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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
 
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
 
Disaster Recovery Assessment Hurricane Irma
Monday, September 11, 2017
To Broward County Businesses and Community Organizations: The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development would like to share the following information with any businesses that may have been impacted by Hurricane Irma. Please forward this email as appropriate. The Irma Damage Assessment Survey
 
Greater Fort Lauderdale still leads Metropolitan Division Employment Growth
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County is still in the number one position nationally among the 38 Metropolitan Divisions for percent of employment growth. Palm Beach County is now second in the nation, followed by the Dallas Division and then the Fort Worth Division. “The largest over-the year percentage increases occurred in Fort
 
Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Added Nearly 28,000 New Jobs Over the Year
Friday, August 18, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 27,900 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the third-highest number of jobs among all metro areas. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in July, down 0.7 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created
 
Bob Swindell Named Seafarers’ House Business Leader of the Year
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
To register, please visit http://seafarershouse.org/events/22nd-annual-south-florida-business-leaders-luncheon Seafarers’ House is pleased to announce that Bob Swindell, President and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, has been selected as 2017 South Florida Business Leader of the Year. Swindell will be honored at the 22nd Annual South
 
Gov. Scott: Florida Job Growth Rate Continues to Outpace the Nation
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida is tied with Georgia for the fastest private-sector job growth rate of the 10 most populous states in the nation over the last year. Also, compared to all states, Florida had the third-fastest annual private-sector job growth rate in the nation, behind Nevada and Utah. For 63
 
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