Florida Blue and Helios Education Foundations presented to The Florida College System
The Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau was awarded the coveted Henry Award at the Flagler Awards presentation held during the Florida Governor's Conference on Tourism yesterday at the Loews Royal Pacificmore»
“It’s your money, it’s no one else’s money," said Governor Rick Scott to an audience at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. “So we have to spend it in a manner that makes sense.”
The governor launched his “It’s Your Money” tour in West Palm Beach on Tuesday, just days after announcing his plans to cut taxes and fees by $500 million in the 2014 proposed budget.
RELEASE PDF Officials at Boca Raton Regional Hospital today announced that vascular surgeons at the institution are now employing the first FDA-approved drug-eluting stent in the treatment of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the superficial femoral artery. Boca Regional is the first hospital in Palm Beach County to utilize the device.more»