With a total area of about 5 sq. miles, the city of Belle Glade is a part of the Palm Beach County in the State of Florida. Sugarcane is an important part of the local economy. Though, Belle Glade is located in the southern part of the Florida region, it is actually related to the heartland of Florida. Belle Glade has the Cooperative of the Sugar Cane Growers and cane sugar is produced here. During the seasonal cropping and production season of sugarcane a large number of locals get employment oppurtunities. Apart from this, there are a number of schools in the Palm Beach County School District which also provides substantial scope for employment. A few notable people of the town include Reidel Antony, Jessie Hester and Louis Olive.