March 2019

 

 

03/05/19

 

Palm Beach County. The Perfect Business Climate.

 
 
 
 

March
Newsletter

 
 
 
 

Jupiter Gains First-Of-Its-Kind Life Science Accelerator

As part of Beacon’s move to Jupiter, the company will build a state-of-the-art life sciences accelerator and biologics synthesis facility to support up to 50 companies in which the firm plans investments. This new headquarters will be a building up to 200,000 sq. ft. in Jupiter, creating an estimated more than 137 new jobs with a capital investment of approximately $80 million.  

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CEO PROFILE: Rob Flippo, CEO of MobileHelp

 

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, in cooperation with City of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, assisted the expansion of MobileHelp, a mobile emergency response technology company in Boca Raton. The Business Development Board interviewed the CEO.

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Life Science Entrepreneur Chooses Jupiter Over Boston

 

 

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) and the Town of Jupiter are pleased to announce a new addition to Jupiter’s growing bioscience sector. Alphazyme, a developer, manufacturer and global distributor of enzymes, will expand its operations to fulfill its goal of becoming the world’s premier partner for custom, industrial-scale, molecular biology enzymes from its headquarters in Jupiter, Florida.


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Facts and Figures that Could Help Boost Your Bottom Line

 

 
 
 

BDB and School District Prepare Workforce of the Future

 

To further attract more business investment and quality jobs to Palm Beach County, the Business Development Board (BDB) and the School District of Palm Beach County jointly hosted high school students on February 12 to inform them of local job opportunities.

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Three BDB Events that Have Facilitated Connections in Multiple Industries

 
  1. The BDB convened 10 technology giants representing nearly 7,000 jobs, local college and university leaders, the School District of Palm Beach County, and CareerSource Palm Beach County for the Academic Leaders Council meeting. 
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  2. There’s only two places in the world that host the annual Engineers Week Honors and Awards Banquet to recognize outstanding contributions by individuals in the fields of engineering, education, and special fields of work and public service; California and West Palm Beach, Florida. 
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  3. On March 7, the business and philanthropic community leaders will come together to celebrate public education, showcase Palm Beach County's talented stuents, and share the importance of an investment in today's students as tomorrow's leaders. 
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An Update on the BDB Workforce Analysis Study

 

 
 
 
 

This Relatively Unknown Town in Florida has Become a Horse 'DISNEYLAND' for the Richest of the Rich

 

To most of the country, the name "Wellington, Florida," doesn't mean anything. However, to a certain elite group that ranges from Olympians to the children of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Bruce Springsteen, the small town has become a magnet that draws thousands of people every winter. The Wellington attraction is simple: It's the horse capital of the United States.

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DID YOU KNOW? Palm Beach County is Home to Distribution Centers Occupying Over 4M s.f.

 

Here are just a few:

  • Aldi -  647,000 s.f. in Royal Palm Beach
  • American Tire Distributors - 120,000 s.f. in Royal Palm Beach
  • Brown Distributing – 92,000 s.f. in West Palm Beach
  • Cheney Brothers (Main Headquarters) - Over 450,000 s.f. in Palm Beach County 
  • Florida Crystals Distribution Center - 180,000 s.f. in Western Palm Beach County
  • Oase Group/Geo Global Partners - 45,000 s.f. in West Palm Beach
  • Nestle Water - 22,000 s.f. in Jupiter
  • Niagara Bottling - 409,000 s.f. in Unincorporated Palm Beach County
  • Oase Group/GeoGlobal Partners - 45,000 s.f in West Palm Beach
  • Publix Distribution Center –  487,000 s.f. in Boynton Beach
  • Scalisi Wholesale Fruit and Produce – 19,000 s.f. in Royal Palm Beach
  • Sysco Southeast Florida - 314,000 s.f. in Riviera Beach
  • Total Distribution Centers - 26,000 s.f. + 77 acres in Jupiter
  • US Food Service - 300,000 s.f. in Boca Raton 
  • Walgreens - 800,000 s.f. in Jupiter 
  • Woodfield Distribution – 160,000 s.f. in Boca Raton
 
 
 
 

EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT: South Tech Schools

 

Imagine a place where high school students can earn a Practical Nursing License, receive industry certification as an automotive technician, enroll in the only high school motorcycle program in Florida, or earn multiple industry certifications in cyber security or computer diagnostics.  These are just a few examples of the 13 career academies offered at SouthTech Academy.

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MORE NEWS FROM THE BDB'S MICROSITES:

LIFE SCIENCES NEWS >

EDUCATION NEWS >

ENTREPRENEURSHIP NEWS >

GLADES REGION NEWS >

 
 
 
 

PHOTO ALBUMS:

 
 
BDB Hosts 2019 National Engineers Week Honors Awards Banquet, PBC Convention Center 3.1.19 Christopher Faye Photography
BDB Hosts 2019 National Engineers Week Honors Awards Banquet, PBC Convention Center 3.1.19
Claim Your Future Showcase, PBCCC 2.12.19
 
 
 
 

PLAN AHEAD: 
Upcoming Events

 
 
 
MAR
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  BDB Upper Level Breakfast
 
 
APR
10
 
  BDB Coffee Talk
 
 
APR
17
 
  South Florida Healthcare Professionals Networking Breakfast
 
 
 
 
 

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Investor Partners

 


Labor & Unemployment Statistics:

Palm Beach County's December unemployment rate of 3.3% is up from the November rate of 3.0% reflecting a net loss of 1,703 jobs. Read On

 

 

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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