ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN SOUTH FLORIDA

HOW PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES ARE RESPONDING TO OUR EVER-CHANGING WORLD July 14, 2020 - 8:00 - 8:45am

Published Tuesday, June 23, 2020

 

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ABOUT 'COMMUNITY COFFEE' ☕

Our lives have been affected in some way and particularly when it comes to our teams and organizations. From managing remote workforce, to rescheduling major events and travel, our businesses are all being affected. We want to make sure you have access to our staff, as well as, the rest of our PBT community to continue to learn and grow from.

Join us for our weekly tech community gathering (with coffee) for updates, best practices, and a way to connect with other local business leaders on what they are doing during this unprecedented time. 

TOPIC OF DISCUSSION ☕

Economic activity has drastically slowed due to the coronavirus pandemic and unemployment has soared. Social distancing policies designed to slow the spread of the virus have unfortunately also slowed spending and created a drastic economic downturn. Join us we hear from our economic development leaders here in South Florida as we move towards recovery.

  • How does South Florida compare to other areas of the country?
  • What will recovery look like? What are each of the counties doing?
  • What challenges will we face as a region?
  • What role has/will technology and innovation play?

 

GUEST SPEAKERS ☕

Kelly Smallridge | CEO - Business Development Board of Palm Beach County

Bob Swindell| President & CEO - The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

Michael Finney | CEO - The Miami Dade Beacon Council

 

ABOUT OUR PARTNERS

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County is a private, not-for-profit corporation. Founded in 1982 by Chambers of Commerce, the Economic Council, and other business leaders, the Business Development Board is designated by the State of Florida and Palm Beach County Commission as Palm Beach County's official economic development organization. The Mission of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Inc. is to stimulate economic energy, promote business diversity, and enrich the vitality of Palm Beach County through the relocation, retention, and expansion of companies to or in Palm Beach County. 

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance is Broward County’s official public/private partnership for economic development. Its mission is to lead Broward County in building a stronger and more diverse economy by stimulating the creation of new jobs and capital investment while facilitating the growth and retention of businesses in Broward County. Services offered by the Alliance include assistance with business relocation or expansion and site selection; incentive programs and information; market research; and serving as a liaison for workforce development between CareerSource Broward, educational institutions and the business community. 

The Miami‐Dade Beacon Council is the County's official economic development partnership. The not‐for-profit public‐private organization focuses on job creation and economic growth. Since 1985, the organization has assisted more than 980 businesses that have created more than 65,000 direct jobs and added more than $4 billion in new capital investments. It accomplishes this by marketing Miami‐Dade as a world‐class business location, growing local companies and shaping the local economy's future. 

BRING YOUR QUESTIONS/COMMENTS ☕

We would like to hear from you and how our members are responding and staying ahead of their business challenges during this time. We will be offering weekly updates with speakers who can help answer your most pressing questions.

We look forward to your participation!

Investors

#1 Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Aerojet Rocketdyne Bank of America Bank United Baptist Health South Florida
Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A. CareerSource Carrier DePuy Synthes Power Tools, a Johnson & Johnson Company Equestrian Center
Florida Crystals Corporation FPL Greenberg Traurig Gunster Hardrives, Inc.
HCA Palm Beach Hospitals Hedrick Brothers Construction Hospital for Special Surgery J.C. White JP Morgan Chase
LRP Publications Martens Group Minto Communities, LLC NCCI Nova Southeastern University
Palm Beach Aggregates, LLC 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 Stiles-Nicholson Foundation TD Bank
Tortoise Properties Wells Fargo & Company Wexford Capital