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By Nikki Cabus

TechGateway and South Florida Tech Hub team up for TechGatway Day and new regional tech map

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The Greater Fort Lauderdale’s regional initiative, TechGateway, released its new map of South Florida tech companies just in time for TechGateway Day 2024.

The South Florida TechGateway is a public/private partnership to grow, attract and retain technology business, capital and talent here in the thriving South Florida area. The initiaitive is supported by South Florida Tech Hub, Florida Power & Light (FPL), Wells Fargo and the Miami Dade Beacon Council.

Each year, TechGateway works with regional partners such as Tech Hub to aggregate businesses and technology companies across the three counties – Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade – that deserve recognition and visibility across the ecosystem. The map is then used to promote the region’s growing tech community to local students, higher education institutions, and new graduates outside the region looking for potential job opportunities.

“We’re proud to present the 2024 TechGateway map, launched at the South Florida Tech Hub Golf Tournament, ” Randall Deich, Director of Talent Attraction & Education at Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.

“This tool does more than just showcase our tech region—it’s a strategic resource to attract businesses and top talent to South Florida. Our partnership with South Florida Tech Hub enhances the local tech culture, supports talent retention, and contributes to the vibrant community that makes South Florida a great place to work in the CLOUD and live in the SUN.”

“Thanks go to our partners Florida Power & Light, Wells Fargo, Miami-Dade Beacon Council, and South Florida Tech Hub for their support and efforts in coordinating, cooperating, and collaborating in this regional effort.”

The map was completed just in time for this year’s ‘TechGateway Day’ where technology professionals go into Broward County classrooms and provided a glimpse into the diverse and exciting tech career opportunities in South Florida. It’s an effort in partnership with the Broward County School District’s middle and high schools to expose students to local career exploration.

From Sunrise to Parkland and Hollywood, South Florida Tech Hub worked closely with the TechGateway team this year to ensure we had almost twenty Broward County public schools covered this year. Tech Hub members from CITY Furniture, Florida Power & Light (FPL), LAN InfoTech, CloudHesive, FAU Tech Runway and UKG all had representatives attend the schools, interact with the students, and contrubute to making this year’s event a true sucess.

“It’s very clear that at a younger and younger age yechnology is becoming more and more accessible. I think it’s really important to connect while they’re connecting and learning about technology which is now more in middle school than it is in high school,” said John Machado, CTO of UKG.

“What was most impactful was actually seeing them present their own projects and the camaraderie and the ability to help each other show really positive feedback as they showed their projects. I thought that was incredible – the energy and passion they have.”

“TechGateway Day is a pivotal bridge for our students, many of whom interacted with industry leaders for the first time, seeing themselves as the tech talent of tomorrow. This event has narrowed the gap between today’s innovations and the future’s possibilities, thanks to your support and participation. The day was a tremendous success, thanks to the collective efforts of our tech professionals, educators, and students.,” wrote Deich in a social media post thanking speakers and partners.

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By Nikki Cabus

El Al Israel Airlines will relocate its Americas HQ from NYC to Broward

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The internationally recognized airline, El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. (TASE: ELAL), just announced that it will be relocating it’s headquarters for the Americas (north and south) from New York City to Broward County. Currently located in New York City and long Island, NY, U.S. operations will be moved to the City of Margate, FL. The move is set to happen August 1, 2022.

“Broward County’s unparalleled quality of life, cultural offerings and proximity to a diverse and thriving talent pool make Broward an ideal location of choice. Broward County looks forward to welcoming El Al Airlines’ U.S. headquarters to our community,” said Broward County Mayor Michael Udine.

The 32,164-square-foot building located at 5297 W. Copans Road is owned by a Limited Liability Company managed by Kenny Rozenberg, one of the wealthiest American Jews and the father of Eli Rozenberg, who is yet to be 30 years old and the controlling shareholder of El Al airline. “Israeli law demands that only a citizen of the Jewish state may own an Israeli airline,” stated an article in the Israel Hayom newsletter. Both Eli and Kenny have both become Israeli citizens within the last few years.

Although, El Al’s main headquarters will remain in Ben Gurion Airport in Israel’s Central District, the U.S. Headquarters in Broward will be managed by Marc Cavaliere, El Al’s senior VP for the Americas who joined the company in November.

Cavaliere is an airline and travel industry executive specializing in commercial development, international sales and marketing, and tourism growth. He brings with him over three decades of experience working for brands such as South African Airways, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines among others according to his LinkedIn page.

“With all of the continued attraction and growth to the tech sector, medicine sector and business in general, we have gotten an equally strong response from Israel and from the home office so we are going to have a lot of opportunities,” says Cavaliere at a recent celebratory photo shoot with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. “We will continue growing not only our administrative side, but also this [Broward] is our base for all of the Americas,” he continued.

Broward County is also the home to Spirt Airlines (NYSE: SAVE), a JetBlue subsidiary, Norse Atlantic, Silver Airways, and Jet Linx. With an overall growing Israeli and Jewish community from Miami to West Palm Beach, El Al felt that they could be central to the growth. It’s understood that the airline will be hiring approximately thirty employees from sales to marketing to administration.

“We are honored that El Al Airlines has chosen to relocate its U.S. headquarters to Greater Fort Lauderdale, joining hundreds of aviation and headquarters operations in the area. We are thrilled to welcome this iconic company to our community,” said Bob Swindell, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Broward County’s official public/private partnership for economic development.

“There’s nothing better than seeing firsthand the impact people’s philanthropic dollars can have, especially when it comes to supporting the land and people of Israel,” said Michael Teichberg, Jewish National Fund-USA Director, North Dade and Broward. “South Florida is home to vibrant Jewish and Israeli communities, and EL AL’s decision to relocate its corporate headquarters to South Florida will mean more employment opportunities for locals and, hopefully, the addition of more flights to Israel from South Florida airports. We’re looking forward to seeing the positive impact EL AL’s new focus on our region will yield.”



TechGateway and South Florida Tech Hub team up for TechGatway Day and new regional tech map
El Al Israel Airlines will relocate its Americas HQ from NYC to Broward