PALM BEACH COUNTY MENTIONED 40 TIMES IN STATEWIDE PUBLICATION

August 2020

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) not only assists corporate relocations and expansions, but also supports local companies and promotes the area as much as possible. In Florida Trend’s summer magazine, Palm Beach County-based activity was prominent.

 

The cyber security sector is hot right now with high salary jobs available throughout Florida. Here’s what you need to know:

  • More than 25,000 cyber-jobs are unfilled in the state of Florida
  • Nationwide, there are 500,000 jobs available with an $80,000 average salary
  • Florida needs about 20 times more cyber-security graduates than it currently produces

Did you know that Florida Atlantic University is one of nine universities designated as a Center of Excellence in cybersecurity-related disciplines by the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency? The university wasn’t only mentioned in the magazine for cyber security. The National Institutes of Health also awarded FAU neuroscientists a five-year, $1.7-million grant to study how inflammation affects neurons and neurotransmission.

Two companies that are supporting the local economy with fresh produce include:

  • Retailer Sprouts Farmers Market held a virtual job fair to staff new stores in Wellington, Jupiter and Deerfield beach, each employing about 110 full – and part – time staff
  • Fresh Rx created “Farm to First Responders” to provide fresh produce and KN95 masks to health care workers locally. Fresh Rx was co-founded by the owner of Lox Farms, which started at Jupiter Medical Center as a way for cancer, heart, and pediatric patients to receive fresh produce

Palm Beach County shined bright when 37 local companies made the list for “Biggest Companies in Florida.” Employing Floridians across the state, the following big names are headquartered right here in Palm Beach County.

Public Companies:

  • #7 – NextEra Energy, Juno Beach, Employs 8,900 people, $19.2 billion revenue
  • #10 – Office Depot, Boca Raton, Employs 40,000 people, $11 billion revenue
  • #22 – ADT, Boca Raton, Employs 17,500 people, Revenue $5.1 billion
  • #33 – Dycom Industries, Palm Beach Gardens, Employs 15,230 people, $3.3 billion revenue
  • #36 – GEO Group, Boca Raton, Employs 22,000 people, $2.5 billion revenue
  • #40 – Affiliated Managers Group, West Palm Beach, Employs 4,000 people, $2.2 billion revenue
  • #45 – SBA Communications, Boca Raton, Employs 1,475 people, $2 billion revenue
  • #49 – Element Solutions, Employs 4,400 people, $1.8 billion revenue
  • #65 – Ocwen Financial, West Palm Beach, Employs 5,300 people, $1.1 billion revenue
  • #72 – Cross Country Healthcare, Boca Raton, Employs 1,700 people, $822 million revenue
  • #75 – Bluegreen Vacations, Boca Raton, Employs 5,873 people, $740.2 million revenue
  • #90 – Q.E.P., Boca Raton, Employs 465 people, $379.4 million in revenue
  • #93 – Chatham Lodging Trust, West Palm Beach, Employs 39 people, $328.3 million revenue
  • #97 – PetMed Express, Delray Beach, Employs 199 people, $283.4 million revenue
  • #115 – Celsius Holdings, Boca Raton, Employs 120 people, $71.1 million revenue
  • #123 – Forward Industries, West Palm Beach, Employs 73 people, $37.4 million revenue

 

Private Companies:

  • #5 – Sun Capital Partners, Boca Raton, Employs 135 people, $16.7 billion in revenue
  • #10 – Florida Crystals, West Palm Beach, Employs 2,200 people, $5.5 billion in revenue
  • #13 – TBC, Palm Beach Gardens, Employs 10,500 people, $5 billion in revenue
  • #15 – Atlantic Auto Group, North Palm Beach, Employs 2,200 people, $3.2 billion revenue
  • #28 – Oxbow, West Palm Beach, Employs 1,300 people, $2.3 billion in revenue
  • #32 – Cheney Brothers, Riviera Beach, Employs 3,000 people, $2.1 billion in revenue
  • #44 – Ed Morse Automotive Group, Delray Beach, Employs 1,146 people, $1.3 billion revenue
  • #53 – Orangetheory Fitness, Boca Raton, $1.1 billion revenue
  • #57 – Chromalloy, Palm Beach Gardens, Employs 4,000 people, $1.1 billion revenue
  • #74 – Purity Wholesale Grocers, Boca Raton, Employs 180 people, $914.6 million revenue
  • #97 – Greico Automotive Group, Delray Beach, Employs 200 people, $687.1 million revenue
  • #98 - Vecellio Group, West Palm Beach, $680.5 million revenue
  • #116 – Hollander Sleep Products, Boca Raton, Employs 800 people, $526.9 million revenue
  • #121 – Kast Construction, West Palm Beach, Employs 250 people, $518 million revenue
  • #126 – Driftwood Hospitality Mgmt, North Palm Beach, Employs 4,015, $487 million revenue
  • #150 – Bainridge, Wellington, Employs 575 people, $350 million revenue
  • #163 – Florida Peninsula Insurance, Boca Raton, Employs 160 people, $328.5 million revenue
  • #178 – Kaufman Lynn Construction, Boca Raton, Employs 192 people, $300 million revenue
  • #182 – Altman, Boca Raton, Employs 310 people, $292.8 million revenue
  • #183 – The Breakers Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Employs 2,000 people, $290.9 million revenue
  • #217 – Crocker Partners, Boca Raton, $219.2 million revenue

 

SOURCE: Florida Trend >

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