March 2020





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


March 2020


BDB Announces Nearly 2,000 Jobs Since October 2019


Misfits Gaming Chooses Boca Raton for Corporate Headquarters


Nano Dimension Moves its Main Commercial Activity to USA


The North West Company Selects Boca Raton for International Headquarters


Palm Beach Gardens Corporate Office, Merchant Lynx, Plans to Grow Workforce to 180 by 2021


Other announcements since October 2019:


The EconDev Breakdown



Good News Travels Fast - This Month's Headlines

  • Gamactica:
    Misfits Gaming Establishing Headquarters in Boca Raton

  • The Esports Observer:
    Why Palm Beach County Incentivized a $1.3M Esports Facility for Misfits

  • FEDC:
    FEDC Announces 2020 Florida Economic Development Week

  • Area Development:  
    The North West Company to Locate International Headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida

  • South Florida Business Journal:
    Financial Services Company to Add 120 Jobs in Palm Beach Gardens by 2021

  • Esports Insider:
    Misfits Gaming Gets Go Ahead for Boca Raton Headquarters

  • Florida Politics: 
    Business Leaders Push for Tax Incentives Ahead of Economic Development Week

  • Enterprise Florida:
    Misfits Gaming Group Chooses Boca Raton for Corporate HQ

  • Business Facilities:
    Misfits Gaming Group Relocating HQ to Palm Beach County

  • Yahoo Finance:
    J. Michael Prince Appointed to BDB Board of Directors

  • South Florida Business Journal:
    Company Asks for $2.3M in Incentives to Create 200 Jobs

  • Florida Venture Sourcing:
    Esports Company to Relocate HQ to Boca Raton

  • Insider Esport:
    Amazon provides university development and Misfits plans Florida move 

  • Palm Beach Post:
    Gaming Company Moves to Boca; Promises Big Paychecks

  • Dual Shockers:
    Misfits Gaming Group to Open $1.35M Florida Training Facility

  • Daily Esports:
    Misfits Gaming to Open Esports Center in Boca Raton

  • South Florida Business Journal:
    Canadian Retailer Establishes Headquarters in South Florida

  • Palm Beach Post
    Jupiter's Bioscience Biz: How Will it Work and What Will it Do?

BDB Palm Beach County Business Quarterly Magazine




BDB Claim Your Future Showcase


This year, the Business Development Board and the School District of Palm Beach County hosted the 2020 Claim Your Future Showcase. Grand Sponsor, Wells Fargo, helped expand the event to accommodate a record number of 1,200 high school students and the transportation sponsors, CenterState Bank and Comvest, helped bring them to the Palm Beach County Convention Center. This year was also the first time that the event was hosted in the Glades Region at Pahokee High School and Glades Central Community High School. Check out videos from both events this month:


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:

  • Career Pathways Team Meeting with Achieve PBC
    2.4.20, Lake Worth Beach
  • Corporate Headquarters tour of Merchant Lynx Services
    2.4.20, Palm Beach Gardens
  • Hosted Floyd Consulting’s “Culture Workshop” in the BDB Boardroom
    2.6.20, West Palm Beach
  • Traveled to Tallahassee for the Florida Economic Development Week press conference
    2.6.20, Tallahassee
  • Attended the IEDC Leadership Summit
    2.7.20, Tampa
  • Attended the Grand Opening of Hospital for Special Surgery
    2.10.20, West Palm Beach
  • Supported Florida Power & Light’s event launching “35 Mules”
    2.10.20, Juno Beach
  • Hosted the county-wide Claim Your Future Showcase
    2.11.20, West Palm Beach
  • Presented at Leadership Palm Beach County
    2.12.20, Boca Raton
  • Attended the Parkinson’s Foundation Reception
    2.12.20, Palm Beach Gardens
  • Supported USPA Global Licensing at the 2020 Media Reception
    2.12.20, West Palm Beach
  • Presented at “4KIDS” about “Redefining the Future”
    2.14.20, Boca Raton
  • Attended a national conference, NobleCon
    2.17.20, Fort Lauderdale
  • Participated in Palm Beach State College’s Board of Trustees presentation
    2.18.20, Belle Glade
  • Glades Central Community High School Claim Your Future Showcase
    2.19.20, Belle Glade
  • Pahokee High School Claim Your Future Showcase
    2.19.20, Pahokee
  • Attended the 8th Annual STEAM Luncheon
    2.20.20, West Palm Beach
  • BDB Hosted “Raise Your Glass” event
    2.20.20, West Palm Beach
  • Joint Executive Team Meeting with South Florida’s economic development organizations
    2.21.20, Fort Lauderdale
  • Keynote speaker at the Central Chamber of the Palm Beaches breakfast
    2.25.20, West Palm Beach
  • BDB Hosted the National Engineers Week Honors & Awards Banquet
    2.25.20, West Palm Beach
  • BDB Site Consultant Welcome Dinner
    2.26.20, West Palm Beach
  • BDB Site Consultant Familiarization Tour
    2.27.20, County-Wide
  • BDB Upper Level Breakfast featuring Site Consultants
    2.28.20, West Palm Beach


Financial Firms Prefer Palm Beach County to the Northeast U.S.


A growing number of financial service firms and funds are leaving the cold and dreary Northeast U.S. for the warm and sunny skies of Palm Beach County, Florida. With its low tax rates, convenient air connections and excellent education, it’s not surprising that some of the biggest names in the nation’s financial sector are moving here.



Site Location Experts Visit Palm Beach County



The BDB Familiarization (FAM) Tour is an annual event that brings site consultants in for a three day tour. The consultants meet with city officials to learn about growth strategies, top educational leaders to learn about the local workforce and CEOs of major employers. It’s a collaborative effort that provides significant expansion and relocation leads for Palm Beach County, funded by sponsors such as City of West Palm Beach, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, Discover the Palm Beaches, Hedrick Brothers, CenterState Bank, Avenir, ADT, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Skanska, Palm Beach International Airport, Gunster, Florida Power & Light, Crocker Partners, and Hardrives, Inc.



Check Your BDB Member Directory Information


Please check your company's membership directory information so that it's up to date on the BDB website and in the BDB's upcoming Profile magazine. 

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Photo Albums:

Integrity Implants Grand Opening 3.6.2020
BDB FAM Tour 2.26 - 2.28.2020
BDB Hosts 2020 National Engineers Week Honors Awards Banquet, PBC Convention Center 2.25.2020

Plan Ahead:
Upcoming Events

  EVENT POSTPONED! BDB Education Foundation Luncheon
  EVENT POSTPONED! BDB Upper Level Breakfast
  BDB Coffee Talk



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Labor & Unemployment Statistics:

Palm Beach County's December unemployment rate of 2.7% is down from the November rate of 2.8% reflecting a net gain of 958 jobs. Read On



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