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Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Annual Dinner features Keynote by Florida Panthers CEO Vinnie Viola,
Monday, October 30, 2017
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Broward County’s official public/private partnership for economic development, reported at its 2017 annual meeting on Thursday, October 19 that it assisted businesses in creating 1,978 new high-value jobs, retaining 1,967 jobs and securing $256 million in new capital investment during its 2016-17 fiscal year that
 
Broward continues to experience positive over the year growth and sees drop in unemployment rate to 3.3%
Monday, October 23, 2017
(Fort Lauderdale, FL ) - Broward County’s job report indicated a 3.3 percent unemployment rate in September 2017. This rate was 1.5 percentage point lower than the region’s year ago rate of 4.8 percent. Nonagricultural employment increased by 13,000 jobs (+1.6 percent) over the year, with an employment of 833,900 in the Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano
 
Gov. Scott: Sixt to Create 300 New Jobs at New North American Headquarters in Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Sixt North America, a global auto rental company, has selected Fort Lauderdale as the location for their new, expanded North American headquarters. The expansion will create 300 new jobs and invest $10.4 million in the local community. The company chose Fort Lauderdale over other
 
Broward County Public Schools Partnership with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and South Florida TechGateway Receives National Spotlight
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and South Florida TechGateway are among select school districts and organizations from across the nation featured during the 2017 Computer Science for All (CSforAll) Summit. The event, which was organized by the CSforAll Consortium, took place October 16-17, 2017, and included
 
Major Industries experienced positive over the year growth in Broward County
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) - Broward County’s job report indicated a 3.9 percent unemployment rate in August 2017. This rate was 0.9 percentage point lower than the region’s year ago rate of 4.8 percent. Nonagricultural employment increased by 26,900 jobs (+3.3 percent) over the year, with an employment of 845,000 in the Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano
 
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) - Broward County’s job report indicated a 3.9 percent unemployment rate in August 2017. This rate was 0.9 percentage point lower than the region’s year ago rate of 4.8 percent. Nonagricultural employment increased by 26,900 jobs (+3.3 percent) over the year, with an employment of 845,000 in the Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano
 
Florida Panthers Owner Vincent “Vinnie” Viola to Keynote Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Annual Meeting
Monday, September 18, 2017
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance announced today that Vincent “Vinnie” Viola, Chairman, Owner and Governor of Sunrise Sports & Entertainment, will be the keynote speaker for its Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 19 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Signature Grand in Davie. Sunrise Sports & Entertainment operates the Florida Panthers
 
Florida businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma may now apply for various state and federal disaster loan programs
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Florida businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma may now apply for various state and federal disaster loan programs. As a principal responder in the state's Emergency Support Function for Business and Industry, the Florida SBDC Network stands ready to assist businesses with disaster loan applications and with other post-disaster challenges. State Assistance
 
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