PALM BEACH COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE BACK IN SINGLE DIGITS AT 8.0 PERCENT, DOWN FROM 11.6 PERCENT PREVIOUS MONTH

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2020) – Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate for August fell to 8.0 percent from 11.6 percent in July, marking a significant improvement in the county’s employment picture. The county’s rate also fell below the 8.5 percent national rate. Florida’s rate was 7.7 percent, 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).

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THE SHYFT GROUP EXPANDS ITS STROBES-R-US OPERATIONS INTO NEW 35,000 SQ. FT. FACILITY WITH PLANS TO HIRE ADDITIONAL PEOPLE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

September 10, 2020 – Palm Beach County, FL – Today, The Shyft Group (NASDAQ: SHYF) (“Shyft” or the “Company”), the North American leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing and assembly for the commercial, retail, and service vehicle markets, announced plans to open an additional facility in Jupiter, Florida, in partnership with the Business Development Board, Palm Beach County’s official economic development organization. The Shyft Group will lease 35,000 sq. ft. of newly constructed commercial space located in the Palm Beach Park of Commerce. With 30,000 sq. ft. built as warehouse and 5,000 sq. ft. built for office space, the company plans to convert the building to a vehicle assembly and upfit facility, bringing approximately 40 new highly skilled jobs to the area, as it continues to grow.

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JUPITER CENTER FOR DISCOVERY BRINGS MORE LIFE SCIENCE LAB SPACE TO PALM BEACH COUNTY

August 18, 2020 – JUPITER – Seven Kings Holdings, Inc. is building out laboratory space within walking distance of the Scripps Research Institute, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter Campus. The Jupiter Center for Discovery will bring much needed high end laboratory space to Palm Beach County, a competitive edge that will attract more life science companies as they leave biotech hotspots like Cambridge, MA and Torrey Pines, CA.

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JIM MORAN INSTITUTE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESS AND NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE PROGRAMS

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, in Florida State University’s College of Business, is accepting applications for its Spring 2021 Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) and Nonprofit Executive Program (NPEP) held in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Offered at no cost to participants, the programs are funded by The Jim Moran Foundation and Jan Moran and her late husband, Jim Moran. Application deadline is Wednesday, September 30.

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