Jerry L. Allen, A.A.E.

Deputy Director of Planning and Development Division
Palm Beach County

I am the Deputy Director of Palm Beach County Department of Airports. I have over thirty-five years of aviation experience, the last thirty of which has been with Palm Beach County Department of Airports. In this role I oversee the development of short and long range airport strategic planning and master planning, formulation and management of the capital improvement program, environmental permitting/compliance, consultant management, coordination with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), facility replacement/renewal as well as new facility design/development, land acquisition and grants management for the four airports within Palm Beach County’s system of Airports. This system includes a rapidly growing medium-hub commercial service airport, and three general aviation airports.


The Palm Beach Partners is a coalition of City, County, State and non-profit agencies aligned to maximize economic development opportunities for small businesses throughout the South Florida region.
The group includes: South Florida Water Management District, City of Riviera Beach, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, (Office of Small Business Assistance, Department of Airports and Palm Tran), School District of Palm Beach County, City of West Palm Beach, Center for Technology Enterprise and Development (TED Center), and PARAGON Florida, Inc.



Our goal is to extend this distinctive business opportunity beyond our respective geographic and organizational borders to benefit small, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises (SBEs, M/WBEs, or DBEs) throughout the entire South Florida region.

Please join us in making the 2017 Palm Beach Partners Business MatchMaker Conference & Expo an unrivaled, collaborative success.


  • Workshops exposing business owners to the latest social media and marketing technology, how to build your credit and obtain a small business loan and how to build connections and contracting opportunities with government agencies.

  • Power Talks with Government Agencies and Private Corporations.

  • Keynote Luncheon and Spotlight on Vendor Awards.

  • The "Real Business" Networking Reception And Awards Presentation

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