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Florida wins Silver Shovel award for economic development success
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
ORLANDO, FL – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Area Development magazine awarded Florida, through its primary economic development organization, Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI), the Silver Shovel award for significant job creation and economic impact. The state received the same honor in 2010. Governor Scott said, “This award
 
Governor Scott Challenges Florida Colleges and Businesses to Partner Together to Hire Florida Graduates
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
TALLAHASSEE – Governor Rick Scott today issued a challenge to Florida businesses, workforce and education leaders to connect graduating college students to job interviews and employment opportunities as the state’s economy continues to grow. Workforce Florida Inc., the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and regional workforce boards
 
Martin only Treasure Coast county to see unemployment rate go down
Friday, May 17, 2013
Though the statewide unemployment rate continued to inch downward in April, on the Treasure Coast, only Martin County followed suit. Martin County’s jobless rate, already the lowest on the Treasure Coast, fell to 6.7 percent in April from 6.9 percent the previous month. That’s the lowest it’s been since it was 6.0 percent in May 2008.
 
Governor’s Announcement: New Manufacturer’s Sales Tax Exemption
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The BDBMC was invited by the Governor’s Office to attend an announcement ceremony this morning in Jupiter, FL; regarding the newly adopted Manufacturers Sales Tax Exemption on New Equipment. The bill was spearheaded locally by Representative Magar and Senator Negron, both present at this morning’s event. The Governor expressed his gratitude
 
Data storage, recovery provider unveils new center in Indiantown
Friday, May 10, 2013
INDIANTOWN — ITS Fiber LLC drew about 150 people Wednesday to “the Mount Everest of South Florida” for the unveiling of its $1.2 million data center. The 800-square-foot physical storage and disaster recovery facility is not only the first commercial Type 2 certified data center in Martin County, but the only one of its kind between
 
All Three High Schools Ranked among Newsweek’s America’s Best High Schools
Monday, May 6, 2013
For Immediate Release Contact: Cathy Brennan, Public Information Officer 772-219-1200, Extension 30444 Martin County School District All Three High Schools Ranked among Newsweek’s America’s Best High Schools May 6, 2013 –The Martin County School District is proud to announce that each of its three traditional high schools, Jensen Beach
 
Indiantown enterprise zone will be successful if it creates higher-paying jobs in targeted industries
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Call it the first fruits of a process that began in August 2011. Indiantown soon will have a McDonald’s and a Dollar General store. TheBusiness Development Board of Martin County recently announced both projects have broken ground. They are expected to open in August. If the schedule holds, the grand openings will be exactly two years removed from
 
iVox Solutions now hiring after December layoffs
Friday, April 26, 2013
Special to Treasure Coast Newspapers PALM CITY — iVox Solutions LLC, the call center that laid off most of its employees in December after losing its biggest client, is hiring again. “Currently, we are back up to more than 40 employees, including 20 or so rehires,” said Chief Operating Officer Chris Stapleton. “And I have a need to
 
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