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Workforce talent is one of the top deciding factors for companies when relocating or expanding to a new area. Recently, Palm Beach County was ranked in the top 10 communities in the nation for attracting and developing talent. Our industry and education partnerships have resulted in the county moving from spot #21 to spot #6 in just two years. It's reassuring to know that our collaborative efforts are paying off and that we are now considered one of the top communities leading the pack in workforce talent.
The Business Development Board has taken on quite a few initiatives that build a solid talent pipeline and convene Palm Beach County's most influential leaders. The Academic Leaders Council, comprised of six college Presidents and the School District's Superintendent, meets with industry experts to ensure that curriculum aligns with employer needs. The Claim Your Future Showcase has shown thousands of high school students the possible career paths available in the county and opens up opportunities to meet employers such as Scripps Florida, Pratt & Whitney, Aerojet Rocketdyne, and FPL to name a few. Recently, we launched a Workforce Analysis Study to analyze the county's labor market and to identify current skills gaps.
Simply put, Palm Beach County has proven to the world that we've achieved a successful workforce strategy and will continue to be the premier destination for companies around the globe.