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In business, it’s easy to meet people;THE CHALLENGE is meeting the right people.

The Business Development Board: CHALLENGE MET.

The challenge of attracting and retaining the right business investments for Palm Beach County through corporate relocations, expansions and international trade; and providing marketing support and business networking services are tasks the Business Development Board performs diligently and with tremendous commitment.

The Business Development Board (BDB) is a private, not-for-profit corporation founded in 1982 as Palm Beach County’s official economic development organization. The Business Development Board is designated by the state’s Enterprise Florida as Palm Beach County’s official economic development organization. An autonomous entity, we are committed to working closely with the Chambers of Commerce, other county organizations and the County Commission to achieve economic development goals in the areas of business recruitment and expansion, job creation, workforce development, infrastructure, and availability of capital.

The BDB’s economic development programs and services are partially funded through a contract with the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. Matching funds are raised from private industry through membership dues and revenues from special events and publications. This public | private partnership is continually recognized as one of the most successful in the state. The BDB operates on a fiscal year of October 1- September 30.

Since 1993, more than 340 company relocations and expansions, assisted by the Business Development Board, resulted in the creation of over 27,600 jobs and added in excess of $4 billion to the Palm Beach County economy.

The Business Development Board’s MISSION.

The Business Development Board exists to stimulate economic energy, promote business diversity and enrich the vitality of Palm Beach County through the relocation, retention and expansion of companies to our area.

Focus Areas:

Business Recruitment, Retention and Expansion: To create high-quality jobs, diversify the economic base and to generate revenue through the relocation of new companies to Palm Beach County, as well as growth and retention of companies already located here. These are just a few of the successful corporate relocations and expansions accomplished with the help of the BDB:

ADT/Tyco
Anspach Synthes
B/E Aerospace
Belcan Corporation
Biotest Pharmaceuticals
Bluegreen Corp.
Campus Management
Careers USA
Chromalloy
CrossMatch Technologies
Florida Crystals
Florida Public Utilities
G4S
GEO Group
GE Clinical Services
Hollander Home Fashions
Infinity Sales Group
Jarden Consumer Solutions
Lockheed Martin
LRP Publications
Max Planck Florida Institute
MDVIP
Medical Staffing Network
NCCI
Office Depot Inc.
OxBow Group
Scripps Research Institute / Scripps Florida
Shoes for Crew
Sikorsky
TBC Corp.
Thomas Produce Group
TMS Health
TravelPro
Ulysse-Nardin
Yucor

Marketing: Manage programs that build public awareness of Palm Beach County as a globally competitive business location. Develop national and international media campaigns to promote the county to CEOs looking to relocate or expand their operations.

Membership Development and Events: Engage Palm Beach County business leaders in membership programs and events focused on economic development issues.

 

Why Invest in the BDB?

On the most basic level, everyone benefits from a strong local economy. Your support of the BDB enables us to accomplish our mission of attracting and retaining jobs and businesses in Palm Beach County and will come back to you in the form of better infrastructure and higher quality of life.

Some specific membership benefits include:

CORPORATE AWARENESS:
Members enjoy direct connections with other top business leaders, across a variety of industries, who share a common interest in the future of this county. The BDB provides opportunities for direct business interactions, promotional value, organizational visibility, and personal networking opportunities.

REGULAR MEETINGS AND EVENTS:  The BDB brings together members for meetings and events on a monthly basis. We have Quarterly stakeholder events in specific industries such as Life Sciences and Financial Services, and our Quarterly Lunches are attended by more than 400 upper management-level business, government, and community leaders. Our Upper Level events attract over 100 C-level executives.

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS:  Members have preferred access to the economic research department for county statistics, demographics, industry trends, and more. BDB publications and newsletters, such as Profile Magazine, Monthly E-Newsletter and our quartelry magazine are delivered to members at no cost.

For more information contact: Lisa Anderson, 561.835.1008 Ext: 4110, landerson@bdb.org

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