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U.S. Unemployment Rate Hits 50-Year Low

Posted by: Mike Cobelo/Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, October 4, 2019

The Labor Department announced Friday that the United States' unemployment rate hit a 50-year low in September, dropping by 0.2% to 3.5% and matching a level last seen in December 1969.

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony Talks Improvements & Accreditation Process

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Friday, September 20, 2019

The Sheriff was invited to give an update on the changes his department has implemented, since losing its accreditation in the wake of the mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Greater Fort Lauderdale's Job Growth Stays Steady

Posted by: Mike Cobelo/Florida Department of Economic Opportunity on Friday, September 20, 2019

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced Broward County's jobless rate was 3.3% last month (August 2019). This rate is 0.4% lower than our region's year ago rate.

Superintendent Robert Runcie & Downtown Master Plan Front and Center at Board of Directors Meeting

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Friday, September 20, 2019

Due to our Chamber's upcoming Washington Summit, this month's Board of Directors meeting was held a week earlier than usual and it did not lack in substance. The head of Broward County Public Schools provided an update on changes being seen across the district and the Board voted against the City of Fort Lauderdale's Downtown Master Plan.

A First for Fort Lauderdale and Our Country!

Posted by: Marine Advisory Committee on Friday, September 13, 2019

In 2016, the Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Board and the City of Fort Lauderdale FTZ 241 granted the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) approval to establish a 16-site marine industry subzone. This created the first ever recreational marine FTZ in the United States!


GFLCC to Host Miami Developer Craig Robins for Trustee Luncheon

Posted by: Sally On Media on Monday, September 9, 2019
Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce to Host Miami Developer Craig Robins for September 11 Talk on How to Build a Thriving City Through Art & Design All ...

Fort Lauderdale Restaurant Months Begin

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Thursday, August 1, 2019

Now through September 30th, select restaurants are serving up specially-created three course gourmet dinner menus starting at $35 during Greater Fort Lauderdale's Restaurant Months. 

Greater Fort Lauderdale Adds Almost 18,000 Jobs in Past Year

Posted by: Mike Cobelo/Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity on Friday, July 19, 2019

A major takeaway from this month's numbers is that our region continues to create jobs at a solid pace. Non-agricultural employment in the Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach Metro Division was 861,900 last month, an increase of 17,700 jobs (+1.1%) over the year.

Pell Grant Eligibility Becomes Focus for South Florida Business Council

Posted by: rbb Communications on Friday, July 12, 2019

 In September, more than 70 South Florida delegates will make their voices heard by calling for support of the Senate's bipartisan JOBS Act. And while we look to promote this critical piece of legislation, which will spur job growth, the South Florida Business Council is on board as well.

Fort Lauderdale Has Banned Plastic Straws - What's Next?

Posted by: Marine Advisory Committee on Friday, July 12, 2019

By eliminating the ubiquitous use of plastic straws, we’ve started a conversation – an awareness – of the importance of the marine environment in South Florida. Where do we go from here? How do we take that one significant win and continue our work to save the ocean’s critical marine life?