Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

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28 P A L M B E A C H R E L O C A T I O N G U I D E – S P R I N G | S U M M E R 2 0 1 6 B U S I N E S S A N D E C O N O M Y Palm Beach County is the preferred leisure destination of over 2 million people per year, among them the most affluent consumers in the world. For the equestrian, Wellington is the center of the United States, with the largest equestrian industry and events in the country. Technology is a major industry, with the Palm Beaches counting aerospace giants Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky, and Lockheed Martin among the many technologically advanced manufacturing firms that operate here. As the original home of IBM's first desktop personal computer, the county has long had a strong computer/soft- ware and communications technology industry. Supported by the presence of Florida Atlantic University, a research university, and top national research institutes like Scripps and Max Planck, tech- nological fields have been rapidly expanding into the life sciences and medical sciences. For all these reasons, and more, Palm Beach County is ranked by Forbes as the #19 in Best Places for Business and Careers in the United States. The following is a list of Palm Beach County's 25 largest employers. It includes corporations and government/municipal organizations in a range of industries, as well as a brief description of each company/ organization and its services. Palm Beach County School District 3300 Forest Hill Blvd. West Palm Beach, 33406 • 561-434-8000 The Palm Beach County School District has over 22,000 employees, 12,898 teachers, 187 schools and 183,000 students. The district offers both Inter- national Baccalaureate programs and specialized career academies where students can explore interests as diverse as veterinary/equine sciences and digital design, and prepare for college and career. The district places a focus on STEM education and works with 1,200 business partners in all sectors to support and develop educational programs. The district is the fifth largest in Florida and the eleventh largest in the United States. Tenet Healthcare 5810 Coral Ridge Drive, Suite 300 Coral Springs, 33076 800-836-3848 • Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diver- sified healthcare services company with more than 130,000 employees (6,100 in Palm Beach County). Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Part- ners International (USPI), the company operates general acute care hospitals, short-stay surgical hospitals and outpa- tient centers in the United States and United Kingdom. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technolo- gy-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospi- tals, health systems, integrated delivery networks (IDN), physician groups, self-in- sured organizations and health plans. Tenet also operates six health plans. Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners 301 N. Olive Avenue West Palm Beach, 33401 561-355-2030 Employing over 5,500 people (outside of the school district), Palm Beach County is one of its own largest employers. The list of services provided and depart- ments managed by the county would fill several pages. Needing workers of every educational level and ability, the roster of county employees continues to grow. The county is highly active in attracting new business and supporting the relocation and establishment of businesses moving to the Palm Beaches, offering tax incen- tives, grants, and other incentives. NextEra Energy (Parent company of Florida Power & Light) 700 Universe Blvd. North Palm Beach, 33408 561-691-7171 • NextEra Energy, Inc. is a leading clean energy company with consolidated reve- nues of approximately $17.0 billion, approximately 44,900 megawatts of generating capacity, which includes megawatts associated with non-con- trolling interests related to NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), and approximately 13,800 employees in 27 states (3,854 in Palm Beach County) and Canada as of year-end 2014. HCA Healthcare East Florida Division 450 E Las Olas Blvd., #1100 Fort Lauderdale, 33301 • 866-442-2362 HCA Hospitals employ 2,714 people in Palm Beach County at three hospitals, JFK, Palms West and West Palm. Based in Nashville, HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, it is the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally 1 2 3 4 5

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