JUPITER GAINS FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND LIFE SCIENCE ACCELERATOR

February 6, 2019 – JUPITER, FL – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) and the Town of Jupiter are pleased to announce the relocation of Beacon Pharmaceutical (beaconpharmaceutical.com), a focused early-stage life sciences firm, to Jupiter.  As part of Beacon’s move to Jupiter, the company will build a state-of-the-art life sciences accelerator and biologics synthesis facility to support up to 50 companies in which the firm plans investments. This new headquarters will be a building up to 200,000 sq. ft. in Jupiter, creating an estimated more than 137 new jobs with a capital investment of approximately $80 million.  Beacon Pharmaceutical originally planned to house the project in New York City.  Through proactive outreach by the BDB, Beacon Pharmaceutical decided to consider Palm Beach County.

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Over a decade after the Scripps Research Institute was brought to Jupiter with large public incentives, the town is on the verge of attracting a major life sciences company.

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MIAMI LOST AMAZON’S HQ2. STILL, THE AREA LOOKS MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN EVER, EXPERTS SAY

Panelists discuss the lessons and benefits of the Amazon HQ2 bid Tuesday at a Miami Herald event held at the Beacon Council office. On the dais were David Coddington of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Shereena Coleman of the Palm Beach County Business Development Board, Miami developer Nitin Motwani, urbanist and event moderator Richard Florida, Miami-Dade Beacon Council President Michael Finney, relocation specialist John Boyd and Miami Herald Business Editor Jane Wooldridge. Alexia Fodere

BOCA RATON COMPANY ADDS 150 JOBS

BOCA RATON, FLA – With the touch of a button, people across the nation can be connected with emergency personnel thanks to a Boca-Raton based company, MobileHelp. The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, in cooperation with City of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, assisted the expansion of MobileHelp, a mobile emergency response technology company in Boca Raton. The company will create 150 new jobs with average salaries of $53,298 to its existing workforce of 198.

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LOCAL STARTUP CREATES 100 JOBS IN WEST PALM BEACH

January 16, 2019 – WEST PALM BEACH, FLA – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB), in cooperation with the City of West Palm Beach, CareerSource Florida, and West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, is pleased to announce the expansion of Digital Resource, a full-service internet marketing agency in downtown West Palm Beach. Digital Resource will add 66 new jobs to its current workforce of 39 and will move into a new 9,000 sq. ft. office located at 218 Datura Street.

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