Published Tuesday, August 16, 2016

West Palm Beach, FLA – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) is pleased to announce it has assisted Halo Technologies, a 3D printing and 3D scanning provider, to facilitate the opening of its office in downtown West Palm Beach.

The company, located at 226 Datura, will hire 50 new employees by 2018 and make a capital investment of $300,000 with a warehouse expansion in early 2017.

The BDB assisted Halo Technologies in obtaining working capital through a referral to the Center for Enterprise Opportunity, introductions to local economic development partners including CareerSource Palm Beach County, the city of West Palm Beach, and the Small Business Development Center.

Halo Technologies is hosting a grand opening celebration on August 19 from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with a ribbon cutting at 5:30 P.M. with Mayor Jeri Muoio.

"The Halo team is excited to continue our growth right here in Downtown West Palm Beach. By bringing innovative and interactive technology and engineering solutions to the community, we hope to have both a social and economic impact in the region that will propel South Florida into being a leader nationwide in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and technology," said Halo’s President John Calloway.

Kelly Smallridge, President and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County said, “Halo is the perfect example of the many start-up tech companies taking root in Palm Beach County. Young and talented engineers at innovative companies like Halo are attracted to walkable, vibrant cities like West Palm Beach.”

About Halo Technologies:  Based in West Palm Beach, FL, Halo’s 3D scanning analyses a real-world object or environment to collect data on its shape and appearance (e.g. color). The collected data can then be used to construct digital three-dimensional models. Their additive manufacturing (3D printing) is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object. The possibilities this provides are limitless.

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, its 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 12,600 direct jobs with average salaries greater than $67,000 resulting in more than $693 million in capital investment to Palm Beach County and an economic impact that exceeds $5.87 billion.

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