East Boynton Beach Redevelopment
With a dynamic business climate, progressive civic leadership and excellent quality of life, Greater Boynton Beach offers a host of opportunities for all types of businesses. “Our community is enjoying a new beginning as an ideal place to live and work and play,”¯ said Glenn Jergensen, president, Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce. “Our enjoyable all-around lifestyle is one reason Greater Boynton Beach continues to enjoy a flow of new investment.”¯
From downtown and Federal Highway (U.S. 1), to the central Congress Avenue corridor and the western communities, Boynton Beach is experiencing healthy commercial growth. “With our new stores, restaurants and office buildings, everything you could want is close at hand,”¯ Jergensen said. “Greater Boynton Beach is one of the few areas in Palm Beach County with land for new commercial and residential projects, as well as a variety of redevelopment opportunities.”¯
In his 2008 “State of the City”¯ address, Boynton Beach Mayor Jerry Taylor noted that the total 2007 construction value of residential and commercial permits was $79.3 million and $17.7 million, respectively, including 427 residential units and 58 new commercial buildings. Based on projects in the 2008 pipeline, he estimated a total of 1.1 million square feet of office, retail and restaurant space and 2,298 condos and townhouses are planned for the next two years.
The chamber itself is investing in the community's future. After 85 years in the downtown area, the chamber last fall moved to a new office on Congress Avenue. “This central location will help us stay connected with area businesses, as we expand our services and our membership in coming years,”¯ said Jergensen. In addition, the chamber opened a new Visitor Center to serve the growing numbers of business and leisure travelers coming to Boynton Beach.
Certainly, there are many reasons why Greater Boynton Beach is so attractive to developers, investors and new businesses:
• A high quality of life, with a wide range of housing, highly regarded schools and countless recreational activities.
• A growing population base that includes 65,000 residents within the city limits and another 85,000 in the western Boynton area. The average household income in the area exceeds $62,000 and the median age is just under 42 years.
• A central location in the heart of Palm Beach County. More than 40 percent of the county's total population lives within 10 miles of Boynton Beach.
• Easy access to regional and state markets. Area businesses can serve the 5.5 million South Florida metropolitan area, while Interstate 95 and the Florida Turnpike put the entire state within easy driving distance.
• Global accessibility, with three international airports and three major seaports less than 50 miles away.
Other business advantages include the region's large pool of skilled workers, low tax rates and financial incentive programs. The chamber works closely with the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) to assist expanding and relocating
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