The Delray Beach Office of Economic Development (OED) and the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce are conducting a roundtable discussion on the commercial real estate industry on Wednesday, February 18th at 8:00 a.m. at the Chamber office, 140 NE 1st Street. Industry professionals, including realtors, brokers, property owners, developers and investors, are invited to give their input on market trends, emerging opportunities, and attracting new business activity throughout the City. Seating is limited, so RSVPs are required by Monday, February 16th to Sofia Garantiva at (561) 243-7054 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The roundtable is designed to create a dialogue between the City’s economic development team and active players in the industry. The goal is to exchange insights and ideas in order to identify citywide investment opportunities and generate new strategies for marketing Delray Beach as South Florida’s “it” town. “The Delray Beach commercial real estate market is evolving and there are many great opportunities on the horizon,” said Delray Beach Economic Development Director Joan Goodrich. “Our commercial real estate professionals have valuable insight into what we can do as a community to compete for projects and attract quality jobs and private investment.” Representatives from other economic development partner organizations, including the Palm Beach County Business Development Board, Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority, and Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative, will also be on hand, sharing the tools they have in place to help close deals. “The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce is always eager to help identify and advocate for initiatives that will create more opportunities for our commercial real estate industry and the business community as a whole,” said Chamber President Karen Granger. “Our job is bringing businesses together and facilitating dialogue between the private and public sectors.” OED is a collaborative office, jointly funded by the City of Delray Beach and the Delray Beach CRA. Services offered include site selection and relocation assistance; grant and incentive opportunities; connections to community resources; small business and entrepreneurial support; workforce development; and project management. The OED mission is to drive and inspire the growth of a diverse, vibrant, entrepreneurial economy for all. For more information, call (561) 243-7054 or visit www.mydelraybeach.com/economic-development.