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December  5,  2016

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Launches Flagler Financial District

 

 

The City of West Palm Beach and Mayor Jeri Muoio officially unveiled the Flagler Financial District Friday, South Florida’s newest urban corporate zone dedicated to business and financial enterprise located in the City of West Palm Beach. The unveiling took place during a luncheon event at Lake Pavilion which featured Russell Marcus, DEO Chief of Business and Economic Incentives representing the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, who discussed the District’s expected impact on a state-wide level.

 

Stretching from Seventh Street to Okeechobee Boulevard and from Rosemary Avenue east to Flagler Drive and the waterfront – and encompassing the heart of the city’s downtown – the Flagler Financial District (named after American industrialist Henry Flagler) is home to a synergistic community of business, including some of the nation’s and world’s top firms, and its demarcation and continued development is expected to aid greatly in the recruitment of more top firms to the City.

 

“West Palm Beach is undergoing an economic revitalization and resurgence, making now the perfect time to unveil the Flagler Financial District and website,” said Economic Development Director Chris Roog. “It is symbolic of the City’s commitment to business and finance and we are excited to place heightened focus on developing the District in 2017 and beyond and watching West Palm Beach become one of America’s most rewarding and fulfilling places to work and live.”

 

Since it was created in 2015, the Flagler Financial District has already seen tremendous growth in new or expanding businesses, welcoming more than 70 new businesses (including the relocation of PNC Bank’s Florida regional headquarters), creating more than 5,000 new jobs within the district and planning for the addition of more than 400,000 sq. ft. class-A office space through multiple projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WPB mayor honored for commitment to alternative transportation

 

From an eco-friendly propane powered trolley system to a commitment to making West Palm Beach more walkable.  Those are just two examples of West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio's ongoing push towards advancing the livability of the city.  They are also just two reasons Mayor Muoio has been chosen as the 2016 Woman of the Year by the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS).

 

 

Each year, WTS recognizes members, women, and employers who embody the WTS pursuit of transportation excellence through the achievement and success of women. 

 

 

"Our South Florida Chapter has seen firsthand not only the exemplary work you are doing in trying to transform our urban transportation system into a safer, more multimodal one, but also your overall positive leadership in creating vibrant, livable communities," said WTS South Florida Chapter President Jessica Josselyn.

 

WTS is an organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women. Boasting more than 6,500 members--both women and men--WTS is helping women find opportunity and recognition in the transportation industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City of West Palm Beach water customers, please join us for a rain barrel workshop and learn how rain barrels can help you conserve water, save money, and reduce stormwater runoff!

 

At the end of the workshop you will be taking your FREE rain barrel with you, so please plan accordingly. The rain barrels are roughly 2 feet across and 3 feet tall.

 

One rain barrel per water account.

 

RSVP is required.

 

If you have any questions please email echristian@wpb.org or call (561)804-4984.

 

This workshop will be located at the Coleman Park Community Center on this date. Participants MUST provide their Water Account Number in order to complete registration. We are happy to provide one rain barrel per water account in hopes that the entire city has the opportunity to save water with a rain barrel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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