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November 28, 2019 – PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL –Over the last 30 days, the Business Development Board announced major growth moving into Palm Beach County, creating nearly 1,000 high salary jobs. Big names facilitated by the BDB include NYU Langone Florida, ADMA Biologics, Amazon, and FloraScentials, to name a few.
NYU Langone Florida, a world-class academic medical center, moved to Boynton Beach and created 500 new jobs. Referred by Michael H. Feldman, Director, South Florida Healthcare Advisory Practice at Cushman Wakefield, the BDB worked with the City of Boynton Beach on property and permitting services, connected it with CareerSource Palm Beach County to access talent for up to 250 job openings during its first phase in October 2019, and also worked with Florida Power & Light on technical assistance.
In the life science sector, ADMA Biologics, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company located in Boca Raton, announced plans to hire approximately 100 jobs in a variety of areas in addition to retaining the existing workforce of approximately 250 at its Boca Raton campus. The BDB and the City of Boca Raton worked together with the company to provide technical assistance necessary to facilitate the company's growth. We assisted with permits, locating vendors, and introducing a talent pipeline.
Another win over the past month includes FloraScentials. This startup company develops innovative product lines for the floral industry which restore the fragrance of cut flowers that have lost their scent. After working with the BDB, the company plans to employ up to 10 people and create a capital investment of $1.8 million by the end of 2020 in West Palm Beach.
In addition, Amazon Logistics announced its new West Palm Beach Delivery Station is officially open. The new station powers Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in Palm Beach County. The 96,000 square-foot building currently employs hundreds and was also a project facilitated by the BDB.
Whether it’s expedited permitting, making the appropriate local connections, finding commercial or industrial real estate, or applying for city, county and state incentives, the BDB ensures that Palm Beach County puts forward the most competitive information to win the jobs. Just within 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.