Monday, May 28, 2012

South Florida helping state's economic recovery, economist says

Better news than we've heard recently.  This is from the article regarding Palm Beach County:

Palm Beach County is one of the hot spots to what Vitner called an expanding "life science industry" that is still in its infancy. Florida has become a leader in the new industry — to the point some biomedical companies are leaving California and other states to settle in the Sunshine State, he added.
"They're very attracted to going to something new — a building that doesn't need to be retrofitted," Vitner said. "I think it is easier. And the cost of living is cheaper here. It's a real winner for the state."
He noted that Palm Beach County is home to the Scripps Research Institute and the Max Planck Florida Institute.