January 2020

 

 

1/10/20

 

Palm Beach County - Where Business and Pleasure Share the Same View

 
 
 

January 2020
Newsletter

 
 
 
 

BDB Announces More Than 1,200 Jobs Since October 2019

 
 

New Incubator to Join Jupiter's Biotech Hotspot

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30 Jobs Coming to Palm Beach County

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Palm Beach County Company Receives Training Grant to Retain 250 Jobs

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Other press releases since October 2019:

 
 
 
 

The EconDev Breakdown

 

 
 
 
 

Good News Travels Fast - This Month's Headlines

 
  • Sun Sentinel:
    The Cost of Living in Paradise
    (Link)
  • South Florida Business Journal:
    Wall Street of the South
    (Link)
  • South Florida Business Journal:
    South Florida City to Consider Incentives for Pharmaceutical Firm
    (Link)
  • Delray Newspaper:
    Boca Raton Shares Updates at BDB Meeting
    (Link)
  • CDLCPA:
    Laura Clark, Shareholder, Provides Perspective to BDB About Palm Beach County Work and Lifestyle Appeal
    (Link)
  • WPTV:
    Plan to build high-rise in West Palm Beach causing controversy
    (Link)
  • South Florida Business Journal:
    Ventures Roundup: Biotech incubator to launch in Palm Beach County
    (Link)
  • Jacksonville.com:
    Dental lab buys West Palm Beach building, plans to expand
    (Link)
  • KaufmanRosan:
    Flood of New Companies Raises Region’s Global Business Profile
    (Link)
  • TheMediaTimes:
    Dental laboratory buys building in West Palm Beach
    (Link)
  • Sun Sentinel: 
    National Headquarters Eyes Move to Boca Raton
    (Link)
  • South Florida Business Journal: 
    BioCurity Pharmaceuticals Launches Crowdfund for Clinical Trials
    (Link)
  • BioFlorida: 
    Jupiter Company to Transform Radiation Therapy for Cancer Patients
    (Link)
  • The Wall Street Journal: 
    In Florida, Homeowners Come for the Weather and Stay for the Tax Relief
    (Link)
 
 
 
 

Where Are They Now? Past BDB Projects On the Move

 

A couple of years ago, the Business Development Board assisted Mueller Industries with moving its international headquarters to West Palm Beach, Florida. Here's a video filmed this month of President Nadiem Umar, sharing what made the move so seamless. 

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INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: Aviation, Aerospace, and Engineering

 

Each year, the Business Development Board hosts the National Engineers Week Honors and Awards Banquet right here in West Palm Beach, Florida. It's the Nation's east coast headquarters where top engineers throughout the sector convene with top employers for an awards ceremony. To learn more or sign up to attend, click here. 

Check out the statistics of Palm Beach County's aviation, aerospace, and engineering sector:

 
 
 
 

Behind-the-Scenes of Job Creation

 

The BDB supports local companies, education, workforce advancement, and opportunities to recruit new business to the area. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at what we've been up to this month.

  • Attended and spoke at the Florida Tax Watch event
    – 12.2.19, Palm Beach
  • Participated in the PBC Board of County Commissioners proclamation presented to BDB Board of Director, George Elmore
    – 12.3.19, West Palm Beach
  • Hosted an Economic Development Stakeholders Meeting
    - 12.4.19, West Palm Beach
  • Filmed the President of Mueller Industries, a past BDB economic development project 
    – 12.4.19, Palm Beach Gardens
  • Hosted the BDB Holiday Reception at the headquarters of USPA Global Licensing
    – 12.5.19, West Palm Beach
  • Convened the BDB Distribution / Logistics task force to discuss the industry in Palm Beach County
    - 12.5.19, Riviera Beach
  • Attended the "RNA: From Biology to Drug Discovery" event with Scripps Research
    – 12.5.19, Jupiter
  • Attended the Glades League of Cities Annual Event
    – 12.6.19, Belle Glade
  • Traveled to Area Development’s Site Selection networking event
    – 12.9.19, Houston, TX
  • Met with Achieve Palm Beach County to talk local education initiatives
    – 12.10.19, West Palm Beach
  • Convened the BDB Board of Directors for an economic development meeting
    – 12.13.19, Lake Worth
  • Hosted the Dale Carnegie Executive Workshop on "Engaging Millennials" in the BDB Boardroom
    - 12.17.19, West Palm Beach
  • Hosted the BDB Life Science Advisory Council meeting
    – 12.18.19, West Palm Beach
  • Convened the Aviation, Aerospace, and Engineering task force to discuss upcoming event
    – 12.20.19, West Palm Beach

 
 
 
 

Get Involved - Help Shape the Future for Local High School Students

 

The Claim Your Future Showcase shows Palm Beach County high school students the possible career paths available to them in the County. Companies can sign up to participate with an exhibitor booth and tap into a thousand students representing the future local workforce. Space is limited, so sign up today.

SIGN UP >

 

Check out the BDB's Workforce and Education Initiatives:

LEARN ABOUT THE BDB'S EDUCATION INITIATIVES >

 
 
 
 

WALL STREET JOURNAL: In Florida, Homeowners Come for the Weather and Stay for the Tax Relief

 

The Business Development Board helps the business executives find office space, typically 5,000 to 7,000 square feet, for anywhere from five to 50 employees. Board members also take the executives on residential tours, coordinating introductions with mayors, private-school headmasters, country clubs and places of worship in desired areas. Finally, they guide them through the process of making Florida their legal domicile.

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Palm Beach County Promoted on a National Scale by BDB

 

BDB SENIOR VP TALKS OFFICE SPACE WITH WPTV:

WATCH VIDEO >

 

BDB PUTS PALM BEACH COUNTY ON THE MAP IN HOUSTON, TEXAS:

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LIVE, WORK, PLAY VIBE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY STANDS OUT IN STATEWIDE PUBLICATION:

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BDB MICROSITE NEWS:

 

LIFE SCIENCES NEWS >

EDUCATION NEWS >

ENTREPRENEURSHIP NEWS >

GLADES REGION NEWS >

 
 
 
 

New Investors:

 
 

Chairman's Council

 

Board of Advisors

 

General

 
 
 
 

Photo Albums:

 
 
BDB - Realtors Round Table, WPB City Hall 1.29.2020
BDB - School District Bus Tour 1.28.2020
BDB - Winter Equestrian Festival Reception, Palm Beach International Equestrian Center 1.18.2020
 
 
 
 

Plan Ahead:
Upcoming Events

 
 
 
Feb
6
 
  BDB Hosts Culture Workshop
 
 
Feb
11
 
  BDB Claim Your Future Showcase
 
 
Feb
20
 
  BDB Raise Your Glass
 
 
 
 
 

Investors:

 

Chairman's Council

            

 

Investor Partners

           

                         

 


Labor & Unemployment Statistics:

Palm Beach County's November unemployment rate of 2.8% is down from the October rate of 3.0% reflecting a net gain of 1,676 jobs. Read On

 

 

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West Palm Beach, FL 33401
www.BDB.org
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#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 Centennial Bank 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