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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BDB GIVES OVERVIEW OF PALM BEACH COUNTY TO INTERNS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

Today, summer interns from across the Nation learned about Palm Beach County’s economy in the Business Development Board’s boardroom. The first-of-its-kind “BDB Lunch and Learn Intern Series” invited summer interns from BDB member organizations to gain a fresh perspective on the area’s business climate. The event included interns from companies such as BDO, Belcan, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, Colliers International, Garcia Stromberg, Greenberg Traurig, HBK CPAs & Consultants, Holland & Knight, Kimley-Horn, NAI Merin Hunter Codman, Oxbow Carbon, Palm Beach County, SBA Communications, Sharp Communications, Verdex Construction, and Wells Fargo.

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TWO PALM BEACH COUNTY MANUFACTURING COMPANIES BEST IN STATE

June 6, 2019 – PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLA – Two Palm Beach County-based manufacturing companies received statewide recognition at the Governor’s Sterling Awards Banquet in Orlando on May 31. Habilitation Center of Boca (HABCO), located in Boca Raton, and Lockheed Martin, located in Riviera Beach, were both “2019 Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence” winners, a portion of the banquet devoted to awarding business excellence in manufacturing.

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LEADER IN ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE TO BRING 127 JOBS TO WEST PALM BEACH

June 4, 2019 – WEST PALM BEACH, FLA – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB), in cooperation with the State of Florida, City of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, and Related Companies, is pleased to announce the expansion of Levatas, LLC, a leader in artificial intelligence solutions and software, headquartered in Palm Beach County. Levatas is relocating its headquarters from Palm Beach Gardens to a 16,000-square-foot space in Rosemary Square injecting an anticipated $1.2M into the local economy and adding 50 new jobs to Palm Beach County. The BDB assisted the Levatas team in the search for office space and assisted with a $350,000 Qualified Target Industry (QTI) Tax Refund from the State of Florida, based on the company’s commitment to create new jobs paying an average of $105,490.

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