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A ROBUST PLATFORM FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS With a talented, skilled workforce, low tax climate and an outstanding educational system, Palm Beach County offers a robust platform for sustained business success. It’s no surprise that major corporations, as well as leading financial service and technology firms, manufacturers, distributors and new entrepreneurial ventures have chosen to make their homes in our county. For more than 30 years, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County has focused on building a strong and diverse countywide economy. In our last fiscal year, we facilitated 25 relocation and retention/expansion projects that resulted in the creation of 3,604 new and retained jobs with a total capital investment of nearly $285 million. Those projects have a powerful economic impact on Palm Beach County, from the western Glades region to our southern, central and northern communities. They also reflect our team approach to economic development, as our BDB staff members work closely every day with our state, county and city leaders, including the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, Enterprise Florida, CareerSource, the Economic Council, the Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance, area chambers of commerce, public and private educational institutions, and businesses of all sizes. This issue of Profile magazine – published by the BDB in partnership with the Board of County Commissioners and the Palm Beach County Office of Economic Sustainability – brings our region to life with an attractive new look

that highlights our powerful appeal to U.S. and international companies. We also highlight the rising young stars in our professional workforce, as well as leading companies in our targeted economic clusters: aerospace/aviation/ engineering, financial services, information technology, corporate headquarters, life sciences, logistics, and manufacturing. If you are considering Palm Beach County as a location for your business, we invite you to contact our professional staff to learn more about the many advantages the county has to offer, including our vigorous business and entrepreneurial ecosystem; collaborative spirit between business and government; sophisticated transportation system; quality public and private schools, and exceptional quality of life. Finally, I would like to express our deep gratitude to our investor-partners in the private sector who sponsor our programs and events, participate in our inbound and outbound marketing activities, and provide invaluable information and insights about timely business issues. You are truly making a difference to the future of Palm Beach County!

Kelly Smallridge President & CEO Business Development Board

Gina Melby Chairman, BDB Board of Directors CEO, HCA Palm Beach Hospitals

Palm Beach County’s Economic Development Resource

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Profile 2016-2017  

PROFILE, now in its 26th year of publication, is recognized as the business annual of record for Palm Beach County, Florida. This premier, a...

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