Published On: Thu, Oct 31st, 2019

City of Boca Raton – Office of Economic Development

 

 

 

 

Lynn University’s social impact lab hosted an incredible and inspiring panel discussion about B Corporations. B Corps are a new kind of business that balance purpose and profit. With shared values based on corporate responsibility, sustainable companies like TOMS, Patagonia, Etsy and EILEEN FISHER are all doing well by doing good.

We recently provided an economic development update at the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County’s fourth quarter luncheon, which took place at the beautiful Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.

 

 

Our Office partnered with the Boca Raton Innovation Campus for our first panel discussion event. The topic of discussion was the Business of Health and Wellness and there were about 75 attendees. The local executives that participated in the discussion included the CEO’s from Celsius and Body Details, the Chief Medical Officer from MDViP and the VP of Marketing for Vitacost.  We look forward to hosting similar events in the future.

 

Boca. Business. Briefs.

Our partners at Kroger (Vitacost.com) and Celsius Holdings, Inc. announced their expanded partnership. Maker of the fitness drink, CELSIUS®, announced further expansion into the grocery channel as it strengthens its partnership with Kroger, the largest U.S. grocery store chain in the country. With over 1,100 locations nationwide, the first product placements began in the second quarter of 2019.

According to the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser, Boca Raton’s real estate taxable values, which equates to about $25 billion, or 12.6 percent — are generated by 42,745 parcels.

Analytical firm Niche.com compared 15,000 towns and neighborhoods across the country to find the best neighborhoods. Boca Raton ranked in the Top 25 Best Neighborhoods in all of South Florida.

 

 

Have corporate news to share or looking to relocate/expand your company to Boca Raton? Contact the city’s economic development office at economicdevelopment@myboca.us. Want to see what we are up to? Follow us on Facebook @BocaEconomicDevelopment. 

About the Author

- In April 2015, Jessica Del Vecchio joined the City of Boca Raton as its first economic development manager and was tasked with leading the newly established Economic Development Division. Since its inception, the Office of Economic Development has successfully facilitated over a dozen corporate relocation and expansion projects; including one of the largest deals in Palm Beach County, which committed to creating 838 new jobs in Boca Raton. Prior to accepting the role, Jess spent 15 years in the finance industry. Attaining FINRA Series 3, 7, 63, 65 and Florida’s Life, Health and Variable Annuity licenses, she spent 8 years at Smith Barney and 7 years at Haar Capital, both based in Boca Raton. Del Vecchio has lived in Boca since 1991 and attended Lynn University. Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and an MBA in Finance, Jessica proudly spoke at her graduation ceremony. The Office of Economic Development is ready to assist in any and all corporate relocation and expansion needs and may be reached at EconomicDevelopment@MyBoca.us.

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