February 2017

 

 

 

Palm Beach County. The Perfect Business Climate.

 
 
 
 

February
Newsletter

 
 
 
 

200 New Engineering Jobs Coming to Palm Beach County

 

The BDB is pleased to announce the expansion of Parametric Solutions, Inc. The company, which designs gas turbines used in jets and industrial gas turbines for energy generation, plans to add 200 employees to an existing workforce of 255 at its office and manufacturing facility in Jupiter. In addition, the company will make a capital investment of $1,000,000.

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2017 Education Forecast

Hundreds of business leaders, community members, teachers and other educational professionals came together for an update on the District’s Strategic Plan from Superintendent Robert M. Avossa, Ed.D. at Education Forecast 2017 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Thursday.

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Consulate General of the People's Republic of China Visits PBC 

 

Palm Beach County Mayor Paulette Burdick shared information with Li Qiangmin, Consulate General of the People's Republic of China, on business, culture, tourism and agriculture in Palm Beach County.  Palm Beach County was just one of a few Florida stops the consul general made before returning to the consulate office in Houston. Here's a photo of the two in customary gift exchange.

 
 
 
 

BDB President & CEO Provides Overview of Economic Development Success 

BDB President & CEO, Kelly Smallridge, provided an overview of economic development success during her address to the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches breakfast meeting. 

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New Palm Beach County Internship Expo in April 

 

The Palm Beach County Internship Expo is a great way to connect students with local internship opportunities to keep talent right here in Palm Beach County.

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INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: South Florida is Hedge Fund Heaven 

South Florida is fast becoming hedge fund heaven—a new warm-weather home for alternative investment firms and their satellite offices.

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New Winter 2017 Palm Beach County Business magazine 

Palm Beach County Business magazine is the County's only publication dedicated to economic development in Palm Beach County. In this issue of Palm Beach County Business, you’ll discover the growing manufacturing sector, how the Trump Administration will impact your business, and how we're focusing on building a skilled workforce. 

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Two Major Sports Facilities in PBC 

The sports industry has a huge economic impact in Palm Beach County. Learn more about two major sports facilities that have a combined economic impact of more than $350 million.

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Lynn University Launches Professional MBA in Delray Beach 

 

Professionals with more than four years of post-graduate work experience can now pursue an MBA with a specialization in marketing or entrepreneurial management in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, Florida.

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NEW INVESTORS:

 

Board of Advisor

 

General

 

 
 
 
 

REFERRAL PROGRAM:

 
 

 
Barbara Cambia of Lynn University
referred
Hyatt Place Boca Raton
 

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Emily Clifford of JP Morgan Chase
referred
Comvest Partners
 

 
Susie Dwinell of Crystal & Company
referred
Colliers International
 

 
 
 
 

PHOTO ALBUMS:

 
 
FAM Upper Level Breakfast, Kravis Center 3.31.17
BDB and Education Foundation Host Education Forecast 2017, PBC Convention Center 3.9.17
BDB Hosts 2017 National Engineers Week Honors Awards Banquet, PBC Convention Center 2.23.2017
 
 
 
 

PLAN AHEAD:
Upcoming Events

 
 
 
APR
5
 
  BDB Coffee Talk
 
 
APR
13
 
  Palm Beach County Internship Expo
 
 
APR
20
 
  BDB Economic Development Forum
 
 
 
 
 

Investors: 

               

Chairman's Council

 

    

2016-17 Investor Partner

 


Labor & Unemployment Statistics:

Palm Beach County's December unemployment rate of 4.7% is down from the November rate of 4.9% reflecting a net gain of 1,801 jobs. Read On

 

 

 

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Investors

#1 Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Aerojet Rocketdyne Bank of America Baptist Health South Florida BB&T
Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A. CareerSource Centennial Bank DePuy Synthes Power Tools, a Johnson & Johnson Company Engel & Volkers Palm Beach
Equestrian Center Florida Crystals Corporation FPL Greenberg Traurig Gunster
Hardrives, Inc. HCA Palm Beach Hospitals Hedrick Brothers Construction J.C. White JP Morgan Chase
LRP Publications MBAF Minto Communities, LLC NCCI NextGen Mgmt dba DxWeb Management, LLC
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 TD Bank
Tortoise Properties Wells Fargo & Company Wexford Capital