Palm Beach County’s Department of Economic Sustainability (DES) administers programs for business development, housing, and community initiatives. The mission of the Palm Beach County DES is to advance community sustainability by increasing economic competitiveness and improving the elements that create a high quality of life for Palm Beach County’s residents.
The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce is the largest Chamber in Palm Beach County, with a membership of more than 1,500 companies representing over 86,000 employees in Boca Raton and beyond. Since 1952, the Boca Chamber has been enabling the community’s business people to thrive by providing opportunities for leadership, networking, innovative business programs, education, and giving back to the community.
Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce is a business advocacy organization and exists to serve the needs of its members. The mission of the Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce is to foster an environment that creates employment, encourages tourism, enhances growth and improves the overall quality of life for our business community and residents.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce is the leading voice of business and the driving force for Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber of Commerce represents more than 139,000 grassroots members with more than three million employees. The Florida Chamber fights in Tallahassee and Washington D.C. for pro-business, pro-jobs legislation.
The Florida Economic Development Council is the professional association of economic, workforce and community developers who work in Florida’s 67 counties, over 400 cities, 24 workforce regions, 28 colleges, 12 universities, as well as utilities, ports, airports and industrial authorities. FEDC’s members are among the highest credentialed professionals in the industry – many with advanced degrees in finance, business, IT, engineering, planning and real estate.
The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (the Institute) is Florida’s One-Stop-Shop for investors and entrepreneurs who seek to identify new opportunities based on technologies developed through publicly-funded research. The Institute facilitates new venture creation through commercially-viable technologies in major industries that are driving the global economy, including clean energy, life science, information technology, aviation and aerospace, homeland security/defense, and other emerging sectors.