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The Alliance and BCPS Partner for Second Annual Claim Your Future Showcase
Friday, February 9, 2018
On Monday, February 12, 2018, approximately 1,200 students will gather at the BB&T Center in Sunrise from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. for the second annual industry-focused student career fair – Claim Your Future Showcase, hosted by Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. Bank of America has also returned as the
 
Broward County sees very positive over the year growth and low unemployment rate of 3.4 percent
Monday, January 22, 2018
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) - Broward County’s job report indicated a 3.4 percent unemployment rate in December 2017. This rate was 1.0 percentage point lower than the region’s year ago rate of 4.4 percent. Nonagricultural employment increased by 20,200 jobs (+2.4 percent) over the year, with an employment of 860,600 in the Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano
 
Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Added More Than 18,000 New Jobs
Friday, January 19, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 18,100 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the fourth-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.4 percent in December, down 1.0 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida
 
South Florida Bid Chosen for Amazon HQ2 Top 20 Short List
Friday, January 19, 2018
On Thursday, January 18, Amazon announced South Florida in its top 20 communities in consideration for its national second heaquarters, or “HQ2,” search. 238 communities submitted proposals. Listed as “Miami,” the proposal was a collaborative tri-county, regional effort for South Florida – the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm
 
Broward County created 22,100 jobs (+2.6 percent) over the year
Friday, December 29, 2017
(Fort Lauderdale, FL – December 27, 2017) - Broward County’s job report indicated a 3.6 percent unemployment rate in November 2017. This rate was 1.0 percentage point lower than the region’s year ago rate of 4.6 percent. Nonagricultural employment increased by 22,100 jobs (+2.6 percent) over the year, with an employment of 858,600 in the
 
Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Creates More Than 20,000 New Jobs
Friday, December 22, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 20,100 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the fourth-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent in November, down 1.0 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida
 
The Alliance and Broward County Public Schools Partner for Student Success: TechGateway Day 2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Broward County’s official economic development partnership collaborated with Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) on TechGateway Day. Held on December 6, this event was part of Computer Science Education Week, which ran from December 4 through December 7. The following Tech leaders visited six participating
 
Disaster Recovery Center to Close in Miami
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Miami is scheduled to close at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 20. Disaster Recovery Centers offer in-person support to individuals and small business owners. Survivors still needing help may visit any DRC. They may locate one near them by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (Voice, 711 or VS)
 
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