February 2018

 

 

2/01/18

 

Palm Beach County. The Perfect Business Climate.

 
 
 
 

February
Newsletter

 
 
 
 

How Does the BDB’s Work Spark a Ripple Effect of Prosperity?

 
 
 
 

PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT: BDB Assists Setomatic Systems to Relocate to Boca Raton

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) is pleased to announce that Setomatic Systems, a manufacture of payment technology systems for the laundry industry, will relocate its corporate headquarters from Farmingdale, New York to Boca Raton, FL. 

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BDB and School District Host 3rd Annual Career Showcase For High School Students

 

The BDB worked with the School District and CareerSource Palm Beach County to bring together high schools and local companies so that students could learn about career paths and the possibilities that are open to them as the county continues to attract more employers.

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BDB Upper Level Members Receive Inside Scoop on Current Economic Trends

TD Bank's Chief Economist, Beata Caranci, provided an overview at the BDB Upper Level Breakfast. 

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Palm Beach County's Life Sciences Industry

 

 

Home to world class research facilities, top-tier academic institutions, and a fantastic quality of life, Palm Beach County is the ideal location to open, relocate, or expand your life sciences company.

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A Grow FL Program Exclusively for Second-Stage Manufacturers

GrowFL, in partnership with FloridaMakes and the Edward Lowe Foundation, is kicking off a new Manufacturers Business Growth Program for second-stage manufacturers and manufacturing-related companies in February 2018. Only 15 slots will be available for this first round of participants; the deadline to apply is January 31.

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BDB Workforce Analysis Surveys

 

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County is conducting a comprehensive analysis to evaluate the area workforce. Input from across Palm Beach County is a critical component of this workforce analysis. A series of surveys is available at www.pbcskills.org to gather input from a broad cross-section of the community.  

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South Florida Makes First Cut in Amazon’s HQ2 Search

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County joined forces with its counterparts in Broward and Miami-Dade counties to make a joint pitch for Amazon’s HQ2. 

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The Heart of Progress in South Florida

 

 

For the past 12 months, the eyes of the world have been on Palm Beach.  News reports are showcasing this beautiful area graced with palm trees and surrounded by the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.   The business community knows that beneath our serene scenery lies a robust, fast-growing and profitable region for companies that are relocating and thriving here.

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Five BDB Initiatives that Promote Education in Palm Beach County

 

 

Education is a key factor when attracting relocation and retention projects to the area. To ensure that Palm Beach County is widely recognized for its excellence in education and its qualified workforce, the BDB has several major education initiatives.

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NEW INVESTORS:

 
 

Corporate

 

Presidents

 

General

 
 
 
 

REFERRAL PROGRAM:

 
 

 
Robert Kirschner of Passport Publications
referred
Engel & Volkers Palm Beach
 

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Barbara Cambia of Lynn University
referred
Hyatt Place Boca Raton
 

 
Emily Clifford of JP Morgan Chase
referred
Comvest Partners
 

 
 
 
 

PHOTO ALBUMS:

 
 
BDB Hosts 2018 National Engineers Week Honors Awards Banquet, PBC Convention Center 2.22.18 Christopher Faye Photography
BDB Hosts 2018 National Engineers Week Honors Awards Banquet, PBC Convention Center 2.22.18 Denise Thompson at Art and Images Photography
BDB Raise Your Glass - PGA Tour Champions, Broken Sound Country Club 2.7.18
 
 
 
 

PLAN AHEAD: 
Upcoming Events

 
 
 
MAR
9
 
  BDB FAM Tour Breakfast
 
 
APR
4
 
  Palm Beach County Internship Expo
 
 
APR
5
 
  Mingle at the Museum with BDB and TD Bank
 
 
 
 
 

Investors:

 

      

Chairman's Council

 

           

                          

2017-18 Investor Partners

 


Labor & Unemployment Statistics:

Palm Beach County's December unemployment rate of 3.6% is down from the November rate of 3.8% reflecting a net gain of 1,799 jobs. Read On

 

 

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West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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Investors

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 County Board of County Commissioners 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