In 2014, Cancer Treatment Centers of America relocated its corporate headquarters from Schaumburg, Illinois to sunny Boca Raton, Florida. Familiarly known as Boca, this beach front city on the south eastern coast of Florida boasts a unique balance of natural beauty and cultural attractions. In highlighting the reasoning for relocating to Boca, then CTCA President Gerard van Grinsven emphasized the exciting opportunities for personal and professional development for CTCA employees in Boca. Known for its business forward downtown area, advanced technological environment and pristine beaches, Boca Raton is positioned to attract top talent from around the world. Here’s why.
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Located 52 miles north of Miami, Boca Raton is part of the region known as the Palm Beaches which is a 47-mile stretch of the Atlantic coastline. Boca is accessible by three international airports. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) are both 26 miles from Boca while Miami International Airport (MIA) is an hour drive away from Boca. Boca residents with children can make it to the happiest place on earth, Disney World, in about three hours.
Boca’s Vibrant History
Initially inhabited by Tequesta Indians, Boca Raton’s development began in 1985 when the FEC railroad arrived in the town. The city of Boca Raton incorporated in 1925. The city began to establish its reputation for tourism in 1926, when the Cloister Inn opened its doors and transformed Boca into the resort community we know today. Addison Mizner, an architect and developer responsible for designing the Cloister Inn is credited for the many Boca buildings that have a Mediterranean Revival or Spanish Colonial Revival architectural theme. 90,000 residents now call the city of Boca home and over 200,000 live in the Boca zip codes.
— CTCA (@CancerCenter) March 30, 2018
Boca’s Talent Pipeline
During the CTCA relocation decision making process, much was said about Boca Raton’s talent hub. Boca is home to some of Florida’s top higher education institutions like Florida Atlantic University which is a part of the State University System of Florida. FAU opened the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine in 2011 and is preparing physicians and scientist for the health care industry of tomorrow. Boca Raton is also home to Boca Raton Regional Hospital, one of Florida’s preeminent non-profit medical centers. CTCA is committed to utilizing and fostering Boca’s talent pipeline.
Boca’s Rich Cultural Tapestry
To paint Boca simply as a beach town would be selling the city short. Sure the 2 miles of pristine coastline set the perfect tone for luxury waterfront resorts, but there is so much more to Boca than meets the eye. Highlighted by the Festival of the Arts BOCA, which kicks off in late February, Boca’s cultural calendar is chock-full of events and activities. If shopping is your bag, or you find yourself shopping for a new bag, check out the Town Center Mall, the largest enclosed mall in the county. Mizner Park is Boca Raton’s cultural hub housing several fashion boutiques, restaurants and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.
Cancer Treatment Center of America is thrilled to call Boca Raton it s corporate home. CTCA’s approach to treating patients fighting cancer includes innovative, world-class options. It is this patient-centric approach that is attracting even more talent and cultural diversity to Boca Raton. CTCA looks forward to taking in the South Florida lifestyle and culture for many years to come.