Written on November 14, 2012 at 6:37 am
As a landlord and developer of commercial properties in Boca Raton for the past 29 years, Danburg Properties of Boca Raton has watched the south Palm Beach County region grow. We’ve seen a dynamic community evolve as companies and employers – many of whom we’re proud to call our tenants – have shaped the business landscape.
Anyone with an eye for history and who knows Boca Raton knows the city has come a long way since IBM came to town more than 40 years ago.
That was clear at the recent the MedUTech event held at Boca Raton Resort & Club.
In attendance were 450 executives and business leaders from across the medical, university and technology industries and organizations that have helped shape – and reshape – Boca Raton and South Florida marketplace.
As a corporate sponsor of the annual event, we heard about the important role early childhood education plays in young children’s lives. We heard of the important work local grade schools and universities – from Lynn University to Florida Atlantic University to Palm Beach State College – are doing to prepare the next generation of high-skilled workers. In fact, at least one executive commented how it’s imperative that business owners tell educators what’s needed from tomorrow’s workforce. Only then can colleges and universities deliver the stream of talent employers need.
Speaking of which, we also saw a snapshot of the region’s businesses. We were surrounded by some of the smartest entrepreneurs in the field – the people behind such names as Modernizing Medicine, MobileHelp, 3Cinteractive, Pace Americas and even Boca Raton Regional Hospital, which will break ground next year on the $25 million Marcus Neurologic Institute.
What began three years ago as a showcase for Boca Raton’s medical, university and technology community today celebrates accomplishments from across the wider South Florida community.
MedUTech reveals to us all how boundaries in this region are invisible lines on a map. Cross-county collaboration has helped entrepreneurs build businesses and employers find employees. Executives who’ve traveled and lived around the world marveled at what we have here in South Florida in general, and Boca Raton in particular.
As a developer dedicated to the community, we at Danburg see ourselves as playing a key role, too. Our commercial and warehouse properties serve the needs of the existing business base. Our plans for the city’s Northwest Sector, where high-end multifamily housing built to meet a sustainable planned mobility model will serve high-wage employees, will help maintain Boca Raton’s role as a live, work, play destination of choice for employers and employees alike.
As business owners and long-time residents of Boca Raton, we all play a role. As MedUTech revealed, we all have much to be proud of, many achievements to celebrate, and a very bright future ahead of us.