Central and Western Palm Beach County an Equestrian and Agricultural Gem

The footprint of this region reaches from the Island of Palm Beach, to the expansive agricultural area of the Glades.


Wellington, Florida is known as the Equestrian Capital of the World. Each January through April they hosts the prestigious Winter Equestrian Festival taking place at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Riders from 2 to 70 years old, from Olympians to amateurs, compete for millions in prizes atop more than 6,000 highly trained horses.


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The center is a sight to behold with more than 18 competition arenas on 500 acres of purely equestrian-focused grounds. The festival draws riders from every state and 52 countries, as well as 250,000 spectators over the 12-week event.


Polo and equestrian events are very popular in Palm Beach County. Polo tournaments such as the $100,000 World Cup as well as the Winter Equestrian Festival bring large crowds and international celebrities.

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Agriculture is a major industry in Palm Beach County, The County leads the nation in the production of sugar and sweet corn.


Eighteen percent of all sugar in the United States is produced here. Sugar cane covers some 400,000 acres or about one-third of the county's overall landmass. The county is also the leading producer in the state of rice, bell peppers, lettuce, radishes, Chinese vegetables, specialty leaf, and celery. A multi-billion-dollar economic impact, Palm Beach County is one of the ten largest producers in the U.S.


The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce is focused on keeping the Central Palm Beach region attractive and prosperous, so businesses and communities of all sizes can flourish.

The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce is a private, member-driven organization of business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions, and individuals. Their mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for members. Investing in the Central Palm Beach community through Chamber membership supports a program of work that includes economic development, healthcare, education & talent development, public policy, transportation & infrastructure, and technology – as well as business attraction, retention, and expansion. To learn more about the Chamber, email info@cpbchamber.com or go to www.cpbchamber.com.

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