Challenges

What do you see as the 3 most challenging tasks the Commission will face in the next 4 years?

1. Un-employment. – The western communities have 40% unemployment rate.

2. Quality of life.  Palm Beach County is branded as a destination place and world renown for services and amenities. Present economic trends threaten existing programs which could negatively  impact residents, the much needed tourist industry and could serve as a deterrent to future economic powerhouses such as Scripps and Max Planck.

3. Real Estate . Growing economic hardship will cause more real estate defaults and severely impact both present  structures and future projects.  The result will affect  the tax base and level of services and the marketability of existing homes.