THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS: HOW MILLENNIALS ARE CHANGING THE WORKFORCE

A white shag rug accentuates the concrete floor in front of a big, bright window where low-flung leather furniture awaits clients. A conference room with 30-foot ceilings smells like the citrus-bellini candle burning on the table next to the lookbooks. Nineteen diamond-cut, metal steps ascend to the loft, a cozy confine of computers where sounds tangle with today’s top hits streaming on Spotify.

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HIGH PROFILE RETAIL INCUBATOR WILL FUND 12 NEW OR EXPANDING BUSINESSES THROUGH KNIGHT FOUNDATION GRANT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (January 29, 2018) – The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and City of West Palm Beach are collaborating on an innovative program to bring interesting retail to Clematis Street. The business incubator idea was selected as a 2017 winner among 4,500 applicants to the Knight Cities Challenge that seeks community betterment ideas from the 26 communities where the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation invests. The grants fund ideas to make cities more vibrant places to live, work and play. Just 33 ideas, including West Palm Beach’s, were awarded grants that year.

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MIAMI ON AMAZONHQ2 SHORTLIST SIGNALS A SHIFT IN PERCEPTION, CORPORATE STRATEGY

Among the 20 locales Amazon.com Inc. will consider for its new headquarters, South Florida is undeniably the wildcard pick. Standing alongside established corporate hubs such as Chicago, Boston, Atlanta and the like represents stiff competition in the hunt to land what some are calling the economic development deal of the century. But for local officials, major strides have already been made in the mission to land HQ2, as it’s come to be known.

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PALM BEACH COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO 3.6 PERCENT FROM 4.6 PERCENT YEAR AGO; MORE THAN 10,000 JOBS ADDED OVER YEAR

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2018) – The year 2017 ended with among the lowest unemployment rates in a decade for Palm Beach County – 3.6 percent for December 2017 — down from 4.6 percent a year ago and below November’s 3.8 percent. The county’s rate was lower than the state’s 3.7 percent and the nation’s 3.9 percent (all numbers not seasonally adjusted), according to reports released today from CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

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