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Thursday, September 26, 2019

BDB LIFE SCIENCE NEWSLETTER - A YEAR IN REVIEW

Posted by: Kristen Boyd on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This year, more than 10 life science companies have relocated to or expanded in Palm Beach County, creating more than 500 high salary jobs. Here's a recap of the BDB's 2018-2019 fiscal year. 

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Business Development Board, a Non-Profit Organization in West Palm Beach, FL

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Posted by: Site Administrator on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

At the Business Development Board, we have the resources and tools you will need to propel your business into the direction of growth and success in Palm Beach County - the perfect business climate!

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Friday, August 30, 2019

NEW INDUSTRIAL SPACE TO BRING $10M CAPITAL INVESTMENT TO RIVIERA BEACH

Posted by: Site Administrator on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 9:00:00 am Comments (1)

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) is pleased to announce that Johnson Development Associates, Inc. (JDA), a multi-division real estate developer based in Spartanburg, South Carolina, has acquired an industrial site in Riviera Beach. The company will construct a 120,282 sq. ft. light industrial building located at 1301 President Barack Obama Highway, which will have a capital investment of approximately $10 million into the local economy.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

WINNING THE GAME IN WORKFORCE TALENT

Posted by: Site Administrator on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

Together, industry and education leaders have been making changes after the Business Development Board took a deep dive into analyzing Palm Beach County’s workforce. Last year, 100 pages worth of data were presented to stakeholders throughout the county after the launch of a comprehensive workforce study, funded by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Fast foreword a year later and local stakeholders have gained a crisp perspective of what gaps need to be filled to ensure a top-notch workforce. Partnerships have been announced, connections have been made, and introductions have turned into new programs, thanks to the collaborative environment in Palm Beach County.

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BDB FUELS THE GROWTH OF SUNSHINE BIOFUELS

Posted by: Site Administrator on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) is pleased to announce Sunshine Biofuels, a biofuel manufacturing company that has developed alternative fuels to substitute diesel, has recently expanded its current production capacity from five million gallons to twenty million gallons per year, making it the first and now largest Renewable Diesel manufacturer in the State of Florida.

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STRIDES ACQUIRES USFDA APPROVED FACILITY IN RIVIERA BEACH

Posted by: Site Administrator on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

August 28, 2019 - RIVIERA BEACH, FLA – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) is pleased to announce that Strides Pharma, one of the world's largest manufacturers of soft gelatin capsules (SGC), has acquired Micelle BioPharma located in Riviera Beach. Strides Pharma will occupy the full 90,000 sq. ft. facility and employ 150 people. The company plans to invest over $10 million into the local economy.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

CORPORATE HQ TO EMPLOY UP TO 200 IN BOCA RATON

Posted by: Site Administrator on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

August 16, 2019 - BOCA RATON, FLA – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) is pleased to announce that FlexShopper, a leading national online lease-to-own (“LTO”) eCommerce marketplace and LTO payment solution, plans to employ up to 200 people at its new corporate headquarters in Boca Raton. The company consolidated multiple locations into one large headquarters located at 901 Yamato Road, Suite 260. It leased a 21,622 sq. ft. facility, completed in August 2019.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Business Development Board (BDB) Finds New Initiatives for the County

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Posted by: Site Administrator on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, also known as BDB, is a non-profit organization whose goal it is to contribute to Palm Beach County’s economic growth, business diversity, and the county’s vitality.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

PALM BEACH COUNTY AEROSPACE HUB ATTRACTS NEW COMPANY

Posted by: Site Administrator on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

August 7, 2019, PALM BEACH COUNTY – CYIENT Defense Services, an engineering and technology company, worked with the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) to tap into the local aerospace industry, resulting in an expansion that will support the sector through machining of precision aerospace hardware and engineering services. CYIENT plans to create 50 new jobs in addition to its current work force of 150 with an average salary of $85,000. Located at 15300 Park of Commerce Blvd in Unincorporated Jupiter, it has invested over $3.5 million into its new 30,000 sq. ft. facility.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

PALM BEACH COUNTY FEATURED 22 TIMES IN STATEWIDE MAGAZINE

Posted by: Site Administrator on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) not only assists corporate relocations and expansions, but also supports local companies and promotes the area as much as possible. In Florida Trend’s most recent magazine, Palm Beach County-based activity is prominent, thanks to recent economic development and community collaboration efforts. 

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

BDB SHARES HOW TO BECOME A STAND OUT BUSINESS

Posted by: Kristen Boyd on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Today, the Business Development Board participated on a panel to share with attendees how to “Become a Stand Out Business.” The event was hosted by Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Venture X in West Palm Beach. The panelists shared with the crowd of 80 how to rise above the competition when running a business.

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Why Does My Business Need Corporate Relocation Services in Palm Beach County?

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Posted by: Site Administrator on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

If you’re considering a move to South Florida, there’s no better way to get the assistance you need than by reaching out to the Palm Beach County Business Development Board to assist with your corporate relocation.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

NIAGARA BOTTLING HOSTS CAREER FAIR TO EMPLOY 25 LOCAL RESIDENTS

Posted by: Site Administrator on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Niagara Bottling, a leading beverage manufacturer, is hosting a career fair on Wednesday, June 19th and Thursday, June 20th at CareerSource, in West Palm Beach, to hire approximately 25 local residents.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Business Development Board: A Reliable Non-Profit Organization in West Palm Beach

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Posted by: Site Administrator on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Business Development Board can provide you with the toolkit every business owner needs in their effort to move their business forward and turn their vision into reality. 

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Friday, May 31, 2019

AWARD-WINNING STRATEGIES BRING INNOVATION TO PALM BEACH COUNTY

Posted by: Site Administrator on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

May 2019 - The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) accepted several awards this past month recognizing innovative strategies in Palm Beach County. Thanks to Florida Economic Development Council and Palm Beach County Medical Society, the BDB’s initiatives growing the life science sector and creative marketing efforts promoting Palm Beach County as a premier business location have been nationally recognized. 

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

BDB SBIR WORKSHOP FUELS SUCCESS FOR LOCAL ENTREPRENEUR†

Posted by: Site Administrator on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Last year, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB), in collaboration with a group of local entrepreneurial support organizations including FAU Tech Runway, Palm Beach Tech, Small Business Development Center, and the Research Park, brought the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to Palm Beach County, a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. This workshop supported the growth of home-grown life sciences start-ups and one of the success stories is SciKey Diagnostics. 

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Need Business Networking in Palm Beach County?

Posted by: Site Administrator on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
Friday, April 26, 2019

Looking to Partner with Non-Profit Organizations in West Palm Beach, FL?

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

BDB FINANCIAL SERVICES TASK FORCE BRINGS EXPERTISE IN ATTRACTING NEW COMPANIES TO PBC

Posted by: Site Administrator on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Today, the BDB convened members of the Business Financial Services task force and met at the BDB office.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

LOCAL BUSINESSES CELEBRATE GLOBAL MEETINGS INDUSTRY DAY

Posted by: Site Administrator on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

In honor of 2019 Global Meetings Industry Day, over 100 business and tourism leaders convened to discuss the impact of business travel around the world at an event hosted by Discover the Palm Beaches on April 4, 2019.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

PALM BEACH COUNTY CONSIDERED NATIONíS EAST COAST HQ FOR ENGINEERS WEEK EVENT

Posted by: Site Administrator on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA - There’s only two places in the world that host the annual Engineers Week Honors and Awards Banquet to recognizing outstanding contributions by individuals in the fields of engineering, education, and special fields of work and public service; California and West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

LIFE SCIENCE ENTREPRENEUR CHOOSES JUPITER OVER BOSTON

Posted by: Site Administrator on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) and the Town of Jupiter are pleased to announce a new addition to Jupiter’s growing bioscience sector. Alphazyme, a developer, manufacturer and global distributor of enzymes, will expand its operations to fulfill its goal of becoming the world’s premier partner for custom, industrial-scale, molecular biology enzymes from its headquarters in Jupiter, Florida.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

BDB VP TALKS ABOUT LIFE SCIENCE CAREERS WITH LYNN STUDENTS

Posted by: Site Administrator on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County’s Vice President of Life Sciences, Robert Mino, spoke with Lynn University students from around the world, including Africa and South America, about about careers in the life science industry and opportunities that are right here in Palm Beach County.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

BDB AND SCHOOL DISTRICT PREPARE WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE

Posted by: Site Administrator on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

To further attract more business investment and quality jobs to Palm Beach County, the Business Development Board (BDB) and the School District of Palm Beach County jointly hosted high school students on February 12 to inform them of local job opportunities.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

TECH GIANTS DISCUSS TALENT PIPELINE WITH BDB ACADEMIC LEADERS COUNCIL

Posted by: Site Administrator on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

FEBRUARY 8 - WEST PALM BEACH, FLA – The BDB convened 10 technology giants representing nearly 7,000 jobs, local college and university leaders, the School District of Palm Beach County, and CareerSource Palm Beach County for the Academic Leaders Council meeting. The council, comprised of Palm Beach County’s academic leaders, works to strengthen business and education partnerships. The meeting focused on how to ensure students are learning the skills needed to fill jobs within some of Palm Beach County’s largest technology companies. The BDB invited companies that have recently expanded their workforce, are in the process of expansion, or have plans to expand within the near future. The group explored partnerships and the possibility of building new technology programs together.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

JUPITER GAINS FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND LIFE SCIENCE ACCELERATOR

Posted by: Site Administrator on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) and the Town of Jupiter are pleased to announce the relocation of Beacon Pharmaceutical (beaconpharmaceutical.com), a focused early-stage life sciences firm, to Jupiter.  

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

FOUR NEW PROGRAMS LAUNCHED TO STRENGTHEN PALM BEACH COUNTY'S WORKFORCE

Posted by: Site Administrator on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Imagine a place where students work alongside scientists and millions of dollars are granted to schools to fund centers that will fill the jobs that are in high demand. That place is now a reality in Palm Beach County thanks to new programs launched by Palm Beach State College, Florida Atlantic University, Keiser University, and West Technical Education Center. 

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

BOCA RATON COMPANY ADDS 150 JOBS

Posted by: Site Administrator on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

With the touch of a button, people across the nation can be connected with emergency personnel thanks to a Boca-Raton based company, MobileHelp. The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, in cooperation with City of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, assisted the expansion of MobileHelp, a mobile emergency response technology company in Boca Raton. The company will create 150 new jobs with average salaries of $53,298 to its existing workforce of 198.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

LOCAL STARTUP CREATES 100 JOBS IN WEST PALM BEACH

Posted by: Site Administrator on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB), in cooperation with the City of West Palm Beach, CareerSource Florida, and West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, is pleased to announce the expansion of Digital Resource, a full-service internet marketing agency in downtown West Palm Beach. Digital Resource will add 66 new jobs to its current workforce of 39 and will move into a new 9,000 sq. ft. office located at 218 Datura Street.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

BDB PARTNERS WITH LEXISNEXIS TO STRENGTHEN TALENT PIPELINE

Posted by: Site Administrator on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a global technology leader with offices around the world, has partnered with the BDB on multiple initiatives to strengthen the talent pipeline in the information technology sector.  The company has over 500 employees in Palm Beach County and has launched a successful internship program where students work alongside industry experts on the HPCC Systems® technology. The program provides students with hands-on learning experience with a focus on Big Data.

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CareerSource Centennial Bank DePuy Synthes Power Tools, a Johnson & Johnson Company Engel & Volkers Palm Beach Equestrian Center
Florida Crystals Corporation FPL Greenberg Traurig Gunster Hardrives, Inc.
HCA Palm Beach Hospitals Hedrick Brothers Construction J.C. White JP Morgan Chase LRP Publications
MBAF Minto Communities, LLC NCCI NextGen Mgmt dba DxWeb Management, LLC Nova Southeastern University
Palm Beach Aggregates, LLC Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Palm Beach Park of Commerce PNC Bank Pratt & Whitney (A United Technologies Company)
Raymond James Financial Services/Boynton Financial Group, Inc. RSM South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine South Florida Business Journal TD Bank
Tortoise Properties Wells Fargo & Company Wexford Capital