Hollywood Eyes Key Industries To Spur Job-Creating Economic Growth
The City of Hollywood is working to develop and expand targeted industries to become more successful, resulting in higher paying jobs and ultimately more money for the City.
Memorial Healthcare System, one of the largest in the nation and it is continuing to grow. Memorial Regional Hospital is the flagship facility of this system. It offers extensive and diverse health care services that include Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute featuring renowned surgeons, Memorial Cancer Institute and Memorial Neuroscience Institute providing innovative technology.
There is Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital at Memorial, one of the region’s leading pediatric hospitals. It offers a comprehensive scope of healthcare services and programs in a child-friendly atmosphere. It is a full-service hospital and offers treatment for minor illnesses, trauma-related accidents, and complex medical conditions. It combines advanced technology and the expertise of a large group of board-certified pediatric specialists. The hospital has 226 beds.
Tourism and hospitality is another major objective. The Diplomat Beach Resort has completed major renovations and offers many high-end restaurants and amenities. The Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort offers fine dining a high-quality hotel, a beautiful pool, and other amenities. And there are other hotels located at Hollywood Beach and throughout the city.
Aerospace and Aviation
Hollywood is home to HEICO Corporation, is a top manufacturer of aerospace, industrial, defense and electronics products. They make products that are found on commercial airplanes, military aircraft, industrial turbines, targeting systems, and missiles. HEICO operates in two segments, the Flight Support, and Electronic Technologies Group.
And there is Quiet Technology Aerospace which recently moved into a 30,000 square foot facility. This company performs repair work for aviation. It is a market leader in the application of advanced composites for noise attenuation and structures.
The Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the nation. Major developments are underway and new destinations are being added.
Marine technology is another major industry for Hollywood. Most of Port Everglades is in Hollywood. Each cruise ship that comes to the port brings thousands of passengers. And there is more development taking place with cruise terminals.
A major expansion project at the port will allow larger freight ships to come to the port and all this means more people and money coming into Hollywood. Quantum Marine Engineering of Florida is a leader in producing stabilization technology for yachts. The company is operating in Hollywood. There are many other businesses that are prospering in the marine industry. Nova Southeastern University is operating an Oceanographic Center in Hollywood for various research programs.
Education and Technology
In the area of education and technology, Barry University recently opened a health sciences building in Hollywood, adding to a number of high-quality private schools, charter schools and public schools in the city.
And there are many other thriving businesses in the City. Chewy.com has a location in the City. In addition to developing these key industries, small businesses throughout the city are thriving and offering career opportunities for residents.
Source: Hollywood Gazette
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