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SOUTH FLORIDA LIFE SCIENCE LEADERS TALK REGULATION ENHANCEMENT ON FLORIDA’S DRUG SUPPLY

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.

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MPLT HEALTHCARE EMPLOYS 131 AT NEW CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

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.

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PALM BEACH COUNTY MARCH UNEMPLOYMENT RISES TO 4.4 PERCENT, BUT DOESN’T REFLECT CURRENT REALITY OF UNPRECEDENTED COVID-19 IMPACT

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).

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GIFT OF LIFE DONATES 10,000 SWABS TO BOCA RATON REGIONAL BAPTIST HOSPITAL

BOCA RATON, Fla., March 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Gift of Life Marrow Registry announced today it has donated 10,000 urgently needed swabs to Boca Raton Regional Hospital, part of Baptist Health, to aid in testing patients for COVID-19.  Area hospitals, like those across the country, are short of the supplies needed to identify coronavirus cases. Gift of Life uses the swabs to test tissue type when volunteer donors join the registry to determine donor compatibility with patients batting blood diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell.

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Small Biz Webinars and Workshops 29 March – 04 April 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration South Florida District Office will host virtual office hours to answer questions about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. Limited to 250 callers at one time. Participants may call at anytime and are welcome to enter and exit at will. Callers will be muted upon entry and will be taken in the order they are received.
Skype: https://meet.lync.com/sba123/aaharris/0S1GVCJ7
Phone: (202) 765-1264; Conference ID – 162817288

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SCRIPPS – THE FRONT ROW LECTURE SERIES TO FEATURE MICHAEL FARZAN, PhD.

Dear Palm Beach County neighbors,

More than 100 Scripps Research scientists are working to decipher the dangerous new coronavirus responsible for outbreaks of respiratory illness across the globe. On both U.S. coasts, teams of chemists and biologists are focused on developing antiviral therapies and vaccine prototypes which are optimized for both safety and effectiveness.

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BDB WORKS TO STIMULATE JOBS

March 30, 2020 – PALM BEACH COUNTY – As the nation works to combat a new set of circumstances presented by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) is working with many partners to ensure the public and economic health of our residents and businesses.

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