A number of life Science startups are opening offices in Palm Beach County after being accepted into FAU Tech Runway®’s seventh class, known as “Venture Class 7.” Two of these accepted companies applied as a result of a connection facilitated by the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB).
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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.
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.
Levatas LLC will move out of its headquarters at Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens and into the former Revolutions Bowling space in West Palm Beach.
As a high school student in Michigan, Shay Berman showed a knack for building a business. His landscaping company was so successful that it employed 20 full-time employees.
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.
Measles was declared eradicated in the United States in 2000, but has reappeared in recent months in the form of outbreaks in several states. Of the 704 people in the U.S. infected with this highly contagious virus in 2019, 500 were never vaccinated and the remainder are likely to have never received a second follow up dose.
BOCA RATON, Fla. – After spending five years on the Tuesday evening before Christmas and being aired on ESPN, the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl will be in a different place on the calendar and dial this year. The 2019 edition will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 21, and will be televised on ABC.
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.
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).