JUPITER, Fla. (PRWEB) March 08, 2013
Whether it’s the free community lecture coming up March 14, the bountiful employment opportunities or the prestige of a name synonymous with the study of science, the Max Planck Florida Institute is a boon for Jupiter and the municipalities that surround it.
Less than one year after the 100,000-square-foot facility opened on Donald Ross Road near the development of Abacoa, the Max Planck Florida Institute has captured the attention of the international media, caught the eye of the German American Chamber of Commerce and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, prompted a $10,000 donation from BB&T and tugged at the heartstrings of wealthy Palm Beach philanthropists.
The mission of the Max Planck Florida Institute is to study the brain and discover how it works. The results of such a monumental endeavor could lead to cures for such devastating diseases as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, as well as autism and other disorders. While a number of charitable organizations exist to support patients and families of patients with those conditions, and their caregivers, the Max Planck Florida Institute focuses on high-level research in a state-of-the-art building.
According to an Enterprise Florida study, as many as 1,800 jobs will be sparked by the Max Planck Florida Institute, both directly and indirectly, during the next two decades. Direct jobs at the facility include scientific, public relations / development and administrative positions. Indirect jobs result from the opening of so-called spinoff business that serve the needs of the facility and its team of workers.
Waterfront Properties and Club Communities knows the most important impact the Max Planck Florida Institute has on Palm Beach County is in the real-estate market. Scientists have bought homes for sale in Jupiter so they are close to work. Business owners are buying or leasing Palm Beach Gardens real estate, from which to operate. Hotels, restaurants and retail outlets are benefiting, too.