Department of Housing & Economic Sustainability
Sherry Howard has been in charge of Palm Beach County’s economic development programs since January 2010. As Deputy Director of the Department of Housing & Economic Sustainability (DHES), Ms. Howard leads the county’s efforts to promote business development opportunities through public-private partnerships to implement business recruitment, expansion and retention.
Ms. Howard currently oversees business programs including loans, industrial development bonds, tax exemptions and incentives. Ms. Howard also assists in overseeing County allocations for affordable housing and community redevelopment infrastructure projects within DHES.
With nearly 25 years in county government service, Ms. Howard served previously as the County’s Economic Development Director, the County’s Legislative Coordinator, and as Assistant Scripps Program Manager.
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: City of Riviera Beach, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, Solid Waste Authority, Office Equal Business Opportunity, 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 2019 Palm Beach Partners Business MatchMaker Conference & Expo an unrivaled, collaborative success.
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