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FROM SUGAR TO ROCKET ENGINES, THIS IS WHAT’S MADE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

October 2019, PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL – What do Rocket Engines, Arcade Games, Sugar, Biofuel, and Microalgae have in common? They’re all made in Palm Beach County’s advanced manufacturing industry. In honor of Florida Governor DeSantis declaring October as “Manufacturing Month”, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) is proud to showcase the diverse industry sector. In fact, there are over 20,900 manufacturing jobs in Palm Beach County with average earnings of $76,179.

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BDB ATTRACTS $220 MILLION IN CAPITAL INVESTMENT AND THOUSANDS OF JOBS TO PALM BEACH COUNTY

September 26, 2019 – PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) completed its fiscal year with the growth of 34 companies that have either relocated to or expanded in Palm Beach County. All 34 companies have one thing in common: they have relocated or expanded using the BDB’s economic development services. Whether it’s expedited permitting, making the appropriate local connections, finding commercial or industrial real estate, or applying for city, county and state incentives, the BDB is positioned to ensure that Palm Beach County puts forward the most competitive information to win the deal. Within the past year, 2,725 high salary jobs were announced for Palm Beach County residents, creating a capital investment of more than $220 million through the BDB’s collaborative economic development efforts.

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65 LEADERS FROM THE PALM BEACHES TOP FLORIDA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL LIST

September 5, 2019 – PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLA – The Business Development Board (BDB), Palm Beach County’s official economic development resource, is pleased to announce that more than 65 leaders from the Palm Beaches made Florida Trend’s annual issue, “Florida 500”, a list comprised of the most influential business leaders in the state of Florida.

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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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