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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U.S. DEPT. OF EDUCATION GIVES FAU LAB SCHOOLS GREEN RIBBON DESIGNATION

The U.S. Department of Education today announced Florida Atlantic University’s A.D. Henderson University School (ADHUS) and FAU High School as a 2019 Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Awardee. The FAU Lab School District was the only one in the state of Florida and one of only 14 districts across the country to receive this coveted distinction. In addition to this distinction, last year ADHUS was named National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

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NEW RELOCATION BRINGS MORE TREATMENT OPTIONS TO PATIENTS WITH POTENTIALLY TERMINAL DISEASES

May 22, 2019, BOCA RATON, FLA – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) is pleased to announce that Beacon of Hope CRO, a Clinical Research Organization created specifically to facilitate drug development in expanded access programs through the Right-to-Try (RTT) law, will be a new addition to Boca Raton. The company signed a lease at the Research Park at FAU’s Technology Business Incubator and over the next two years expects to create 10 new jobs as part of a capital investment of $3 million.

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FAU RECEIVES $750,000 FROM GANGAL FOUNDATION TO NAME INNOVATION HALL

Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science received a $750,000 gift from the GANGALS nonprofit Foundation, Inc. (GnF) to name the Lata and Shiva Gangal Global Innovation Hall in the Engineering East building (platinum LEED certified) on FAU’s Boca Raton campus. Last year, the Gangals also established a $500,000 gift for the “Gangal Family Endowed Scholarship Fund” to support talented students as they prepare for professional careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

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