Boca’s Economic Development Report


By: Jessica Del Vecchio Economic Development Manager Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers

Lynn University

During the 2017 academic year, Lynn University had a student body that included 2,204 undergrads, 746 graduate and 60 doctoral students. Known for its international student body, 2017’s class included students from 93 countries and 42 states and territories. Lynn has recently earned a number of impressive and well-deserved accolades. In March, Lynn University’s graduate education program earned its first-ever spot on U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of Best Graduate Schools. In July, Lynn was named one of the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Just this month, Lynn took top billing, coming in at No. 1 in the South region for most international students and has been recognized, once again, by U.S. News and World Report as a Best College.

FAU’s AD Henderson University

Alexander D. Henderson University is a public elementary and middle school on the campus of Florida Atlantic University. Established in 1968, FAU’s AD Henderson is a developmental research school. Last week they were ranked as the No. 2 Best Public Elementary School in Florida, and No. 2 Best Public Middle School in Florida by Niche, the largest website for researching public and private K-12 schools.

Corporate Office relocates to Boca Raton

El-Ad National Properties recently relocated its Florida headquarters to downtown Boca Raton.  The firm has had a real estate presence in our city since 2005. Its newest project, Alina Residences, which has an estimated investment value of $500 million, is the demolition and rebuild of the Mizner on the Green townhome community into luxury condominiums. Alina will be launched with a 9-story high rise on the 8.765-acre property. The project is slated for completion in 2020 and condos will be priced from $1 to $6 million.

Good. Better. Boca

We initially created our Good. Better. Boca car magnets for our Business of Sports luncheon.  We were giving them away as an economical, fun way to share the good Boca word.  At the time, we didn’t realize the positive impact our “play on words” would have throughout the community.  Although we only have a limited supply, we’d love to share them with our residents. If you would like one, please email us at

Have corporate news to share or looking to relocate/expand your company to Boca Raton? Contact the city’s economic development office at or 561-393-7761. Want to see what we are up to? Follow us on Facebook @BocaEconomicDevelopment.