Nurses are on the frontline of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in hospitals saving lives while putting their own at risk. But their selflessness doesn’t stop there. Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is committed to helping those in greatest need during this pandemic: homeless and low income individuals who live in a northwest neighborhood in West Palm Beach. The city’s first and oldest neighborhood has a population where the majority of its residents live well below poverty. Its homeless population, in particular, is at grave risk of contracting and dying from COVID-19. Those who live in poverty simply do not have the means to protect themselves with personal protective equipment (PPE) such as a face mask or seek medical attention if they suspect they may be infected with the virus.
April 28, 2020 – BOCA RATON – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) is pleased to announce the expansion of Aventusoft, the inventor of the “HEMOTAG CPAS” cardiac diagnostic system, in Boca Raton. The company announced today that it was awarded an additional $3 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Aventusoft plans to add 10 new jobs at its office located at 3651 FAU Blvd, #400 in Boca Raton and will create a capital investment of $6 million through the expansion.
Since its inception in 1982, the Boynton Beach CRA (BBCRA) has been redeveloping and revitalizing Boynton Beach’s east-west commercial corridors along US1/Federal Highway, from Gulfstream Boulevard to NE 26th Avenue. To spur economic development, the BBCRA has utilized incentive funding to recruit new businesses and assist in the expansion of existing businesses through its various grant programs and creative marketing strategies to promote and support its local businesses.
April 23, 2020 – SOUTH FLORIDA – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB), the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance of Broward County, and the Beacon Council of Miami-Dade County hosted a tri-county teleconference with the Florida Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The Chief, Compliance and Enforcement leader, Renee Alsobrook, and Director, Walter Copeland, tapped into the expertise of South Florida’s life science leaders to gain feedback from three perspectives; pharmacists, manufacturers, and distributors.
MPLT Healthcare, a nationwide leader in healthcare and physician staffing, invested $1.53 million to relocate to a newly designed 23,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida.
April 20, 2020 – BOCA RATON – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB), in cooperation with Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the City of Boca Raton, and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, is pleased to announce the relocation of MPLT Healthcare, a nationwide leader in healthcare and physician staffing. In addition to the move, the company plans to add 75 new jobs to its existing workforce. The new 23,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters will be located at 3701 FAU Boulevard, Suite 300, in Boca Raton with a capital investment of $1,530,000.
West Palm Beach, Fla. (April 17, 2020) – March’s unemployment rate of 4.4 percent for Palm Beach County represents the first official measure of the initial employment impact of the COVID-19 crisis, but doesn’t reflect the current reality of anticipated record unemployment, according to the latest monthly reports released today by CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (all numbers not seasonally adjusted).
Palm Beach State College is donating medical supplies to area hospitals to assist with treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This guide was written by Dr. Daniel Diermeier, the recently selected next Chancellor of Vanderbilt University. He previously taught at Stanford Business School and one of his specialties is Crisis Management.