PALM BEACH COUNTY FEATURED 22 TIMES IN STATEWIDE MAGAZINE

August 2019, PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) not only assists corporate relocations and expansions, but also supports local companies and promotes the area as much as possible. In Florida Trend’s most recent magazine, Palm Beach County-based activity is prominent, thanks to recent economic development and community collaboration efforts.

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BDB FACILITATES THE GROWTH OF 28 COMPANIES IN NINE MONTHS

July 22, 2019 – PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) is pleased to announce the growth of 28 companies that have either relocated to or expanded in Palm Beach County. All 28 companies have one thing in common; they have relocated or expanded using the BDB’s complimentary services. Whether it’s expedited permitting, making the right local connections, finding commercial or industrial space, or applying for grants that the company wasn’t aware of, the BDB is the economic development engine for Palm Beach County. Just within the past nine months, over 1,700 high salary jobs have been facilitated for Palm Beach County residents, creating a capital investment of $187 million through the BDB’s economic development efforts.

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BDB PRESIDENT TO CHAIR STATEWIDE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

FLORIDA – Over 500 professionals, 67 counties, and 28 colleges are just a few of the new responsibilities that BDB President & CEO, Kelly Smallridge, plans to take on this year. Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) has appointed Smallridge as the new 2019-2020 chair, leading the state’s advocacy efforts for economic development and to guide the future of Florida’s economy.

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BDB INTERN SERIES: Young Professionals Give Advice to Interns From Across the Nation

July 16, 2019, WEST PALM BEACH, FLA –  The BDB brought together summer interns from across the nation to show them why Palm Beach County is the perfect place to start a career and enter the workforce. Over 45 interns from over 30 different BDB member companies participated in a panel presentation at Banko Cantina yesterday. The panelists included four young, successful leaders in the workforce from diverse industries, moderated by a millennial from the BDB. Douglas Whipps of  Daszkal Bolton shared that he started out as an intern at the company he’s currently employed at and worked his way up at the accounting firm. Javier and Paula Cue of Pratt & Whitney talked about the positive work-life balance in Palm Beach County as a married couple living here and working in the Aviation/Aerospace/Engineering industry. Diana Ngyuyen of Florida Power & Light talked about how there’s so many different job opportunities and departments at Florida Power & Light, highlighting that it’s not just electricity jobs. For example, there’s marketing, finance, law, infotech, etc.

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NEW PARTNERSHIP TO BOOST MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLA – Today, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) and the South Florida Manufacturing Association (SFMA) announced a new partnership to foster the growth of the manufacturing industry in Palm Beach County. The two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the BDB Board of Directors meeting, in collaboration with representatives from SFMA’s board members, hosted at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

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AN UPDATE ON THE GLADES REGION

Over the past few years, the Glades Region of Palm Beach County, including Belle Glade, Pahokee, and South Bay, has attracted nearly 400 jobs to the area as a result from the Business Development Board’s economic development efforts, in partnership with LORE and Palm Beach County. From manufacturing to technology, it’s been a diverse group of industries recruited to the area. These efforts have not only brought new opportunities to local residents, but have made unique connections throughout the community.

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