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Top 10 Reasons to do Business in Palm Beach County

1. Our business-friendly tax structure provides one of the most favorable tax environments in the nation.   2. Palm Beach County is centrally located within More...

The Higher ED Blog: Best of 2017

As the newly appointed editor of Higher ED, I took a look back to the Best of 2016 post to get an idea for ‘best of’ expectations. Our marvelous More...

PALM BEACH COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO 3.8 PERCENT FROM 4.7 PERCENT YEAR AGO; 2,800 JOBS ADDED OVER YEAR

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Dec. 22, 2017) – CareerSource Palm Beach County has some gifts for career seekers this holiday season. According to reports released today from CareerSource More...

The Higher ED Blog: How Niagara dug into the brave new world of marijuana horticulture

The legalization of marijuana presents an excellent opportunity for economic development practitioners given the increase in new business, investment, and job creation activity in Canada More...

NEW STUDY: ARTS HAS $345.3 MILLION IMPACT ON PALM BEACH COUNTY’S ECONOMY

Randy Cohen, vice president of research and policy for Americans for the Arts, presented the results of a recent study on the economic impact of More...

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BOARD OF PALM BEACH COUNTY LAUNCHES WORKFORCE ANALYSIS TO ENSURE CONTINUING BUSINESS RELOCATION SUCCESS

West Palm Beach, December 5 — The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (“BDB”) today launched a comprehensive workforce study to analyze the area’s labor More...

The Higher ED Blog: Economic development in the Age of Uncertainty

Brexit. #StopCETA. Trump Terminating NAFTA. A quick look at the past year’s headlines reveals the high levels of angst and uncertainty swirling around Canada’s position More...

TRUMP’S TAX PLAN IS MAKING RICH PEOPLE FLEE TO FLORIDA TO DODGE HIGHER TAXES

The Republican tax plan has America’s one percent worried about facing steeper levies on their income, and fat cats in the Northeast may have found More...

The Higher ED Blog: Building a new tool to educate people on what economic developers actually do

Being in economic development, it can be a challenge when your employer doesn’t understand the role that economic developers play, or what value they bring More...

The Higher ED Blog: Understanding the world of planning

This week’s blog post is a companion to a recent seminar held in Waterloo, Ontario on October 20th by the Economic Development Program of the More...

The Heart of Progress in South Florida

Right now, the eyes of the world are on Palm Beach.  With the new focus on Mar-a-Lago, news reports are showcasing this beautiful area graced More...

The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (fall 2017 edition)

The Higher ED Blog publishes a quarterly economic development research roundup that shares new research practitioners might find useful. The series draws from Economic Development Quarterly, Regional Studies, the Journal More...