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WEST PALM BEACH, FLA - There’s only two places in the world that host the annual Engineers Week Honors and Awards Banquet to recognize outstanding contributions by individuals in the fields of engineering, education, and special fields of work and public service; California and West Palm Beach, Florida.
Each year, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB), in partnership with the National Engineers’ Council, hosts the National Engineers Week Honors & Awards Banquet at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Palm Beach County is considered the Nation’s east coast headquarters for this event’s participants. Nearly 500 leaders in the aviation, aerospace, and engineering industries and some of the most influential engineers in the country convene to learn about new, award-winning projects.
It’s a unique environment where companies such as Pratt & Whitney, Aerojet Rocketdyne, BRBH, Agilis, Belcan Engineering, Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky and many more are all in one room. It’s been known to have rocket engines and helicopters on display, along with students flying drones over the crowd.
The decision to locate the east coast event in West Palm Beach wasn’t just for the beaches. Palm Beach County is nationally known as a hub for the Aviation, Aerospace, and Engineering sectors. In fact, the estimated economic impact of the industry is $6.8 Billion just in Palm Beach County. It’s simply a magnet for innovation and world-changing technologies.
The Business Development Board has hosted the event since 2014 and will continue to expand it for years to come. It’s directly aligned with the BDB’s economic development efforts to recruit and retain corporate relocation and expansions in Palm Beach County's A/A/E sector.
About the BDB: The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County is the official public/private economic development organization for Palm Beach County and Enterprise Florida. Founded in 1982 as a not-for-profit corporation, our primary purpose is to attract and retain new industry, business investment, high quality jobs and workforce development through corporate relocations, expansions and international trade. During the past five years, the BDB has assisted companies that have created more than 12,822 direct jobs with average salaries greater than $69,062, resulting in more than $777 million in capital investment to Palm Beach County and an economic impact that exceeds $6.87 billion. Additional information can be found at the BDB’s web site, BDB.org.