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Broward County adds 16,400 jobs year over year
Monday, May 20, 2019
(Fort Lauderdale, FL – May 20, 2019) – Broward County’s job report indicated a 2.8 percent unemployment rate in April 2019. This rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the region’s year ago rate of 3.3 percent. Nonagricultural employment increased by 16,400 jobs (+1.9 percent) over the year, with an employment of 867,000 in the
 
Governor Ron DeSantis Announces U.S. News and World Report Ranks Florida #1 in Higher Education for Third Consecutive Year 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis announced that U.S. News & World Report has named Florida the top state in the country for higher education. This is the third year in a row Florida’s higher education system has earned the top ranking, reflecting the emphasis that elected leaders have placed on student success and affordability.
 
Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Mid-Year Meeting Features address by Governor Ron DeSantis, Economic Results, Awards and SunTrust Foundation Grant
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Maggie Gunther, APR Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance 954-627-0135 mgunther@gflalliance.org Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Mid-Year Meeting Features address by Governor Ron DeSantis, Economic Results, Awards and SunTrust Foundation Grant The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance hosted its Mid-Year Luncheon, presented
 
Techtronic Industries Relocates U.S. Headquarters to Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL –Techtronic Industries (TTI), a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of quality professional, industrial, and consumer products, is moving its U.S. headquarters to Fort Lauderdale. The move will bring approximately 75 executive and other new jobs to the area. Since 1985, TTI has continuously expanded globally
 
ICON International has Opened an Office in Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Greenwich, Conn., May 7, 2019 – ICON International, Inc., a specialty finance company engaged in corporate barter with a focus on advertising and media buying, has opened a satellite office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The new location enhances ICON’s presence in the marketplace and allows us to provide a more hands-on approach with the growing
 
Glenn Wiltshire Named Acting Director for Port Everglades
Sunday, April 28, 2019
BROWARD COUNTY, FL-- The Broward County Commissiontoday approved the appointment of Glenn Wiltshire as Acting Chief Executive and Port Director of Port Everglades following the recent death of Steven Cernak. Wiltshire, a 30-year U.S. Coast Guard veteran, has served as Deputy Port Director since 2006. During Wiltshire’s tenure at Port Everglades, he
 
Broward County adds 12,500 jobs year over year
Friday, April 19, 2019
(Fort Lauderdale, FL –– Broward County’s job report indicated a 3.1 percent unemployment rate in March 2019. This rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the region’s year ago rate of 3.5 percent. Nonagricultural employment increased by 12,500 jobs (+1.5 percent) over the year, with an employment of 862,700 in the Ft.
 
Broward County Library & Transit First to Launch Pop Up Libraries on Buses
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Riders become readers beginning May 2019 when Broward County Library becomes the first in the world to launch Pop Up Libraries on buses. A pilot project “on wheels” will allow Broward County Transit riders access to hundreds of free eBooks instantly with no library card and no special app required. The “Read While You
 
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