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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BOARD OF PALM BEACH COUNTY LAUNCHES WORKFORCE ANALYSIS TO ENSURE CONTINUING BUSINESS RELOCATION SUCCESS

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (“BDB”) today launched a comprehensive workforce study to analyze the area’s labor force, as part of its ongoing commitment to keep Palm Beach County a premier business destination. With support from JP Morgan Chase, the workforce assessment is supported and will be guided by a PBC Skills Team comprised of the BDB, Chamber, municipalities, Career Source, Economic Council and educational leaders who convened today at the West Palm Beach Hilton for a project briefing presented by Boyette Strategic Advisors (“Boyette”).

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PALM BEACH COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO DECADE LOW OF 3.6 PERCENT; HIRING REBOUNDS AFTER HURRICANE IRMA

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2017) – Reports released today from CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity show that Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate for October 2017 dropped to a 3.6 percent decade low – and down 1.4 percentage points below the year ago rate of 5.0 percent. Florida’s unemployment rate matched Palm Beach County, down from 4.9 percent last year, and both are below the 3.9 percent national rate, all numbers not seasonally adjusted. The county’s unemployment rate is the lowest since March 2007 when it was 3.5 percent.

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Airboat Tour Highlights Glades Ecological, Historical Tourist Lures

Sunny, warm, perfect “Chamber of Commerce weather” greeted a wide-ranging group of people poised in positions to help bring a tourism ripple effect to the Glades last Thursday as the City of Belle Glade and the Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance of Palm Beach County hosted an airboat tour of the Torry Island waters along Lake Okeechobee’s southern shore.

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