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JPMorgan Chase invests $240,000 in Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Foundation to Improve Workforce Initiatives in Broward Countyís Most Distressed Areas
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Fort Lauderdale, FL – JPMorgan Chase & Co announced today that it is investing $240,000 in the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Foundation to improve employment opportunities in six Broward County zip codes that have the highest rates of unemployment and poverty. The two-year investment will help hire a program officer to create an inventory of
 
Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Annual Dinner features Magic Leapís Carlos Penzini, Jobs Announcements, Announcement by JPMorgan Chase & Co., Leadership and Education Partnership Awards, and Installation of Nelson Fernandez as new Chair of the Board
Thursday, October 18, 2018
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Broward County’s official public/private partnership for economic development, reported at its 2018 annual meeting on Thursday, October 18 that it assisted businesses in creating 872 new high-value jobs, retaining 1,624 jobs and securing more than $43 million in new capital investment during its 2017-18 fiscal
 
Broward County adds 10,600 jobs year over year
Thursday, September 27, 2018
(Fort Lauderdale, FL – Broward County’s job report indicated a 3.5 percent unemployment rate in August 2018. This rate was 0.5 percentage point lower than the region’s year-ago rate of 4.0 percent. Nonagricultural employment increased by 10,600 jobs (+1.3 percent) over the year, with an employment of 845,700 in the Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano
 
Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Created Nearly 10,000 New Jobs Over the Year
Friday, September 21, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 9,800 new private-sector jobs in the past year, continuing to be among the top five Florida metro areas for private-sector job growth. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate dropped to a low 3.5 percent in August, down 0.5 percentage point from one year
 
Registration Opens for Export Sales Mission to the Dominican Republic
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) will lead a delegation of small and mid-sized Florida businesses on an export sales mission to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from November 13-16. Registration to attend is now open. “This export sales mission will provide small businesses with an excellent opportunity to enter or expand
 
Broward County adds 13,800 jobs year over year
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) - Broward County’s job report indicated a 3.7 percent unemployment rate in July 2018. This rate was 0.4 percentage point lower than the region’s year-ago rate of 4.1 percent. Nonagricultural employment increased by 13,800 jobs (+1.7 percent) over the year, with an employment of 842,100 in the Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano
 
AutoNation Announces $300,000 Matching Grant to Kick-off Campaign to Alleviate Homelessness in Broward County
Monday, August 20, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE : AN ), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that the company has established a $300,000 matching grant to help alleviate homelessness in Broward County. AutoNation's grant will kick-off fund raising efforts by United We End Homelessness, a joint initiative of United Way of
 
Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Created More Than 13,000 New Jobs Over the Year
Friday, August 17, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — On August 17, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 13,200 new private-sector jobs in the past year, continuing to be among the top five Florida metro areas for private-sector job growth. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate remained a low 3.7 percent in July, down 0.4 percentage point from one
 
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