All posts tagged economic development

How Broward County Has Transformed From A Tourism Draw To A Tech Magnet

Broward County has not historically been associated with technological innovation, but in recent years, there is an effort to diversify the county and make it a destination that can attract visionaries. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Broward Poised For Biggest New Hotel Boom In Years

About a dozen hotels will open in the County this year — the biggest surge in the past decade. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Port Of Palm Beach, Cuba Officials To Meet Friday To Sign Agreement

An important step toward once again ramping up trade with the island nation is scheduled to take place with a delegation from the National Port of Administration of Cuba and Port of Palm Beach officials. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Marine Trade Group Gets OK For Foreign Trade Zone In Fort Lauderdale

A new marine industry has gotten the green light to take off to create a 16-site foreign trade subzone, the first of its kind in the United States. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Port of Palm Beach Building A $10 Million Mini-Slip To Handle More Cargo Ships

Expected to be completed in summer 2017, the improvement project will replace 376 feet of aging seawall and extend the berth’s capacity to accommodate vessels up to 300 feet in length. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

College Launches Business Accelerator Amid Burgeoning Tech Scene

The accelerator is at the center of a growing number of technology companies based in Greater Fort Lauderdale, and although South Florida’s startup scene is gaining traction, the inspiration came from beyond the region. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Broward Lands Chiquita Headquarters In DCOTA After 10-Year Courtship

Moving its headquarters from Charlotte, North Carolina, the Latin American banana importer will occupy 20,000 square feet in the Design Center of the Americas complex in Dania Beach. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Florida Ports Want Help To Lure Shipping Companies

A study recently released by the Florida Ports Council calls for lawmakers to create an advertising effort to entice shipping companies as well as create incentive programs to attract import-distribution centers and export-oriented manufacturing companies. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Big Sugar Building Proposal Raises Everglades Restoration Concerns

U.S. Sugar Corp. and Hilliard Brothers are trying to get development approvals that could eventually allow 18,000 new homes and 25 million square feet of shops, offices and other development on sugar cane fields. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

West Palm Beach Says Its Economy Depends On Real Estate Investment

With a forward-thinking approach addressing the lack of office space that will help position the city for quality economy development, West Palm Beach officials and promoters want to put building cranes against the skyline. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

After Downturn, Palm Beach County Development Requests Surge

Green land being the raw material of the development industry, farmland in Palm Beach County may soon be transformed into new neighborhoods, shopping centers and even a baseball stadium. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Palm Beach County ‘Inland Port’ Angling To Overcome Delays

After four years of inactivity, backers of the proposed cargo distribution hub — to be built amid a western sea of sugar cane — contend that they are headed toward an economic development breakthrough. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE