Belle Glade —Sugarcane grown in western Palm Beach County now has a completely different use beyond sugar, molasses and energy production.
West Palm Beach, Fla. (March 23, 2018) – Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate for February dropped to 3.7 percent from 4.3 percent a year ago and below January’s 4.0 percent. The county’s rate was lower than the state’s 3.8 percent and the nation’s 4.4 percent rates (all numbers not seasonally adjusted), according to reports released today from CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate has stayed below the state rate for the past 12 consecutive months and below the national rate for 13 consecutive months.
Her husband stood outside the classroom door with a dozen roses, alongside the Glades Central Community High School administrative staff, waiting for just the right moment to walk in. And then, on cue, the door to Gwen Asia-Holley’s room was opened, and she was announced as this week’s #ThankATeacherPBC teacher of the week. She has been described as “dedicated to her career and treats her students as if they were one of her own.” This personal dedication is exactly why Mrs. Asia-Holley was nominated for the award by one of her students.
Four teams of high school students from across the School District entered a ‘Shark Tank’-style competition Sunday and emerged victorious, earning money from local investor/mentors for their community service projects.
The BDB continues to market the Glades Region of Palm Beach County as an ideal business location. Check out some interesting facts about the area.
St. Patrick’s Day is Saturday, and it’s the biggest holiday for the traditional corned beef and cabbage. Palm Beach County farmers play major role in cabbage production.
Check out an update on economic activity in the Glades Region.