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Ocean Exchange Announces Its 2019 Event In Fort Lauderdale, Florida October 28-30, 2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
The ninth annual Ocean Exchange, to be hosted in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will feature twelve innovative, sustainable worldwide solutions that demonstrate the ability to generate economic growth and increase productivity while reducing the use of nature’s resources. In its first year in Fort Lauderdale, Ocean Exchange announces its partnership with
 
Governor Ron DeSantis Announces His Bold Vision for a Brighter Future Budget for FY 2019-2020
Monday, February 4, 2019
www.BoldVisionForaBrighterFuture.com Tallahassee, Fla. – On February 4, Governor Ron DeSantis released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2019-2020, a Bold Vision for a Brighter Future. “Today I released my budget proposal for fiscal year 2019-2020 which not only satisfies a statutory requirement, it affords an opportunity to share a Bold
 
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and BCPS Partner for the Claim Your Future Showcase
Monday, February 4, 2019
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Broward County’s official economic development partnership, is collaborating for the third year with Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) on an industry-focused career fair, the Claim Your Future Showcase. Geared toward high school juniors in the Career, Technical, Adult & Community Education (CTACE) program,
 
Broward County adds 15,800 jobs year over year
Friday, January 25, 2019
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Broward County’s job report indicated a 3.1 percent unemployment rate in December 2018. This rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the region’s year ago rate of 3.4 percent. Nonagricultural employment increased by 15,800 jobs (+1.9 percent) over the year, with an employment of 866,300 in the Ft.
 
EFI Board of Directors confirms Jamal Sowell as President and CEO
Monday, January 7, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – on January 7, the Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) Board of Directors held a conference call and unanimously voted to approve Jamal Sowell as the new President and CEO of Enterprise Florida. Sowell will also serve as Florida’s Secretary of Commerce. Governor-Elect DeSantis said, “I am proud that Jamal Sowell has been
 
 Broward County adds 17,300 jobs year over year
Friday, December 28, 2018
Broward County’s job report indicated a 2.8 percent unemployment rate in November 2018. This rate was 0.8 percentage point lower than the region's year ago rate of 3.6 percent. Nonagricultural employment increased by 17,300 jobs (+2.0 percent) over the year, with an employment of 864,800 in the Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach MSA (Broward
 
Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Created 140,300 New Private-Sector Jobs Since Dec. 2010
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — On December 26, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 17,800 new private-sector jobs in the past year, making the total number of new private-sector jobs created in the Fort Lauderdale area 140,300 since December 2010. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate dropped to a low 2.8 percent in
 
EFI Executive Committee names Mike Grissom as Interim President and CEO
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- On December 5, The Executive Committee of Enterprise Florida’s Board of Directors held a conference call and unanimously approved Mike Grissom as Interim President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI). Joe York, Vice Chairman of the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors said, “Enterprise Florida’s Executive
 
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