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The Right Choice for Competitive Business Advantages

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Creating Opportunities from Startup to Scale-up

QUALITY OF LIFE

COMMUNITIES

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Capitalizing on Miami’s Business Advantages

LEADERSHIP & RESOURCES

Effective Public–Private Partnerships

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ON THE COVER: Beyond its world-famous beaches and enviable natural offerings, Miami boasts a beautiful, locally nurtured arts and culture scene that is simultaneously intertwined with business and technology. The city’s internationally renowned architects, artists and creatives are creating a one-of-a-kind workspace for professionals in all industries.

© Robin Hill; The Moore Elastika Building — built in 1921 — featuring ”Elastika” installation by Zaha Hadid.

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“Seventh in Venture “Seventh in Venture Capital investment” Capital investment”

Source: E-Merge 2019 mid-year report

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“Number one “Number one in in Startup Activity” Startup Activity” Source: Kauffman Foundation

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WELCOME TO ADVANTAGE MIAMI Discover Miami’s Global Advantages Miami-Dade County is one of the world’s premier destinations for new and expanding businesses. With its dynamic business climate, multilingual workforce, low taxes and exceptional quality of life, Miami-Dade is a natural choice for start-ups, mid-market companies and Fortune 500 leaders in many industries. The Miami-Dade Beacon Council and other organizations are ready to assist and can provide essential answers whether your company is just beginning to research business opportunities or is ready to access the capital needed to get started or expand. As you research your business’ next steps, we encourage you to keep this guide on hand as a one-stop guide for everything Miami-Dade. The ‘Advantage Miami’ Campaign continues to deliver jobs and record-breaking investments in our community. Thanks to the Beacon Council’s work with our business, academic and civic leaders, this targeted initiative added almost 2 million square feet of new construction involving 54 projects. Six out of 10 direct jobs from this initiative are in Urban Priority Areas, which is a big plus. Overall more than 200,000 jobs have been added in the past seven years in key sectors. Congratulations to the Beacon Council for continuing to help us attract, develop and retain talent, particularly in the technology sector, ensuring that Miami-Dade thrives for years to come. – Carlos A. Gimenez, Mayor of Miami-Dade County

GET CONNECTED

Find out more about living and working in Miami-Dade County by connecting with the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, local governments and other organizations. Miami-Dade Beacon Council beaconcouncil.com Linkedin.com/company/the-beacon-council @beaconcouncil @BeaconCouncil Facebook.com/BeaconCouncil YouTube.com/beaconcouncil

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Miami has long been considered a world-class city for travel and tourism, but it is the success, entrepreneurial spirit and innovation of our diverse business community that have confirmed Miami-Dade’s position on the global stage. As a community we are committed to continuing to promote our business assets locally, nationally and internationally, drawing both top tier companies and talent to invest in Miami-Dade for the long-term. Our homegrown talent — whose foundation begins within our top-rated education system — coupled with our ability to attract top domestic and foreign-born talent, places Miami-Dade County at a distinct advantage, with business, technology, innovation and the arts intersecting to create unique opportunities for mutually beneficial economic growth. As Chair of The Beacon Council and a professional with deep roots in Miami, I am a committed ambassador for our dynamic, world-class business destination. – Hugo Castro, Executive Vice President, Southeast Region, 2020 is a milestone year for the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, as we celebrate our 35th year as Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership. A diverse community powered by an innate resourcefulness, global perspectives and an array of advantages that accelerate success, it is our people, vision and commitment to innovation that propel our continued success. We showcase some of these stories, as well as key data that stakeholders need in order to make informed, strategic decisions about the future of their business, in this edition of Advantage Miami. Since 1985, The Beacon Council’s targeted efforts have generated a combined total of more than 100,000 new direct and indirect jobs, over $6 billion in new capital investments. Looking ahead, we are confident that Miami’s pro-business climate, strong talent pipeline, and location as a global gateway will continue to drive transformative impact on the economic well-being of Miami-Dade County and all its residents. – Michael A. Finney, President & CEO, The Miami-Dade Beacon Council

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Our geographic location, unprecedented economic growth, multicultural workforce, and sophisticated entrepreneurial ecosystem have created a renewed optimistic outlook about our future.” – CARLOS A. GIMENEZ, MAYOR OF MIAMI-DADE

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Miami-Dade County has emerged as one of the world’s premier destinations for new and expanding businesses. Driven by new technology concepts, an increasing flow of creative talent and abundant sources of capital, Miami is a hub of innovation and a magnet for global investment. Add a diverse and multilingual workforce, business-friendly local and state governments, and a vibrant quality of life, Miami is a multifaceted destination to live, work and play.

FLORIDA BY THE NUMBERS POPULATION STATISTICS WITH A POPULATION OF

21,299,325

FLORIDA IS THE 3RD LARGEST STATE IN THE U.S. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, 2018

TAX ADVANTAGES

0.0% % State Personal Income Tax 0.0 State Corporate % Income Tax 5.5 Local Personal Income Tax

Average High

Average Low

84° 70°

Unique Experiences Stunning Vistas

Innovative Workspaces


BUSINESS STATISTICS

POPULATION STATISTICS WITH

CURRENT LABOR FORCE

2,795,722

RESIDENTS, MIAMI-DADE COUNTY’S POPULATION IS LARGER THAN THAT OF 16. U.S. STATES

BY 2024, POPULATION IS EXPECTED TO GROW TO

2,890,361

Median age

Female

39 48.6 % 51.4 % 1,000+ 100+ multinationals

languages spoken

GLOBAL ACCESS Number of domestic destinations with non-stop flights

Number of international destinations with non-stop flights

52 106

POPULATION 716,789

Colombia

97,425

Haiti

94,575

Nicaragua

75,872

Venezuela

73,555

Honduras

48,054

Dominican Republic

47,337

Mexico

29,743

Argentina

Jamaica

Brazil

2018 1,383,302 2017 1,384,224 2016 1,333,801 2015 1,317,274 2014 1,314,585

38.5% FOREIGN-BORN POPULATION: WORLD REGIONS TOTAL: 1,493,657

Source: Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program, Released 3/9/19

3.9 4.8 5.3 5.9 6.8

Oceania: 206 Northern America (Non-U.S.: Canada & Other): 4,495

Africa: 8,407

South America: 297,973 Central America: 199,376 Caribbean: 897,973

19,551 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2018 American Community Survey, 1-year estimates

COST OF LIVING INDEX

EMPLOYMENT UNEMPLOYMENT UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (%) 53,279 66,731 70,803 77,897 89,145

Asia: 40,062

26,169

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2018 American Community Survey, 1-year estimates

1,330,023 1,317,493 1,262,998 1,239,377 1,225,440

Europe: 45,165

24,239

Annual Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment Data

CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

POPULATION WITH A COLLEGE DEGREE

Miami-Dade County has a large foreign-born population from Latin America and the Caribbean. This allows companies to attract talent with language and cultural skills linked to these countries.

GROWING LABOR FORCE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

YEAR

$52,269

FOREIGN-BORN POPULATION: LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN

COUNTRY

Male

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Cuba

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New York (Manhattan)

242.5

San Francisco

201.7

Washington, DC

163.4

Seattle

156.1

Boston

151.2

Los Angeles

146.8

Chicago

120.1

Miami

114.5

NATIONAL AVERAGE

100.0

Source: Council for Community and Economic Research, Cost of Living Index, 2nd Quarter 2019

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION Innovation is flourishing throughout Miami-Dade as creative professionals, entrepreneurs and investors take advantage of the area’s solid business platform to launch collaborative new ventures.


BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS GROWTH 2013

94,138 2018

100,307 Expansion Rate

6.6%

AVERAGE EMPLOYMENT GROWTH 2013

1,017,263 2018

1,144,393 Expansion Rate

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Pipeline and Many More Innovative Shared Workspaces


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Felicia Hatcher at a Space Called Tribe event

ecosystem and the early support they gave to us,” said Maxeme Tuchman, CEO and co-founder. Another womanled company is Bolt, which offers e-scooters to a growing number of U.S. communities and is led by Dr. Sarah Hayes, co-founder, co-CEO and chairwoman.

Overall, Miami ranked 7th globally

for the number of female founders by the Startup Geonome’s Global Startup Ecosystem 2019 Report. In addition, many entrepreneurial support organizations, including RefreshMiami, Endeavor and WIN Lab® Miami are directed by women. To that list, Hatcher adds HerImpact, a DigitalUndivided accelerator for founders, and BlackGirlVentures.

workspace, according to a CBRE report.

Miami-Dade’s entrepreneurial vitality,

“Miami’s entrepreneurial climate

Many nonprofits are contributing to

is extremely welcoming,” said

such as Million Cups Miami, a free

startup advisor Felecia Hatcher,

Kauffman Foundation educational

executive director Code Fever Miami/

program for entrepreneurs, and

Black Tech Week and the Space

Ironhack, a global tech bootcamp

Called Tribe-Coworking and Urban

that teaches career skills. “Miami is a

iami-Dade’s technology sector

Innovation Lab. “Our diversity is one

strategic location to enter the Latin

is flourishing with a growing

of the values we bring to the global

America market,” said Ariel Quinones,

number of companies led

innovation economy.”

co-founder of Ironhack Miami. “We

by women and minority

liked its proximity to the region, the

entrepreneurs. “Miami’s

technology leaders are women,

multicultural environment, and the fact

startup community is growing quickly,

such as Laura Gonzalez-Estefani and

that it’s an aspirational city for many in

in large part fueled by our diverse and

Clara Bullrich, who co-founded

Latin America.”

immigrant talent base,” said Raul Moas,

TheVentureCity as a global accelerator

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

two years ago. After investing in more

Americas, an annual hemispheric tech

program director for Miami. “Our

than 25 companies, TheVentureCity

conference that brings thousands of

foundation supports efforts that build

recently launched a joint venture with

attendees here each year. “More than

community among founders, investors

Wayra, an arm of Telefonica, to invest in

an event, eMerge serves as a catalyst

and talent so that Miami increasingly

Latin American startups.

for Miami to become the tech hub of

becomes known as a place where world-

the Americas,” said L. Felice Gorordo,

class ideas are born and thrive.”

is Caribu, an interactive platform for

CEO. “It fosters innovation by

parents and grandparents. “We made

convening all the stakeholders of the

supported by numerous incubators,

a choice to build and grow Caribu in

entrepreneurial ecosystem, connecting

accelerators, nonprofit partnerships

my hometown of Miami because of

the dots between startups, investors

and co-working spaces. In fact, Miami

the collaborative women in the tech

and corporate partners.”

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One growing woman-led business

Miami is also home to eMerge

Courtesy of Space Called Tribe

DIVERSITY IN TECH

Hispanic and black women startup ranks third in the country for flexible


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with local educational institutions. “We expect to see current enterprise

trends such as artificial intelligence and

• Accelerate South Dade

machine learning eventually finding

• Anex Office

their way into the SMB sector, and Kaseya will be ready to serve them,”

Miami-Dade has all the elements of becoming a global hub of innovation. Our secret sauce is our diversity, and our city serves as a bridge to and from Latin America.” – L. FELICE GORORDO, CEO OF EMERGE AMERICAS

Voccola added. Today, finance, logistics, healthcare, real estate, retail and tourism are all being transformed by technology. For instance, blockchain provides a foundation for highly secure transactions, while autonomous robots are improving warehouse operations. In healthcare, IT allows providers to review electronic health records, monitor patients in their homes and deliver telemedicine services regardless of

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geographic locations. Another example of IT innovation is occurring in Miami-Dade’s restaurant business. “Platforms like UberEATS, Postmates, DoorDash and Grubhub

acceleratesouthdade.com www.anexoffice.com

• Bayfront Executive Center www.bayfrontexecutivecenter.com

• BUILDING www.building.co

• Büro www.buromiami.com

• Cambridge Innovation Center cic.com/Miami

• EcoTech Visions www.ecotechvisions.com

• FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios www.carta.fiu.edu/mbus

• Group Office Space Brickell www.gos24.com

• Latitude Brickell Centre www.brickellcentre.com

• MADE at The Citadel www.madeatthecitadel.com

• Miami Ironside www.miamiironside.com

• MiamiShared www.miamishared.com

create visibility among broader

• mindwarehouse

customer segments,” said Della

• Moonlighter

Heiman, founder of Della’s Bowls, which s technology levels the playing

offers healthy, plant-based meals.

field for business success,

Della’s Bowls is the first local partner

Miami-Dade companies are in

for REEF Technology, a Miami-based

the forefront of innovation. “For

company that plans to transform urban

the first time in history, more

parking real estate into “hubs that

than 50 percent of small and midsize

serve the staging needs of businesses,

business (SMB) discretionary spending is

on-demand transit and other services

on IT,” said Fred Voccola, CEO, Kaseya,

for people who live in close proximity,”

a fast-growing global company with

said Alan Cohen, chief marketing

U.S. headquarters in Miami. “Those

officer.

SMBs are currently investing in security,

Reflecting on IT’s impact on

disaster recovery and compliance — the

her business, Heiman said, “The

key trends that surfaced a decade or

technologies behind the mobile food

so ago in the enterprise but are now

market help culinary entrepreneurs in

www.mindwarehouse.com moonlighterfablab.org

• NEXT Smart Workspaces www.next-workspaces.com

• Pipeline www.pipelineworkspaces.com

• Quantum Executive Offices www.quantumoffices.com

• Quest Workspaces www.questworkspaces.com

• Regus www.regus.com

• Rokk3r Labs www.rokk3rlabs.com

• Serendipity Labs www.serendipitylabs.com

• Starthub www.starthubcenters.com

• Tambo Works www.tambo.works/en

available to SMBs mainly through cloud-

customer reach, development costs,

• The LAB Miami

based managed services.”

logistics, and managing supply and

Kaseya is deepening its commitment

demand. In our case, REEF’s strategic

• The Venture City

to South Florida, hiring more workers

and creative approach allows local

here and launching Kaseya Tech Hub, a

businesses like ours to scale at an

Miami incubator and innovation center,

unprecedented rate.”

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www.thelabmiami.com theventure.city

• Venture Hive www.venturehive.com

• WeWork www.wework.com

*Sources: The Knight Foundation, Downtown Development Authority, Costar

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Incubators, Accelerators, Co-working Facilities and Executive Offices*

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AT A GLANCE

employment Rate (%)

3.9 3.9 3.9 4.5 4.4 4.1 Not-Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate for Miami-Dade County 3.7 and The United States 3.6 5.0 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.5 2.5 3.5 3.7 1.3 4.4 4.1 0.0 3.9 Oct-17 Dec-17 Feb-18 Apr-18 Jun-18 Aug-18 Oct-18 Dec-18 Feb-19 Apr-19 Jun-19 Aug-19 Oct-19 3.3 Miami Unemployment Rate (%) U.S. Unemployment Rate (%) 3.4 3.7 3.7 3.8 HOW TO START A NEW BUSINESS 3.3 IN MIAMI DADE: PRACTICAL 7-STEP GUIDE* 3.3 taQsQcs Program by County, Updated 5/17/2019

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Decide to structure your business as a corporation, a limited partnership or some other form for tax purposes and other reasons.

Seek advice from an attorney or accountant in determining the best type of structure.

File with the Florida Department of State to legally create the entity.

Go to www.sunbiz.org for more information.

Obtain a federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) for your business.

Contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Visit www.irs.gov/businesses/ for more information.

Your new business may be required to collect and remit certain state taxes or fees. Register with the Florida Department of Revenue.

Go to dor.myflorida.com/dor/taxes/ for more information.

Obtain a Local Business Tax Receipt* from Miami-Dade County and/or in the Miami-Dade municipality where the company is located.

Go to www.miamidade.gov/CSD/starting _a_business.asp for more information.

Determine if other county requirements must be met, such as receipt of a certificate of use (zoning) or an environmental permit.

Go to www.miamidade.gov/taxcollector/ The county issues Local Business Tax Receipts between Oct. 1 and Sept. 30.

Open a commercial bank account for the business.

See list of banks on page 95.

*To operate in Miami-Dade County, your company may have to register and file reports with certain government agencies.

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See page 95 for a list of accountants and lawyers.

*Formerly known as an occupational license.


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Jorge Ramirez @thelegendaryalex/Twenty20

BUSINESS COMMUNITY Companies of all shapes and sizes, and newly arrived entrepreneurs, investors and executives enter Miami-Dade to take advantage of its unmatched assets.


TOP PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYERS City of Miami City of Miami Beach Federal Government Florida State Government Homestead AFB Jackson Health System Miami Dade College Miami-Dade County Miami-Dade County Public Schools U.S. Southern Command

TOP PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYERS American Airlines Bank of America Merrill Lynch Baptist Health South Florida Florida Power & Light Company Jackson Health System Mount Sinai Medical Center Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Royal Caribbean Int./Celebrity Cruises University of Miami

Jorge Ramirez @thelegendaryalex/Twenty20

Wells Fargo

Towering Office Buildings and Myriad Real Estate Options


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environment and supports the long-term social and economic health of the region. Another OCOG program is Miami Community Ventures, which connects “structurally unemployed” individuals with living-wage jobs through wraparound services and a network of community organizations that promote job creation in economically distressed

One Community One Goal (OCOG)

together companies, municipalities, policy

communities.

is a community-wide initiative

makers and academia to identify tangible

focused on generating high-paying

goals and execute a clearly defined plan.”

Leaders Council, which helps align Miami-

jobs in Miami-Dade. Since its launch

From 2012 through 2018, One

Dade’s business and educational leaders

in 2011, this initiative has galvanized

Community One Goal helped create

in developing a world-class educational

a broad spectrum of professionals

171,855 new jobs in Miami-Dade, including

ecosystem, building a pipeline of talent for

and organizations working together

67,000 jobs across seven targeted sectors:

the jobs of today and tomorrow.

to build a thriving, inclusive and

aviation, banking and finance, creative

diverse community.

design, hospitality and tourism, life

Florida, I’ve seen first-hand how Miami-

sciences and healthcare, technology, and

Dade can be fertile ground for career

accepted view that neither the

trade and logistics. The most significant

advancement,” said Motwani. “Attracting top-

public or private sector can fulfill

growth during that span came in the

quality talent to Miami begins with creating

this mission alone,” said Nitin

technology industry, which saw new jobs

a deep pool of workforce opportunities and

Motwani, Managing Partner,

grow by 40 percent, from 8,173 in 2012 to

ensuring that the companies doing business

Miami Worldcenter, who co-chairs

11,440 in 2018.

here have the resources and support they

OCOG with Sheldon Anderson,

need to grow in place. One Community One

Sheldon Anderson Consulting.

other programs, such as the Greater Miami

Goal has been an effective platform for fueling

“Strengthening our local economy

& the Beaches Resilient305 Strategy, which

that growth and growing and diversifying our

in a strategic way means bringing

works to protect Miami-Dade’s natural

local economy.”

“I think there’s a widely

OCOG also provides a platform for

A key OCOG initiative is the Academic

“As someone who was raised in South

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Attracting topquality talent begins with creating a deep pool of workforce opportunities and ensuring that the companies doing business here have the resources and support they need to grow in place.” – NITIN MOTWANI, CO-CHAIR, OCOG

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One Community One Goal has identified growth industries to strengthen and diversify the economy.

JOB GROWTH

AVIATION

2012

One of Miami’s most well-established industry sectors, aviation has deep roots in Miami-Dade. The Wright Brothers performed stunts here in 1911, and aviation pioneer Glenn Curtis opened a flight school in Miami Beach in 1912, one of the first in the nation. The nation’s first modern passenger terminal opened at Pan American Field in Miami in September 1928; and the first airport on the East Coast with a Customs entry station, it was officially named Miami International Airport (MIA) in 1948. Today, MIA is one of the world’s busiest hubs for domestic and international air travelers and cargo. Miami-Dade’s skilled, multicultural workforce and easily accessible strategic location prove to be invaluable for aviation companies, drawing most of the world’s leading suppliers to the region. For maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) companies, and aviation parts, components and flight training companies, Miami-Dade offers an ideal platform to serve customers in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

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% CHANGE

21,472 27,213 27% Average Salary Number of Employees Number of Companies

$92,162 27,213 497

WHO’S HERE: Boeing Flight Service Bombardier HEICO Corporation IATA Americas KLX Aerospace Solutions Meggitt Satair

AAR Aircraft Services & Landing Gear Airbus Americas Training Center American Airlines ATR North America Barfield Inc. (Air France/KLM)

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BANKING & FINANCE

From top: Courtesy of Gulfstream; Courtesy of Miami International Airplort

2012-2019

(SOURCE EMSI, 2019)

2012-2019

(SOURCE EMSI, 2019)

Home to the largest concentration of domestic and international banks on the East Coast (second only to New York City), MiamiDade has long served as an international hub for banking and finance. Major multinational and domestic companies including Visa, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, PayPal, TD Bank, Wells Fargo, Citibank, First Horizon and others have long established headquarters here – some specifically for LATAM given Miami’s role as the Financial Capital of Latin America.

Most recently, it’s Miami’s pro-business climate, lower taxes, highly-skilled multicultural workforce, strategic and accessible location, and other advantages that are drawing financial services leaders to Miami in record numbers. In the past year alone, Starwood Property Trust, I Squared Capital, Icahn Enterprises and other high-profile private equity and wealth management firms have migrated south to Miami, further strengthening the region’s strength as a banking and finance leader.

Our association with the Beacon Council has been very beneficial by providing needed financing to Direct Foreign Investment which in turn creates highly paid jobs within our county.” – ROBERTO MUÑOZ, MIAMI MARKET PRESIDENT, COMMERCIAL

2012

2019

% CHANGE

38,198 39,502 3% $141,237 39,502 3,133 Average Salary

Number of Employees

Number of Companies

WHO’S HERE: Banco Santander International Bank of America Merrill Lynch First Horizon Itau Private Bank International MasterCard Worldwide Northern Trust Bank of Florida OneUnited Bank TD Bank

Truist Bank Visa International, Latin America & Caribbean Wells Fargo

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CREATIVE DESIGN Creativity is in Miami’s blood. It’s what draws artists, organizations, entrepreneurs and businesses in a wide variety of creative industries to this Magic City. But it’s our inspired and innovative creative talent that make it successful. Soho Beach House, a members-only private club/ hotel for the film and creative industries, opened its Florida outpost in a restored Art Deco building on Collins Avenue in 2010 to take advantage of the influx of creative talent. A culturally-diverse, global community, Miami boasts a Creative Class — highly paid, highly skilled workers in science and technology, knowledgebased management and professional work, and arts, design, media, and cultural occupations — that numbers almost one million, making it the 11thlargest Creative Class in the nation. From architecture and engineering, to fashion, film and television production, Miami is constantly dialoguing about and

2012

Miami-Dade County is Florida’s largest healthcare economy, serving more than 2.75 million residents. As medical tourism and telehealth continue to grow, Miami’s unique geographic location enable it to

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% CHANGE

2019

29,426 34,370 17% Average Salary Number of Employees Number of Companies

$79,552 34,370 3,594

WHO’S HERE:

delivering creative solutions across sectors. Drawing international audiences to events like Art Basel Miami Beach, South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Miami Swim Week and the Miami International Book Fair, it is no surprise to find more than 16 million people attending arts and cultural events each year.

Istituto Marangoni Miansai Newslink Perry Ellis International Rene Ruiz Telemundo Tiffany & Co. Latin America Univision Networks

Arquitectonica Cartier Latin America and Caribbean Chopard Cisneros Group Discover Network Latin America HBO Latin America Hermes Latin America JOB GROWTH

LIFE SCIENCES & HEALTHCARE

2012-2019

(SOURCE EMSI, 2019)

serve as the lynchpin between the U.S. and Latin American entrepreneurs and healthcare ecosystems. With a healthcare workforce of more than 140,000 employees and one of the largest concentrations of highranking colleges and universities in the Southeastern United States, MiamiDade has a robust talent pipeline driving innovation and economic growth in the healthcare industry and related services. In addition to their training programs, local colleges and universities also provide support to this sector via in-depth research and bioengineering tech transfer. With more than 290 acres, Miami’s Health District ranks among the largest medical districts in the country. This rapidly growing center for healthcare investment, research and innovation is home to world-class hospitals and research institutes, which benefits both the community’s residents and the local economy.

2012-2019

(SOURCE EMSI, 2019)

2012

2019

% CHANGE

125,542 143,651 14% $68,247 143,651 8,041 Average Salary

Number of Employees

Number of Companies

WHO’S HERE: Baptist Health South Florida Beckman Coulter Cardinal Health Company CareCloud Cordis Jackson Health System Medtronic Latin America Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Novartis Latin America Noven Pharmaceuticals OPKO Health, Inc. Terumo Medical Thermo Fisher UM Health System Welwaze Medical

From top: Hemis / Alamy Stock Photo; Thomas Northcut/DigitalVistion/Getty Images

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JOB GROWTH


From top: Hemis / Alamy Stock Photo; Thomas Northcut/DigitalVistion/Getty Images

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Miami’s tech industry ranges from entrepreneurial startups to regional businesses and Fortune 500 companies, with the unique advantage of serving as a hub for global tech startups with a focus on Latin America (and funders with a focus on Latin America, including SoftBank, who recently established their LATAM headquarters in Miami). 500 Startups, an early-stage venture fund and seed accelerator, opened its

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2012-2019

(SOURCE EMSI, 2019)

2012

% CHANGE

2019

8,375 13,229 58% Average Salary Number of Employees Number of Companies

$100,024 13,229 1,920

WHO’S HERE: Kairos Kaseya Oracle SAP Spotify Telefonica Data USA Verizon Terremark (NAP of the Americas) Yellow Pepper

AdMobilize Amadeus North America Apple Avaya Cisco Cyxtera Technologies Inc. Facebook Genius Plaza Intel

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HOSPITALITY & TOURISM Although known globally as a tropical vacation getaway for tourists, MiamiDade is also a major player in the business of fun. Capitalizing on Miami’s international appeal, local businesses catering to professional meetings, sales events, company retreats, trade shows and even high-profile diplomatic and hemispheric events, reap the benefits. Targeted trade shows including eMerge Americas (Technology), Air & Sea Cargo Americas (Trade & Logistics), FELABAN (Banking & Finance), and FIME (Life Science & Healthcare) return to South Florida year after year for the region’s appeal in drawing an audience, and established infrastructure to support large-scale meetings and conventions. Miami also possesses some of the world’s top exclusive luxury hotels, like The St. Regis, The Miami Beach EDITION, Acqualina and Faena. Additionally, many large hotel chains like Intercontinental Hotels Group Latin

JOB GROWTH

2012-2019

(SOURCE EMSI, 2019)

2012

% CHANGE

2019

124,768 152,479 22% Average Salary Number of Employees America, Hilton International, Radisson Hotels & Resorts Latin America, and Hyatt Hotel Corporation, have all set up their regional offices here in MiamiDade. Known worldwide as the Cruise Capital of the WorldTM, PortMiami long-established its position as the world’s leading cruise port and largest passenger port in the world. It continues to advance its #1 home-port status, with MSC, Royal Caribbean, Virgin Voyages and Norwegian Cruise Lines developing larger, state-of-the-art terminal facilities and adding numerous world-class ships to their portfolios.

Number of Companies

$37,550 152,479 7,238

WHO’S HERE: Adrienne Arsht Center Amadeus North America Big Bus Tours Carnival Cruise Lines Crystal Cruises East, Miami Expedia Faena Hotel Fontainebleau Hotel

Joe’s Stone Crab MSC Cruises Museum of Contemporary Art Norwegian Cruise Lines Royal Caribbean Cruises Pérez Art Museum Miami Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science Zoo Miami

From top: CIC Miami; RosaIreneBetancourt 10 / Alamy Stock Photo

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TECHNOLOGY

Miami location in 2018, with the support of anchor partners Visa, the Miami Downtown Development Authority and the Knight Foundation. The region’s strength in banking and finance provides a natural foundation for disruption, driving significant innovation in the fintech space; not surprisingly, nearly a fifth of South Florida’s total venture capital investments in 2018 went to fintech startups (Source: Refresh Miami). Miami’s tech professionals are also able to take advantage of increasingly sophisticated positions and a growing ecosystem ripe with conferences and networking opportunities, investors and support professionals seeking to capitalize on new products and services. Events like eMerge Americas, Black Men Talk Tech, Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest and a recent stop-over from The US Small Business Administration’s National SBIR Road Tour — whose focus was to connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding — reinforce activity, interest, research and job creation in this thriving industry.


JOB GROWTH

2012-2019

(SOURCE EMSI, 2019)

2012

2019

% CHANGE

33,289 43,515 31% Average Salary Number of Employees International trade has long been a driving force behind Miami-Dade’s rise to economic prominence. Its assets include Miami International Airport (MIA), the No. 1 international cargo airport in the world; PortMiami, the closest U.S. port to the Panama Canal able to handle high-capacity container vessels; and a sophisticated warehousing, distribution and services community. The Miami Customs District, one of the ten largest in the U.S., manages more than $100 billion in total trade through its airports and seaports annually. As thought leaders in this sector, Miami-Dade is also investing in the next generation of trade and

logistics professionals with programs like Prologis’ Trade and Logistics Lab, launched in partnership with Miami-Dade Public Schools. “With demand for skilled labor in logistics, transportation and fulfillment on the rise, job training programs that foster high-quality, rewarding career pathways have never been more important,” said Edward S. Nekritz, chief legal officer, Prologis. “Connecting with organizations like Miami-Dade County Public Schools allows us to build a pipeline of talented workers for the future, in addition to enhancing local economies and delivering superior customer service.”

Number of Companies

$57,382 43,515 2,652

WHO’S HERE: British Airways World Cargo CMA – CGM (Caribbean) DB Schenker USA/Latin America DHL Global Forwarding FedEx, Latin America and Caribbean Divisions Florida Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Florida East Coast Railway Hellman Worldwide Logistics Kuehne & Nagel Maersk MSC Cargo Ryder Integrated Logistics Seaboard Marine UPS Americas and the Caribbean

From top: serts/E+/Getty Images; Courtesy of GMCVB

From top: CIC Miami; RosaIreneBetancourt 10 / Alamy Stock Photo

OPPORTUNITY ZONES With 67 federally designated Opportunity Zones, Miami-Dade offers a variety of choices for tax-advantaged business and commercial real estate investment. “This is an excellent way to invest in communities that need new jobs and can benefit from business growth,” said Jaap Donath, Ph.D., SVP, Research & Strategic Planning, Miami-Dade Beacon Council. “We look at the locations of the Opportunity Zones, the types of current industries and the available workforce.” For instance, several Opportunity Zones are located in Miami International Airport (MIA), and are well suited for trade and logistics businesses. In September 2019, the Rockefeller Foundation and Smart Growth America (SGA) chose Miami-Dade as one of four U.S. cities for launching the National Opportunity Zones Academy. The new program will help Miami

drive sustainable growth in Opportunity Zones by attracting socially responsible investment. As Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, president of The Rockefeller Foundation, said, “The Opportunity Zones Academy will prioritize mobilizing capital and helping cities meet the needs of those who live and work in Opportunity Zones.” Opportunity Zone funds that make qualifying investments in these designated neighborhoods can take advantage of significant capital gains tax benefits. However, those private-sector investments still need to deliver a positive return, said Donath. “Miami-Dade has the workforce, the transportation assets and the strategic location that appeal to investors,” he added. “In other words, we have all the pieces in place for investment success in Opportunity Zones.”

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In terms of design and facilities,

commercial real estate in Miami offers a broad selection of office inventory that combines world-class design and efficiency with the kind of amenities today’s workforce expects.

Inventory is situated throughout the

county, providing businesses with varied neighborhood options to best satisfy their needs. Numerous office markets — such as Brickell, Downtown Miami and Coral Gables — are readily accessible to mass

Business-focused Community

transit; those that are not, offer alternate

Average Direct Total Asking Lease Rate Vacancy % ($/SF/FSG/G/MG)

Brickell

10.7

46.42

Downtown Miami

22.2

42.19

Airport/Doral

11.2

32.02

Aventura

5.5

46.42

Biscayne Blvd.

22.7

continues to attract global capital, Miami offers recently built and renovated, quality office buildings, and a dynamic pipeline of new office and mixed-use projects located in established and emerging urban environments that appeal to international and domestic businesses.

exceptional quality of life offered in Miami,

it is important to assess the county’s

space, Miami is still one of the most

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advantages of commercial real estate.

affordable of major global markets in

Miami enjoys a healthy supply of inventory,

terms of occupancy costs.

including office space, warehouse facilities

and more.

manifold advantages businesses can

access in Miami. A coveted lifestyle,

36.22

Coral Gables

8.5

40.80

Kendall

5.9

33.70

Miami Beach

7.7

47.20

Miami Lakes

16.5

24.33

North Miami

4.4

30.86

South Miami-Dade

19.7

27.27

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opportunities. As a growing city that

attractions, strategic global location and

4.1

79.3

also leverages great live, work and play

Having examined the myriad general

Coconut Grove

Wynwood/Midtown

Courtesy of Blanca Real Estate

56.75

Source: CBRE, 2nd Quarter, 2019

Submarket

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

services. Miami commercial real estate

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The county has ample build-to-suit

Finally, regarding the cost of office

Few cities in the world offer the

opportunities — from Downtown Miami,

cultural activities, welcoming business

Wynwood and Aventura, to the Miami

climate, diverse and multicultural talent

Airport area and beyond — giving

pool, a location offering convenient

companies the opportunity to design

direct flights across the globe, and highly

their own corporate environment with the

desirable commercial real estate inventory,

amenities and features relevant to attract

combine to create an ecosystem where

and retain talent.

lives flourish and companies thrive.

Courtesy of GMCVB

OFFICE REAL ESTATE MARKET STATISTICS

options, like trolleys and freebie shuttle


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GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS As the United States economy reached its longest expansion in history, so has the Miami-Dade commercial real estate market. The market has recorded positive net absorption, strong leasing activity and an influx of capital investment.”

BENIHANA

– DONNA ABOOD, PRINCIPAL, MANAGING DIRECTOR – MIAMI, AVISON YOUNG

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES

NATIONAL RANKINGS

BRIGHTSTAR CORP. BURGER KING

1 # 1 # 1 # 1 # 1 # 1 # 1 # 2 TOP 10 #

CARNIVAL CORP. GREENBERG TRAURIG INTERVAL LEISURE GROUP LENNAR CORPORATION

NOVEN PHARMACEUTICALS PERRY ELLIS INTERNATIONAL ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES

AVERAGE ASKING RENT RATE* ($/SF/FS)

RYDER SYSTEM SOUTHERN GLAZER’S WINE & SPIRITS WORLD FUEL SERVICES CORP.

Source: The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Research & Strategic Planning Department, 2019

Best cities for business in Latin America (AméricaEconomía Magazine)

Happiest place to work in the U.S. (Forbes) City for women entrepreneurs (Small Business Trends 2019) State for Higher Education (US News & World Report 2019) City for startup activity (Kauffman Foundation 2019) Cruise port in the world (PortMiami) Most transit-accessible U.S. airport (Mobility Score) Fastest growing large U.S. City (WalletHub 2018) Most dynamic cities (Point2Homes 2019)

EXPERIENTIAL RETAIL TAKING SHAPE IN MIAMI** CONSTRUCTION PIPELINE*

^

^Total Vacancy: 3.9 ^Lease Rate: $38.49 PSF

Net Absorption: 217,000 SF

^

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Completions: 109,000 SF

6

40

4

35

2

*Source: Avison Young

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30

Q4 2014

Q4 2015

Q4 2016

Q4 2017

Q4 2018

Q4 2019

25

VACANCY RATES AVERAGE ASKING LEASE RATE

**Source: CBRE Research, Q2 2019


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EDUCATION & WORKFORCE TALENT Education is key in Miami-Dade County, with top-quality primary education and worldrenowned institutions of higher learning all striving to nurture tomorrow’s workforce.


B E A C O N C O U N C I L . C Barry O MUniversity

Courtesy of Barry University Courtesy of Florida International Images University Luis Alvarez/DigitalVision/Getty


ED U C AT I O N & WO RK F O RCE TA L EN T

A STRONG FOUNDATION

M

iami-Dade County’s public and private schools, one of the na-

education, the system recommends

tion’s most advanced and diversi-

Information Technology (IT) courses,

fied educational systems, strive

especially in cybersecurity and AI, which

to exceed the academic needs of

are in great demand. “We work very closely

all its students. The county’s 476 public schools

educate more than 350,000 Pre-K to 12 students and 150,000 adult learners, while

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industries,” Carvalho continued. To prepare students for workforce

81,000 students.

development via an online course, which we require for all internship experiences,”

United States, Miami-Dade County Public

Carvalho said. Soft skills encompass

Schools has won widespread recognition

people or interpersonal skills, such as

for its excellence. The district was awarded

communicating effectively, the ability to

an “A” rating from the Florida Department

listen to others, empathy, creativity, time

of Education for the 2018-2019 academic

management, problem solving, critical

year, the second year in a row.

thinking, conflict resolution and others. Miami-Dade public schools emphasize

schools in Florida, according to U.S. News

the importance of industry certification,

& World Report, and 99 percent of schools

since many employers are now asking for

rated A, B or C had a graduation rate of 89

credentials such as Occupational Safety

percent (among traditional public schools).

and Health Administration (OSHA) for

In addition, students who took the

– ALBERTO M. CARVALHO, SUPERINTENDENT, MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

One Goal program to identify high-demand

more than 460 private schools serve over

The county is home to 13 of the top 20

with the Beacon Council’s One Community

readiness, “we recommend soft skills

The fourth largest school district in the

We have a long-standing commitment to providing all students — regardless of their background — with access to our system’s most rigorous academic courses.”

For students interested in a technical

May 2019 Advanced Placement exams demonstrated an overall passing rate of 57 percent, up 2 percent from 2018. “One size fits none at Miami-

construction and logistics, a major source of regional employment. In Career and Technical Education (CTE), the most popular clusters are Health Sciences, Information Technology (IT)

Dade County Public Schools,” said

and Creative Design. Within the options

Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho.

for IT, the most popular are Gaming and

“We have more than a thousand choice

Animation, Robotics, E-Sports, Digital

programs — something to fit the academic

Design and Drones.

needs of all students.” Students who want to attend college can

“Not only do we continue to increase Advanced Placement (AP) participation

take Advanced Placement (AP) courses and

rates among our students, but the results

dual enrollment. This allows hundreds of high

of the 2019 AP exams once again shine

school students to graduate with college-

a light on our winning formula for 21st-

credit courses, if they pass the AP exam,

century teaching and learning. At M-DCPS,

potentially earning an Associate’s Degree

we never rest in the pursuit of accelerating

along with their high school diploma.

excellence.”


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The University of Miami

CONTINUING EDUCATION

“E

“One of the most important ways that

including Miami Dade College (MDC),

South Florida can improve the quality

the largest institute of higher learning in

of the workforce is for our colleges and

the U.S., and two research universities:

universities to strive to ensure that those

the University of Miami (UM) and Florida

we graduate have both the skill sets, hard

International University (FIU).

and soft, that the private sector needs,”

UM in Coral Gables, one of the

said Jerry Haar, Director of Executive and

nation’s top private universities, prides

Professional Education at the FIU College

itself on being at the cutting edge of

of Business.

ducation is undergoing a

innovation and career opportunities. With

Barry University, one of the largest

revolution in the ways we exchange

more than 17,000 students, UM is a major

Catholic universities in the Southeast,

information, teach and learn,”

research university, with hundreds of

offers more than 100 bachelor’s,

said Dr. Julio Frenk, President

studies underway, particularly in medicine,

master’s and doctoral degree programs

of the University of Miami and

marine science and engineering.

in more than 100 areas of study. St.

the incoming Chair of the Miami-Dade

Courtesy of the University of Miami

has six major colleges and universities,

FIU is Miami’s first and only public

Thomas University in Miami Gardens

Beacon Council’s Academic Leaders

research university offering bachelor’s,

develops leaders in business, justice,

Council. “This requires us to innovate

master’s and doctoral degrees. With a

ministry, science and other fields, while

and to adopt a flexible, open and holistic

student body of more than 58,000, FIU is

Florida Memorial University — the only

approach that we call Education for Life.”

among the top 10 largest universities in

historically black college or university in

the nation and boasts 115,000 alumni who

Miami — has 41 undergraduate programs

live and work in South Florida.

and four master’s degree programs.

To meet the educational needs of the county and the country, Miami-Dade

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tech accelerators such as 500 Startups and Endeavor.” Finneran continued, “Furthermore, from broad-based computer science to cybersecurity, blockchain, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and gaming design,

TALENT DEVELOPMENT NETWORK IN ACTION

K

Florida International University (FIU), the University of Miami, Miami Dade College (MDC) and FAU are rapidly expanding their tech offerings and degree programs to educate the next generation of degree professionals. Beyond these initiatives, coding

aseya, an international

system’s career and technical courses,

software company working in

the Beacon Council and its Academic

IT management, is one of a

Leaders Council — made up of the

spate of Miami-based high-

presidents of six Miami-Dade colleges

tech companies that rely on a

and universities and the Superintendent

steady supply of highly skilled talent.

of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

“Kaseya has been one of the biggest

— has helped create more than 500

proponents and champions of the

internships through its innovative Talent

talent market here in South Florida

Development Network (TDN).

— and Miami in particular — as we

The leadership council encourages

have expanded our U.S. headquarters

companies to offer paid internships

in Downtown Miami over the past

and post them on the TDN website

several years,” explained Ken Finneran,

(tdnmiami.com), offering a single,

Kaseya’s Vice President of Global

easy-to-access site where students

Human Resources.

can find out about available internship

“The Miami-Dade Beacon Council

opportunities. TDN links students with

has been an active partner with Kaseya

internships at 400 industry partners,

over the last 18 months in support of

matching real business needs with

the company’s community engagement

current study programs.

efforts,” Finneran said. These include

“We have found that the South

introducing Kaseya executives to other

Florida tech ecosystem is working

key players interested in building the

collaboratively to overcome the broad

tech ecosystem and connecting the

perception of a talent gap. For example,

company’s human resources team to

Miami is already recognized as the #1

the Talent Development Network and

city in the nation for entrepreneurship,

Academic Leadership Council.

and many of these entrepreneurs are

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actively innovating within the exciting

camps such as Ironhack, Wyncode and Launchcode are helping create the coders and programmers needed by Miami’s growing tech community.” During the first several months of 2019, Kaseya hired seven customer service interns and two account management interns from FIU, which continues to leverage Kaseya software in certain computer science and automation classes. Over the past three years, Kaseya has hired over 20 interns from FIU, with over 85 percent of those interns transitioning to fulltime employee status, he added. In 2019, Kaseya also partnered with MDC as one of the pilot organizations for a year-long Help Desk Technician apprenticeship program sponsored by the State of Florida. “Kaseya has been an acknowledged leader in fostering successful partnerships with a number of public and private educational institutions and organizations to prepare young professionals for a challenging, fastmoving, highly rewarding career in technology,” Finneran said.

Courtesy of Miami Dade College/MAGIC

ED U C AT I O N & WO RK F O RCE TA L EN T

Miami Dade College, MAGIC Program


Courtesy of Miami Dade College/MAGIC

The Task Force opens doors to young professionals, engaging them through exclusive events and activities with top-level individuals to cultivate personal and professional growth. This year, for example, task force members had a roundtable with Knight Foundation CEO Alberto Ibargüen and received professional coaching advice from Jody Ann Johnson, CEO and co-founder of Action Coach. The Task Force is also planning to provide expert coaching on public speaking and personal brand development. The Task Force is open to any young professional under 40 years of age and a Beacon Council member. For more information, call Sardou Mertilus at 305-330-7849.

OCCUPATION PROJECTIONS FOR TARGET INDUSTRIES (2018–2026 Projected Growth) Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Employment Projections, 2019

AVIATION Aerospace Engineers Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians Avionics Technicians Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

% 10.9 7.6 10.1

CREATIVE DESIGN (CONTINUED)

%

Industrial Engineers

9.4

Mechanical Engineers

16.0

Engineers, All Other

10.1

Music Directors and Composers

10.1

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM Food Service Managers Lodging Managers

10.8 8.6

Supervisors, Food Preparation and Serving Workers

12.4

Chefs and Head Cooks

12.0

Commercial Pilots

11.3

First-Line Supervisor of Food Preparation & Serving Workers

12.5

Airfield Operations Specialists

10.0

LIFE SCIENCES

8.1

BANKING & FINANCE

Microbiologists

8.0

Accountants and Auditors

11.6

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate

17.5

Biological Technicians

5.8

Budget Analysts

9.4

Chemical Technicians

6.1

8.2

Credit Analysts

12.0

Forensic Science Technicians

17.5

Financial Analysts

13.2

Life, Physical and Social Science Technicians, All Other

10.8

Personal Financial Advisors

21.2

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

8.1

Financial Examiners

10.2

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

21.5

Loan Officers

12.3

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

14.0

Tax Preparers

12.9

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

22.4

Financial Specialists, All Other

15.9

Nuclear Medicine Technologists

11.0

Financial Managers

18.7

Radiologic Technologists

13.6

Billing and Posting Clerks

14.5

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists

14.5

Financial Clerks, All Other

12.8

TECHNOLOGY

CREATIVE DESIGN

Computer Systems Analysts

7.2

Art Directors

9.4

Computer Programmers

-1.5

Multimedia Artists and Animators

9.4

Software Developers, Applications

22.5

Graphic Designers

8.4

Software Developers, Systems Software

12.2

Interior Designers

10.5

Web Developers

11.1

Producers and Directors

13.4

Database Administrators

12.0

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

16.3

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

8.0 8.4

Broadcast Technicians

5.5

Computer Network Architects

Sound Engineering Technicians

7.2

Computer User Support Specialists

13.5

Photographers

4.1

Computer Network Support Specialists

10.4 11.3

Camera Operators, Television, Video and Motion Picture

11.5

Computer Occupations, All Other

Film and Video Editors

17.5

Computer Hardware Engineers

Architectural and Engineering Managers

11.5

TRADE & LOGISTICS

Advertising and Promotions Managers

10.5

Transportation, Storage and Distribution Managers

Marketing Managers

12.6

Cargo and Freight Agents

Civil Engineers

15.1

Shipping, Receiving and Traffic Clerks

4.4

Electrical Engineers

10.7

Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers

10.7

Electronics Engineers, Except Computer Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining

2.8 12.7

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NEW LEADERS TASK FORCE: ” To help combat ‘brain drain’ and the exodus of young professionals from the community, the Miami-Dade Beacon Council partnered with a core group of young professionals around 2011 to create what is now the New Leaders Task Force,” said Sardou Mertilus, CPA, Audit Manager at RSM US LLP and Chairman of the Task Force.

Production, Planning and Expediting Clerks First-Line Superv. of Material-Moving Vehicle Operators

7.7 9.1 11.5

7.3 12.1

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AT A GLANCE TOP 10 PRIMARY LANGUAGES SPOKEN BY K-12 STUDENTS AT HOME*

ENROLLMENT IN ADVANCED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS 2018-2019 TOTAL: 45,788 Cambridge AICE Program 5,069

Students attending Miami-Dade County Public Schools speak more than 50 different languages and represent over 160 countries. The No. 1 language is Spanish. LANGUAGE Spanish Haitian Creole Portuguese French Russian Zhongwen (Chinese) Arabic Italian Creole Vietnamese

Dual Enrollment Program 8,185

NUMBER OF STUDENTS USING AS HOME LANGUAGE 181,839 11,906 2,296 1,372 1,117 678 472 471 386 337

International Baccalaureate Program 1,442

Miami-Dade County Public Schools offers many options for advanced academic programs. Advanced Placement Program 31,092 Source: Miami-Dade Public Schools, Statistical Highlights, 2018-2019

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT 2019 RANKS MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SCHOOLS AMONG THE BEST IN THE NATION

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY ENROLLMENT IN UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS INSTITUTION

26 # 36 # 41 # 51 # 59 # 79 # 98 #

School for Advanced Studies Homestead School for Advanced Studies – South International Studies Charter High School Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH) Young Women’s Preparatory Academy Archimedean Upper Conservatory Charter School Jose Marti Mast 6-12 Academy

*Source: Statistical Highlights, 2018-2019, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

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Source: Miami-Dade Beacon Council, 2018

ENROLLMENT

1,189 4,227 7,186 17,331 58,064 151,847 239,844


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GLOBAL ADVANTAGES With a gateway location in the center of the Western Hemisphere, MiamiDade is a powerful magnet for global investment and one of the world’s most important business centers.


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Global Businesses Flock to Miami

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strategic location attracts inbound investment from Europe, Canada and Asia, as well as other U.S. cities. “We are seen as a very desirable market for multinationals from around the world,” he said.

In the aviation sector, United

Schwartz added that Miami-Dade’s

Miami-Dade’s business advantages

enius Plaza chose Miami-Dade

as the natural location to deliver

Kingdom-based Meggitt PLC recently

led Spanish financial institution ABANCA to open its first North American office

its multicultural educational

expanded its maintenance, repair and

in the Brickell Financial District to serve

technology platform to the

overhaul (MRO) center of excellence at

international businesses and retail

world. “Our recent expansion

Miami International Airport. “Miami is

customers. “This city is the natural gateway

to Africa demonstrated the need to be

an established aviation hub, centrally

for any organization that intends to build

in a global community,” said Ana Roca

located with a growing economy and

bridges between Spain, Europe, North

Castro, CEO and founder. “The global

a ready-skilled workforce,” said Tony

America and Latin America, as well as

connectivity and access to all markets

Wood, Meggitt’s CEO. “We know the

being a powerful magnet of opportunities,”

— beyond just Latin America — paired

required aviation talent pool is there if

said Juan Carlos Escotet Rodríguez,

with the diverse talent were just two

we need to expand in the future.”

chairman and president, at the opening

of the many reasons why relocating to

ceremony. ABANCA was the first foreign

Miami was the right choice.”

life sciences and finance, Miami-Dade

bank to receive a license from the Federal

I Squared Capital, a global

is one of the world’s most important

Reserve to operate in the United States in

infrastructure investment manager

international business destinations.

the past decade.

with more than $13 billion in assets

“We are the gateway to Latin

From technology and aviation to

Another financial company thriving in

under management, relocated its

America,” said David Schwartz,

Miami-Dade is Starwood Capital, which

headquarters from New York to Miami

president and CEO, Florida International

shifted its headquarters from Connecticut

in 2018. “Since moving to Miami we’ve

Bankers Association (FIBA). “We

to Miami Beach. Led by chairman and

been able to grow our team with top-

also have the cultural advantage of a

CEO Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital is

tier talent, and The Beacon Council has

large Hispanic population from many

a global private investment firm focused

been a valuable resource in helping

different cultures. We also have all the

on real estate and energy investments.

us understand Miami-Dade’s growing

professional support services, including

The firm and its affiliates have 13 offices

economy,” said Andreas Moon,

legal, accounting, insurance and medical

in five countries with approximately 4,000

managing director.

all here in one place.”

employees.

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DESTINATION


from 19 daily flights to more than 350 flights to 127 destinations,” said Juan Carlos Liscano, vice president, AA Miami Hub. “As American celebrates the 30th anniversary of its Miami hub this year, our commitment to the community remains stronger than ever.

As American celebrates the 30th anniversary of its Miami hub this year, our commitment to the community remains stronger than ever. We know that what’s good for MiamiDade is good for American.”

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– JUAN CARLOS LISCANO, VICE PRESIDENT, AMERICAN AIRLINES’ MIAMI HUB

international passenger and cargo airports

backbone access to 160 network carriers,

with more flights to Latin America, the

and is a high-speed pathway for data traffic

Caribbean and Central America than any

around the world.

other airport. Its largest carrier, American

Airlines, plans to add flights to three

WorldTM, as well as a leading cargo seaport,

Latin American cities in 2020. “We have

PortMiami is undergoing an unprecedented

experienced unprecedented growth over

terminal expansion program. “PortMiami’s

the past three decades; from nearly 200

collaborative commitment to serving its

We know that what’s good for Miami-Dade is ith assets like Miami

good for American.”

International Airport (MIA),

PortMiami and NAP of the

pharmaceuticals, flowers, seafood, medical

Americas, Miami-Dade provides

devices, electronics and other goods. In 2015,

convenient global connectivity

MIA was the second airport in the world to be

MIA supports a dynamic flow of

for passengers, cargo and data. That’s a key

designated a pharmaceutical freight hub by

advantage for companies in virtually every

the International Air Transport Association.

business sector, including logistics, tourism,

real estate, retail, manufacturing, finance

locations for data services and connections.

and professional services.

The Network Access Point of the Americas,

operated by Equinix, provides secure

MIA is one of the world’s busiest

Miami-Dade is also one of the world’s top

Long known as the Cruise Capital of the

cargo and cruise customers is at the core of its continued success,” said Juan Kuryla, director. “It’s through productive partnerships that we’re able to grow. Our collaboration is critical for the continued growth and creation of new jobs and opportunities in our region.”

Carnival Corporation, Norwegian Cruise

Line Holdings, Ltd., and MSC Cruises are building new passenger terminals, along with Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages, whose first ship, Scarlet Lady, is scheduled to sail from Miami in April 2020. “Miami is now the hub of the Virgin brands in the United States,” said Tom McAlpin, CEO, Virgin Voyages. Branson’s Virgin Trains USA now operates a passenger rail line connecting downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach with an extension to Orlando scheduled in the future. Disney Cruise Lines is also planning a new Miami International Airport

terminal, and Royal Caribbean completed its project in 2018.

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team members to more than 13,500 and


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CONVENIENT WORLDWIDE AIR ACCESS FROM MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

REGIONS SERVED WITH NON-STOP DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FLIGHTS

United States

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Canada

2

South America

26

Central America

10

Mexico

9hrs.

5

Caribbean

40

Europe/Middle East Total

22 157

Moscow London

6hrs.

Montreal Toronto

Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles

Atlanta

Dallas Houston

Boston New York Washington, D.C

Havana Grand Cayman Mexico City

Barbados San José Panama City

Caracas Bogota

Cali

Quito

Guayaquil Lima

Rio de Janeiro Sao Paulo

Santiago

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Barcelona

Rome

Madrid

Doha

San Juan

Santo Domingo

Guatemala City

Milan

Lisbon

2hrs.

MIAMI

Berlin

Frankfurt Paris

Buenos Aires


AIRPORT WEEKLY CODE FLIGHTS

DESTINATION

AIRPORT WEEKLY CODE FLIGHTS

DESTINATION

Antigua and Barbuda, Leeward Islands

Antigua

ANU

7

France

Paris Charles de Gaulle Apt

CDG

17

Argentina

Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini

EZE

34

France

Paris Orly Apt

ORY

4

Argentina

Cordoba

COR

4

Germany

Duesseldorf International Airport

DUS

4

Aruba

Aruba

AUA

18

Germany

Frankfurt International Apt

FRA

7

Austria

Vienna International

VIE

4

Grenada, Windward Islands

Grenada

GND

7

Bahamas

Freeport

FPO

12

Guadeloupe

Pointe-a-Pitre

PTP

1

Bahamas

George Town

GGT

11

Guatemala

Guatemala City

GUA

20

Bahamas

Marsh Harbour

MHH

5

Guyana

Georgetown (GY) 00

GEO

10

Bahamas

Nassau

NAS

72

Haiti

Cap Haitien

CAP

6

Bahamas

North Eleuthera

ELH

4

Haiti

Port au Prince

PAP

16

Bahamas

San Salvador (BS)

ZSA

1

Honduras

Roatan

RTB

2

Barbados

Barbados

BGI

18

Honduras

San Pedro Sula

SAP

19

Belgium

Brussels Airport

BRU

1

Honduras

Tegucigalpa

TGU

11

Belize

Belize City Goldson Intl Apt

BZE

12

Ireland

Dublin

DUB

2

Bermuda

Bermuda

BDA

7

Israel

Tel Aviv-yafo Ben Gurion International

TLV

3

Bolivia

Santa Cruz Viru Viru International Apt

VVI

7

Italy

Milan Malpensa Apt

MXP

12

Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba

Bonaire

BON

3

Italy

Rome Fiumicino Apt

FCO

7

Brazil

Belem

BEL

2

Jamaica

Montego Bay

MBJ

17

Brazil

Brasilia

BSB

9

Jamaica

Norman Manley Intl

KIN

21

Brazil

Fortaleza

FOR

10

Martinique

Fort de France

FDF

5

Brazil

Manaus Eduardo Gomes International

MAO

8

Mexico

Cancun

CUN

35

Brazil

Recife

REC

2

Mexico

Guadalajara

GDL

3

Brazil

Rio de Janeiro Galeao-A.C.Jobim Int Apt

GIG

7

Mexico

Merida

MID

7

Brazil

Salvador

SSA

1

Mexico

Mexico City Juarez Intl

MEX

64

Brazil

Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl Apt

GRU

28

Mexico

Monterrey Mariano Escobedo Intl

MTY

7

Canada

Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau Int Apt

YUL

15

Morroco

Casablanca Mohammed V Apt

CMN

3

Canada

Toronto Lester B Pearson Intl

YYZ

34

Netherlands

Amsterdam

AMS

2

Cayman Islands

Cayman Brac

CYB

1

Nicaragua

Managua

MGA

17

Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman

GCM

24

Norway

Oslo Gardermoen Airport

OSL

0

Chile

Santiago (CL)

SCL

18

Panama

Panama City Tocumen International

PTY

56

Colombia

Barranquilla

BAQ

14

Peru

Lima

LIM

35

Colombia

Bogota

BOG

55

Poland

Warsaw Frederic Chopin

WAW

4

Colombia

Cali

CLO

14

Portugal

Lisbon

LIS

7

Colombia

Cartagena

CTG

14

Puerto Rico

San Juan Luis Munoz Marin Intl Apt

SJU

40

Colombia

Medellin Jose Maria Cordova Intl

MDE

26

Qatar

Doha

DOH

5

Colombia

Pereira

PEI

3

Russian Federation

Moscow Sheremetyevo International Apt

SVO

4

Costa Rica

Liberia

LIR

10

Saint Kitts and Nevis, Leeward Islands

St. Kitts

SKB

10

Costa Rica

San Jose Juan Santamaria Apt

SJO

18

Saint Lucia

Hewanorra Intl

UVF

11

Cuba

Camaguey

CMW

7

Spain

Barcelona Apt

BCN

7

Cuba

Havana

HAV

56

Spain

Madrid Adolfo Suarez-Barajas Apt

MAD

28

Cuba

Holguín

HOG

7

St. Maarten (Dutch Part)

St. Maarten

SXM

7

Cuba

Juan G Gomez Intl

VRA

7

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

St. Vincent

SVD

1

Cuba

Santa Clara

SNU

12

Switzerland

Zurich Airport

ZRH

7

Cuba

Santiago de Cuba

SCU

7

Trinidad and Tobago

Port of Spain

POS

21

Curaçao

Curaçao

CUR

12

Turkey

Istanbul Ataturk Airport

IST

7

Denmark

Copenhagen Kastrup Apt

CPH

0

Turks and Caicos Islands

Providenciales

PLS

18

Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata

POP

11

United Kingdom

London Gatwick Apt

LGW

7

Dominican Republic

Punta Cana

PUJ

17

United Kingdom

London Heathrow Apt

LHR

35

Dominican Republic

Santiago (DO)

STI

11

Uruguay

Montevideo

MVD

6

Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo Las Americas Intl

SDQ

32

Venezuela

Barcelona

BLA

3

Ecuador

Guayaquil

GYE

13

Venezuela

Caracas

CCS

1

Ecuador

Quito

UIO

21

Virgin Islands, U.S.

St. Croix Henry E. Rohlsen Apt

STX

11

El Salvador

San Salvador (SV)

SAL

18

Virgin Islands, U.S.

St. Thomas Cyril E King Apt

STT

11

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Among Miami-Dade County’s international business assets are its foreign trade zones, or FTZs. Federally designated foreign trade zones are designed to stimulate economic development, because companies operating in FTZs can reduce, delay or eliminate duty payments on imported and exported products.

TRADE AND LOGISTICS

“We’ve seen tremendous growth in FTZs in Miami-Dade,” Goldfarb continued, “with about 80 FTZs actively operating, and I expect this to continue.” A major development for MiamiDade in 2019 was the implementation of a first-of-its-kind, expedited shipping service between Miami and Brazil

Grantee: Greater Miami Foreign Trade Zone 2305 NW 107th Avenue, Doral, FL 33137 Tel: 305-591-4300

HOMESTEAD FTZ NO. 166

being managed by Miami International

Grantee: Vision Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc. 2804 N.E. 8th Street, Homestead, FL 33033

Airport (MIA), Correios, Brazil’s national

Tel: 305-247-7082

called Compra Fora, or “buy abroad” in Brazilian Portuguese. This service is

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MIAMI FREE ZONE FTZ NO. 32

iami’s world-class trade and

Post Office, and a joint venture between

logistics industry continued to

Interport Logistics and SinerlogUSA,

expand and diversify in 2019.

which supplies a tracking system.

PORTMIAMI FTZ NO. 281

packages shipped from anywhere in

Grantee: Miami-Dade County 1015 North America Way Miami, FL 33132

compared to 2018,” said Gary Goldfarb,

the world and destined for Brazil are

Tel: 305-329-4035

chief strategy officer at the Miami-based

being sent to Interport’s FTZ in Miami-

Interport Group of Companies — a

Dade, and then moved to MIA for final

full-service supply chain management

shipment to Brazil.

“We’ve had a very strong year in logistics and international trade

firm — and the Chair-Elect of The Beacon Council’s Board of Directors.

Through Compra Fora, e-commerce

Brazilian individuals and companies

This is a huge advance in moving

purchasing e-commerce items overseas

packages to Brazil by the country’s Post

“Brazil is coming back to health,

via Compra Fora will be able to set

Office, and could be expanded to other

Colombia is improving, and Central

up individual accounts and pay any

countries, using MIA as an intermediate

America and the Caribbean nations are

duties and fees levied by the Brazilian

shipping center.

rebuilding. Our markets in Latin America

government. They will be able to track

“E-commerce is the wave of the

are doing well. All this means more

packages using Sinerlog. Packages are

future,” Goldfarb said. “Latin American

business in trade and logistics.”

pre-cleared for shipment by Correios.

countries want to have the same access

Miami-Dade continues to be a major

The packages, purchased by

to online products as we do in the

center for Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs),

Brazilians online, are then shipped from

U.S. Governments and their postal

which allow manufacturers overseas to

MIA by air cargo to Brazil and arrive at

organizations need to adapt. If other

park their merchandise in a duty-free FTZ

their destinations as domestic cargo

countries follow Brazil’s lead, Miami

and ship it to final customers in another

within a few days, compared to the weeks

would become the cross-border trade

country, thus avoiding any U.S. tariffs.

or months mail typically was delayed.

capital of the world for e-commerce.”

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ost non-U.S. citizens

with business associates; attend a

who plan to stay in

scientific, educational, professional

the country more

or business conference; settle an

than 90 days need

estate; or negotiate a contract, then a

a visa to enter the

business visitor visa (B-1) would be the

United States to visit, attend school or

appropriate type of visa for the travel.

work. There are two types of U.S. visas:

When attending an application

non-immigrant visas for temporary

interview, the traveler must be prepared

travel and immigrant visas for

with a passport, visa application, fee

relocation and permanent residence.

payment receipt and a photo. The

For those who want a U.S. visa for

The Miami traveler can be from anywhere in the world. Here, everyone is exposed to a variety of cultures. The brands we operate [within Miami International Airport] cater to this guest.” – SERGIO RODRIGUEZ, CEO, AREAS USA

consular officer at the U.S. Embassy or

the same as for a business visa. Anyone

temporary residence, the purpose

Consulate determines if an applicant

who applies for a visitor visa cannot be

of travel plays a key role in which

qualifies for the type of visa for which

employed during a stay in the U.S.

specific type is required under U.S.

he is applying. Additional requested

Foreign citizens who want to live

immigration law. There are categories

documents for a temporary visa may

permanently in the United States must

for both business and pleasure. Some

include evidence of the purpose of the

be sponsored by a U.S. citizen relative,

of the business-oriented categories

trip, a confirmation of intent to leave

U.S. lawful permanent resident or a

include seasonal workers, students,

the United States after the planned trip;

prospective employer. The sponsor

professors, physicians, journalists and

and/or the ability to pay all costs of the

begins the immigration process by filing

crew members. Each category has its

trip.

a petition on the foreign citizen’s behalf

own requirements and restrictions. If the purpose of planned travel to the United States is to consult

PLANNING AHEAD Visa applications are now subject to a greater degree of review than in the past so it is important to apply for your visa well in advance of your travel departure date. After the interview, some visa applications require further administrative processing. If required, this additional processing is usually completed within 60 days of the application date, though in some cases it takes longer. For more information visit uscis.gov.

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However, if the purpose of planned

with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration

travel is tourism; visiting friends or

Services. A U.S. employer can sponsor

relatives; rest; or is related to medical

certain skilled workers who will be hired

treatment, then a visitor visa (B-2)

into permanent jobs. The number of

would be the appropriate type of visa

visas issued each year is limited in some

for the travel. The required steps are

categories.

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AT A GLANCE PORTMIAMI TOTAL TEU’S* BY REGION

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TOP TRADE PARTNERS†

East 5% Middle 13% Europe /India/Africa /Med

BY TOTAL VALUE IN US DOLLARS (IN MILLIONS)

Brazil

$12,756

Colombia

$4,278

Chile

$3,959

China

$3,675

Singapore

$2,418

Argentina

$2,390

Germany

$2,212

Mexico

$1,953

Peru

$1,920

Costa Rica

$1,880

33% Asia

49%

*Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit Source: PortMiami, 2019

CARGO TEU’S* AT PORTMIAMI YEAR

TEU’S

2018

1,084,000

MIAMI CUSTOMS DISTRICT AS A PERCENTAGE OF U.S. TRADE BY REGION (2018)

2017

1,024,335

2016

1,028,156

2015

1,007,782

South Florida is a major trade hub for U.S. trade with the world, especially with Latin America and the Caribbean. The Miami Customs District is the 12th largest customs district in the United States and one of a handful with a trade surplus.

2014

876,708

Source: Miami International Airport 2019

REGION

% OF EXPORTS

% OF IMPORTS

Africa

1.28%

0.52%

0.84%

Asia

0.76%

1.15%

1.03%

Caribbean

35.40%

37.31%

35.98%

Central America

30.40%

36.81%

32.96%

Europe

1.88%

2.05%

1.98%

Middle East

1.55%

0.62%

1.06%

North America

0.25%

0.28%

0.27%

Oceania

0.55%

1.75%

0.95%

South America

27.86%

12.61%

20.86%

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Americas & Carribean

*Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit; Source: PortMiami, 2019

NUMBER OF PASSENGERS AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

TOTAL INTERNATIONAL DOMESTIC

50,000,000 37,500,000 25,000,000 12,500,000 0

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

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Spanning block after block of avantgarde imagery, there’s nothing quite like Wynwood. Stroll Wynwood Walls, a delightful outdoor gallery envisioned and brought to life by South Beach developer Tony Goldman and home to the highest concentration of street art in the country. The whole neighborhood currently boasts more than 70 art galleries, museums and art collections. Miami’s biggest art event is also one of the world’s most important. Each December, Art Basel Miami Beach welcomes contemporary art submissions from more than 260 galleries across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, drawing more than 83,000 art lovers from around the globe. Miami’s world-class performance troupes have vaulted onto the international stage, including Miami City Ballet, Florida Grand Opera and the New World Symphony. All are in residence at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, a striking glass-and-granite structure that


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presides over Downtown Miami’s Media and Entertainment District. The New World Symphony performs at its home venue, the Frank Gherydesigned New World Center in Miami Beach, and hosts a popular Wallcast series, which invites music lovers to enjoy concerts from the outdoor lawn as performances are screened against the wall. While Miami is a year-round international arts and culture capital, December heats up as Miami Arts and Heritage month. Art Basel draws scores of artists, gallerists, collectors and celebrities for a week of art fairs and parties. In addition to Art Basel, other art fairs like Scope Miami Beach, Prizm and many more spotlight local and international artists.

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ith celebrity chefs executing the latest techniques and plating, Miami is a global culinary crossroads where different cultures, cooking styles and ingredients meet deliciously on local menus. Asia and Peru fuse at La Mar by Gastón Acurio at the Mandarin Oriental on Brickell Key, featuring upscale nuvoAndean fare and Asian-Peru fusion

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cuisine along with pre-Columbian meat dishes and specialty cocktails. A seductive vintage atmosphere and delicious Italian specialties keep people streaming to Cecconi’s in the courtyard of Miami Beach’s Soho Beach House, serving handmade pasta, seafood and classic cocktails served from its beautiful old-worldinspired bar under string lights and a magical candlelight ambience.

TANTALIZING TASTES: As one of America’s great melting pots, it’s no surprise that Miami offers an incredible mélange of cuisines.

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The South of Fifth District on Miami Beach has become a must-dine destination thanks to places like Estiatorio Milos, where fresh seafood is served in impeccable Mediterranean style. “Top Chef” season 13 winner Jeremy Ford opened Stubborn Seed in the same district in 2018. Back on the mainland, dining at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables proves that the classics never go out of style, with the acclaimed Palme d’Or presenting contemporary French cuisine in Jazz Age style. Fontana offers a romantic Italian ambience in a lush, tropical and romantic setting in the hotel’s courtyard.

Beach, whose menu utilizes fresh, local ingredients and masterful techniques. James Beard Award winner Michelle Bernstein has been center stage on Miami’s restaurant scene for two decades. Popular with locals, her newest venture is Café La Trova in the heart of Little Havana, offering a contemporary take on

Cuban-styled dishes. The celebrated Michael Mina oversees 30 restaurants around the world and has put his stamp on Miami with Bourbon Steak at the JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa, International Smoke at Aventura Mall and Stripsteak at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

TOP CHEFS As in the realms of art, culture and entertainment, Miami leads the world in culinary innovation, a trend that started several decades ago when local chefs started blending influences from the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and Asia to create the region’s signature New World Cuisine. Today, Miami attracts the world’s top culinary talent, including James Beard Award-winning chef/restaurateur Michael Schwartz, who landed here in the early 1990s and opened his flagship restaurant, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in the Design District in 2007. His prize portfolio of dining concepts continues to grow with its newest incarnation – Tigertail + Mary, a Meyer Davis Studios-designed eatery in Coconut Grove. James Beard Award-nominated chef/ restaurateur José Mendín has captured many moods with his restaurant concepts, from Pubbelly Sushi – with multiple Miami locations – to Habitat in the 1 Hotel South BEACONCOUNCIL.COM

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rom gene therapies and robotic-assisted surgery, to predictive diagnostic tools and “smart” hospital beds, Miami-Dade is at the

forefront of innovative healthcare. Laboratory studies, clinical trials and bioengineering research

Philips Azurion FlexArm at Miami Cardiac Vascular Institute

are creating a fertile ground for innovations designed to improve patient satisfaction, engagement

of delivering care; and train the

telehealth options, such as its Care

of UHealth – the University of Miami

healthcare workforce of the

On Demand platform, allow patients

Health System, is South Florida’s

future. Today, a wide array of life

to have a virtual visit with a physician

only cancer center designated by

science, bioengineering and health

24/7 through a smartphone or

the National Cancer Institute. Using

information technology (health IT)

tablet. “With Care On Demand,

cutting-edge technologies, the facility

companies are finding success in

patients can see a doctor without

serves as a hub for cancer-related

their specialized markets. “Miami-

ever leaving home,” said Joe Natoli,

research, diagnosis and treatment.

Dade is the place where startup

Executive Vice President and Chief

healthcare companies come to

Administrative Officer at Baptist

grow,” said Richard J. Bookman,

Health South Florida.

Ph.D., Executive Dean for Research

and Training at UHealth — the

teamed up with the NBA’s Miami

University of Miami Health System,

HEAT to launch the Miami

and Chair of The Beacon Council’s

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Life Sciences & Healthcare

Institute (MOSMI), a 49,000-square-

Committee.

foot orthopedics facility adjacent

to Doctors Hospital in Coral

The area’s leading healthcare

For example, Baptist Health’s

Comprehensive Cancer Center, part

and outcomes; lower the cost

Gables. “This is a truly unparalleled

System, Baptist Health South

partnership that will make an

Florida, Nicklaus Children’s Health

incredible difference in the future of

System and Mount Sinai Medical

our institute, and in the expert care

Center — are exploring how best to

provided to our patients and the

support the healthcare innovation

community,” said Nelson Lazo, CEO,

ecosystem, investing in new centers

Doctors Hospital and MOSMI.

of excellence and offering patients

access to leading-edge treatments.

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s national ranking in Ophthalmological Care (U.S. News and World Report)

University of Miami Hospital and ClinicsUHealth Tower ranking in Ear, Throat and Nose Specialty (U.S. News National Ranking, 2019-2020)

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Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals.

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iami has been one of the

Miami, the only sub-tropical zoo in the

most exciting, desirable and

U.S. and one of the first free-range zoos

enjoyable destinations in the

in the country. Between Downtown

country for decades, but you

and Miami Beach, Jungle Island is an

could argue that there’s no

interactive park that brings visitors in

better time to move on over and make

close contact with exotic creatures.

Miami your home.

city shall provide. Upscale boutiques

Miami boasts three top-notch

If shopping is your pleasure, this

World-class accommodations, exciting nightlife, fine dining, great shopping, sports, arts and culture are signature Miami features.” – WILLIAM D. TALBERT, III, CDME, PRESIDENT & CEO, GREATER MIAMI CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

wildlife attractions. On Biscayne Bay lies

welcome you at Bal Harbour Shops,

the unparalleled Miami Seaquarium,

Wynwood, Mary Brickell Village, the

a park that combines educational and

Design District, Aventura Mall and

conservational efforts and spectacular

Brickell City Centre in Downtown

experiences with local (and exotic)

Miami, our newest and chicest retail

CityPlace in Doral, and Dadeland

marine life. In South Miami, more than

destination. Other shopping centers

Mall and The Falls in South Miami.

3,000 animals literally run wild at Zoo

include Lincoln Road, Dolphin Mall and

For many, the epicenter of the

county is Miami Beach, where the distinctive art deco architecture, boutique- and restaurant-lined promenade of Lincoln Road and the people-watching hotspot of Ocean Drive practically demand to be explored.

South Beach attracts droves

of locals and tourists every day, while a new shift takes over when the sun goes down and the party heats up. Other worthy pockets of eclectic nightlife can be found across the water in Buena Vista Images/Photodisc/Getty Images

Wynwood, Midtown Miami and Coconut Grove. Nightlife hot spots in Downtown Miami range from sophisticated hotel bars to unique 24-hour clubs. Everyone from music connoisseurs to dance mavens can find their perfect spot.

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LEVEL UP: Miami sports fans cheer on home teams playing from local universities through the professional level.

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want to experience an old-school Miami sporting tradition, visit Miami Jai-Alai, where you’ll get an up-close look at the “fastest game on Earth.”

Miami’s climate and green spaces

offer myriad opportunities for outdoor fun. On land, golf courses, tennis

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fields and basketball courts abound.

for all kinds of sports and

On the water, swimming and surfing,

recreation. For professional

snorkeling and scuba, boating and

sports, basketball fans will love

personal watercraft, and kayaking and

the energy at American Airlines

paddleboarding are among Miami’s most

Arena (AAA), where the Miami HEAT hold

popular recreational sports.

court. The retractable roof at Marlins Park

ensures perfect conditions year-round for

among the best in the country. Beyond

baseball’s Miami Marlins, while the uber

the world-renowned white sands of South

cool offerings inside will turn the game

Beach there are innumerable spots to

into a full-day event. The Hard Rock

soak in the South Florida sun. Similarly,

Stadium is home to the Miami Dolphins

you can find pockets of natural splendor

(the city’s oldest sports franchise), the

in Miami’s numerous scenic parks. Stroll

Miami Hurricanes and the Capital One

among the dense mangrove forests

Orange Bowl.

at Matheson Hammock Park in Coral

Gables; enjoy a quiet oasis at North

The world’s top tennis players gather

Miami’s beaches and parks rank

annually to compete at The Miami Open

Beach’s North Shore Open Space Park;

tennis tournament, which is now at

visit the largest remaining stretch of

home at Hard Rock Stadium. NASCAR

undeveloped beachfront in Miami-Dade

enthusiasts roar at Homestead-Miami

County at Haulover Park; they’re just a

Speedway, where the Ford EcoBoost 400

few of the outstanding parks this city has

caps the NASCAR season. And if you

to offer.

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courts, running and biking paths, soccer iami is the ideal destination


beach cruisers located at hundreds

is the Metrobus, which operates

of solar-powered DecoStations.

a fleet of more than 800 buses

covering 95 routes connecting every

Miami-Dade, hop on the new

neighborhood in the city.

Brightline, the pride of the city’s

urban transportation network

There are several ways to

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extensive transportation option

To reach destinations beyond

travel around Miami for free. The

and one of the most advanced

Metromover is an electrically-

passenger rail systems in the

powered, automated people mover iami has just about every kind

country. This privately-operated

that shuttles people to points of

of transportation you need to

express train connects southeast

interest in Downtown, including the

get around. That’s because of

Florida with Fort Lauderdale,

American Airlines Arena, Bayside

the extensive access visitors,

West Palm Beach and, eventually,

Marketplace and Museum Park. For

tourists and residents have

Orlando. You can also take a Tri-Rail,

a quainter ride, catch an orange and

to Miami, especially considering Miami

a double-decker commuter

green Miami Trolley, which operates

International Airport (MIA), which sees

rail line that connects Miami with

10 routes around the city. Finally,

more than 1,000 daily flights from more

Fort Lauderdale and West Palm

you can use your smartphone to

than 100 airlines.

Beach.

call a Freebee, an electric shuttle

that operates in Coral Gables, Key

Metrorail system provides service

sharing network, provides members

Biscayne, Miami and Miami Beach.

to MIA and runs from Kendall to

with the ability to reserve cars by the

northwest Miami-Dade. You can also

hour or day. To help alleviate future

Beach, Downtown Miami and other

hail a checkered Water Taxi that

traffic congestion on the roads, the

areas is the CitiBike Miami powered

ferries passengers between Bayside

county has introduced a new Smart

by DecoBike bike sharing program,

Marketplace, Miami River, Key

Traffic lights program, which use

giving locals and visitors at least 18

Biscayne and Miami Beach. The most

digital analysis to expedite traffic

years old easy access to nearly 2,000

through the city’s busiest areas.

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The city’s elevated rapid transit

A green way to get around Miami

Zipcar, the world’s leading car-

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UP & MOVING: The elevated Metromover is a free mass transit train that circles Downtown Miami.

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iami-Dade is recognized worldwide for its tropical climate, beaches, restaurants and nightlife. It is also known as one of the region’s most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, especially rising sea levels, and often lies in the path of hurricanes. Miami-Dade County fully understands the threats posed by these challenges and has responded vigorously. Communities have banded together to create a robust regional resilience strategy — Resilient305 — designed to preserve Miami-Dade’s unique qualities, defend against climate change hazards and permit citizens and cities to bounce back after natural or manmade disasters.

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adding water pumping capacity to combat sunny-day flooding, as well as other flooding events, Murley said. The City of Miami has been working on storm water issues and flooding along Brickell Bay and the Miami River. Miami International Airport — owned by Miami-Dade County — is constantly upgrading facilities to withstand flooding and hurricanes. And the county is also working to fortify its three sewage treatment plants. Confronting these challenges is expensive. Funding comes from the local governments themselves and other organizations. For example, Miami-Dade County was named the first partner of the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center of the Atlantic Council. The Center, established with a $25 million gift from Arsht and a $30 million grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, is committed to reaching one billion people with solutions for climate change, migration and security by 2030.

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RESILIENT305 INITIATIVE

Resilient305 (named after the Miami area code) is a carefully thought-out strategy, a collaboration between Miami-Dade County, the cities of Miami and Miami Beach, the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities organization and The Miami Foundation. Put into action in mid-2019, the flexible and comprehensive plan also addresses other major challenges: transportation, infrastructure, immigration, affordable housing and job growth. “Our county is the size of Rhode Island, and our problems don’t stop at political boundaries,” said Jim Murley, Miami-Dade County’s chief resilience officer. “Resilient305 – which currently contains 59 action items – was developed after nearly three years of studies and thousands of consultations with local residents, governments, businesses, international experts and other organizations,” he said. In Miami Beach, the city has already invested in raising road levels and


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COMMUNITIES Miami-Dade is known worldwide for its stylish urban neighborhoods. Find your perfect fit with this helpful communities guide.


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Coral Gables’ Pedestrian Mall on Giralda Avenue


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area’s first Black church, a library, a cemetery and a number of historical homes.

CORAL GABLES In addition to its quiet, tree-shaded streets and lovely homes, Coral Gables offers a host of attractions. Nature’s beauty and man’s ingenuity meet at Venetian Pool, described as “the world’s most beautiful swimming hole.” Explore the world of exotic plants at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Golfers can tee off at no less than four world-class golf courses — the Granada Golf Course, the Riviera Golf Course, the Deering Bay Golf Course and the Biltmore Golf Course. The Coral Gables Country Club is a beautiful venue constructed in 1924. The Miracle Mile area is home to many fine shops and restaurants.

WELCOME HOME

KEY BISCAYNE On Key Biscayne, Crandon Park offers two miles of beach, renowned golf and tennis facilities, as well as a full-service marina. At the island’s southern tip, Bill Baggs Cape To the north lies the oceanfront stretch of exclusive single-family homes

has a character and vibe all its

in one of the most envied addresses in

own, allowing new residents to

South Florida.

find their perfect neighborhood. Learn more about these unique

and varied communities.

BAL HARBOUR

MIAMI AND THE BEACHES HOUSING AND COMMUNITY LIVING OPTIONS Median Median Household Income Age

COCONUT GROVE

City

A little bohemian, a little Bahamian

Bal Harbour

3,117

48

$59,325

and altogether fascinating, “The

Bay Harbor Islands

6,080

40

$66,343

Grove” is a place where people can

Coral Gables

51,644

39

$100,254

Golden Beach

993

43

$152,940

Indian Creek

90

38

$239,999

Population

This exclusive beach town at the

stroll the streets and sample eclectic

northern tip of Miami Beach is a

shopping and cuisine. History and

pedestrian-friendly community of

heritage still echo through The Grove,

beautiful homes, world-class resorts

as you discover when strolling beside

Key Biscayne

13,130

41

$135,869

and shops. Bal Harbour Shops keeps

the bay at Peacock Park, visiting The

Miami

470,515

39

$39,010

the village feel with open-air walkways,

Barnacle or exploring the splendorous

Miami Beach

92,974

40

$53,531

fountains and palms leading the way

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. In

Sunny Isles Beach

22,494

43

$58,127

to a collection of shops that represent

nearby Coconut Grove Village West

the crème de la crème of the retail

you can learn about African-American

Surfside

5,922

46

$80,658

universe. Tucked next to Bal Harbour

and Bahamian settlers who arrived in

are the two islands of Bay Harbour.

the 1870s. Take a stroll and explore the

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MUNICIPALITIES AND THE YEAR INCORPORATED 01. MIAMI , 1896 02. MIAMI BEACH, 1915 03. CORAL GABLES, 1925 33

04. HIALEAH, 1925

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05. MIAMI SPRINGS, 1926 06. NORTH MIAMI, 1926 31

07. NORTH MIAMI BEACH, 1926 08. OPA-LOCKA, 1926 09. SOUTH MIAMI, 1926 10. HOMESTEAD, 1913 11. MIAMI SHORES, 1932 12. BAL HARBOUR, 1946 13. BAY HARBOUR ISLANDS, 1947 14. SURFSIDE, 1935 15. WEST MIAMI, 1947 16. FLORIDA CITY, 1914 17. BISCAYNE PARK, 1933

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18. EL PORTAL, 1937 19. GOLDEN BEACH, 1929 20. PINECREST, 1996 21. INDIAN CREEK, 1939 22. MEDLEY, 1949 23. NORTH BAY VILLAGE, 1945 24. KEY BISCAYNE, 1991 03

25. SWEETWATER, 1941 26. VIRGINIA GARDENS, 1947 27. HIALEAH GARDENS, 1948 28. AVENTURA, 1995 29. UNINCORPORATED MIAMI-DADE 30. SUNNY ISLES BEACH, 1997 31. MIAMI LAKES, 2000 32. PALMETTO BAY, 2002 33. MIAMI GARDENS, 2003 34. DORAL, 2003 35. CUTLER BAY, 2005 32

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Florida State Park is home to a lighthouse

and exciting as you may dream it to be. The

built in 1825. The 95-foot whitewashed

Art Deco Historic District is one of Miami

red-brick tower is the oldest structure

Beach’s most popular attractions. You can

standing in Miami.

explore it on guided walking tours offered by

Nearby historic Virginia Key Beach

Park is listed on the National Register

We’re seeing an influx of businesses relocating or opening additional offices in Downtown Miami thanks to a thriving economy, a growing skilled talent pool and an unrivaled lifestyle that simply didn’t exist here 10 years ago... We are in the heart of the city, which is alive with people and activity.” – PHILIPPE HOUDARD, MIAMI DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD MEMBER AND ENTERPRISE COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR

Beach house fascinating museums,

facilities for all to enjoy. Here you will also

including The Bass museum, Miami Beach’s

find a pioneer among marine parks: Miami

contemporary art museum. A dramatic

Seaquarium. It covers 38 acres, with sea

Spanish Baroque building is home to The

turtles, manatees, wild birds and fish of

Wolfsonian — FIU, a museum exploring

every size and color.

advances made from the 1850s to the

DOWNTOWN MIAMI AND BRICKELL

1950s. The Jewish Museum of Florida — FIU is located in two beautifully restored

Boasting a booming business center and

synagogues. The Holocaust Memorial Miami

public parks, luxury hotels and cultural

Beach is identified by the stunning image of

venues, Downtown Miami’s striking

a giant sculpted hand reaching upwards.

skyline is an architectural testament to an

The sparkling seashore lines Miami Beach

impressive collection of historic landmarks,

for miles. North Beach Oceanside Park offers

futuristic structures and attractions like

wide open spaces and no hotel towers to

the Freedom Tower, now home to the

share the view. Lummus Park provides the

Museum of Art and Design at MDC.

palm trees and sand dunes that connect the

Bayfront Park is a lush 32-acre site on Biscayne Bay, while Museum Park connects

sparkling blue Atlantic with pastel-colored Ocean Drive.

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and

Fashionistas head directly to South

the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum

Beach’s shopping streets: Lincoln Road,

of Science. The Olympia Theater came

Collins Avenue, Washington Avenue and

of age in the Roaring Twenties, and the

Ocean Drive. European-flavored Española

Adrienne Arsht Center is home to Florida

Way offers laid-back cafés and stores.

the New World Symphony. Holding court at the massive American

The curtain is rising on concerts, comedy and theater at a number of venues, including the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie

Airlines Arena, the NBA’s Miami HEAT play

Gleason Theater, the Colony Theatre, the

to sellout crowds. The scenic MacArthur

New World Center and the Faena Theater.

Causeway connecting to Miami Beach is home to Jungle Island and Miami

LITTLE HAVANA

Children’s Museum.

Declared a national treasure by the National

South of the Miami River, the booming

Trust for Historic Preservation, this slice of

Brickell district is home to a wide array

the motherland created by Cuban exiles

of high-rise office towers, residential

in the 1960s hums with perpetual activity,

buildings, restaurants and bars. Here you’ll

especially along Southwest 8th Street,

find the laid-back Mary Brickell Village and

known as Calle Ocho. Cuban retirees gather

the stunning Brickell City Centre, boasting

to play dominoes at Máximo Gómez Park,

upscale shops, restaurants, entertainment

known as Domino Park.

and beautiful modern architecture.

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Many of the striking buildings in Miami

of Historic Places and offers a host of

Grand Opera, the Miami City Ballet and

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Many cigar factories and shops feature authentic rolling rooms. Little Havana also is home to unique shops selling items such as traditional guayabera shirts. Catch live music


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UNLIKE ANY OTHER: Discover the treasures of Miami’s rich and multicultural tapestry.

at Ball & Chain or cheer on the Miami

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT

SUNNY ISLES BEACH

Marlins in their state-of-the art home

Curators of modern interiors,

Sunny Isles Beach is a seaside enclave

stadium Marlins Park.

architecture and fashion can happily

where luxury residential towers

pass the time in the Miami Design

overlook its golden shoreline. It is

LITTLE HAITI

District, a local nexus of art galleries,

home to lush parks, like Heritage Park,

This community is a pillar of Caribbean

showrooms, creative services,

which hosts the Sunny Isles Beach Jazz

history, music and art, with the Little

architectural firms, designer stores,

Fest every fall. Spend a “spa” day at

Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC) at the

antiques dealers, cafés and bars.

one of the area’s elegant resorts and

forefront of its cultural programming.

enjoy an evening of fine dining.

The streets of Little Haiti bustle with

SURFSIDE

family-owned businesses, music stores,

Long walks on the beach were

WYNWOOD

book shops, clothing boutiques and

practically invented in this waterfront

Spanning block after block of avant-

authentic eateries. The Caribbean

haven just north of Miami Beach. The

garde imagery, there’s nothing quite

Marketplace — modeled after the

Surfside Community Center is home to

like it. The whole neighborhood boasts

Iron Market in Port-au-Prince — is

a recreation pool with lap lanes, plunge

countless art galleries, museums and

the place to shop for fine art and

pool and slide, a children’s activity pool,

art collections complementing the

handmade souvenirs, and to enjoy live

walk-up café, tennis facility, beachside

world-famous Wynwood Walls boasting

entertainment and island cuisine.

path and a dog park.

captivating imagery.

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the Dolphin Expressway (Route 836)

Miami Springs is adjacent to MIA and

is the main artery through this part of

offers visitors a glimpse into Miami’s

the community, running past Miami

peaceful side, with a wonderful small-

International Airport (MIA) .

town flavor. The Curtiss Mansion is one

DORAL

city is also home to the historic Miami

of residential districts, parks, cultural

Springs Golf and Country Club.

thriving commercial scene that includes

SWEETWATER

major media corporation and a portfolio

The adjacent city of Sweetwater bears

of multinational companies. Miami

the moniker “Little Managua” for its

International Mall and the Dolphin Mall

Nicaraguan population. The small town’s

outlets are easily accessible. CityPlace

fortunes and economic growth have

Doral and Downtown Doral offer a

been shaped by the main campus of Florida International University.

City

Population

Median Age

Median Household Income

Doral

63,327

34

$78,754

dynamic lineup of restaurants, shops,

Medley

898

35

$48,515

entertainment and nightlife venues.

Miami Springs

14,460

42

$59,158

Sweetwater

21,072

42

$39,513

West Miami

8,678

44

$49,442

Source: www.miamidadesites.com, 2019

of Pueblo Revival architectural style. The

Doral is a multifaceted neighborhood activities and international dining, with a

DORAL AND AIRPORT WEST HOUSING AND COMMUNITY LIVING OPTIONS

of the city’s most revered representations

MEDLEY

WEST MIAMI Less than a square mile long, the tiny city

North of Doral, the town of Medley is

of West Miami is located next to Coral

one of Miami-Dade’s industrial hubs.

Gables. The city was incorporated in

Its eight square miles draws more than

1947 and soon welcomed many soldiers

60,000 workers to its large and small

returning from World War II. Today it’s

businesses. Corporations here include

home to a largely Hispanic community

Cemex and Rinker Materials.

that enjoys quiet, single-family living.

BOOM TOWN: Doral continues to grow with exciting new offerings and businesses.

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CITY OF DORAL, FLORIDA Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez 8401 NW 53rd Terrace Doral, FL 33166 (305) 593-6725 x7000 www.cityofdoral.com Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @cityofdoral

GET TO KNOW THE CITY OF DORAL FROM ITS OWN MAYOR JUAN CARLOS BERMUDEZ: 1. What is the most rewarding aspect of being mayor of the City of Doral? a. Before becoming the Mayor of this great City, I first had a vision of a unified City working for the well-being of all its residents. I remember first living here with my young family and my daughters having no park to play in. I quickly knew that my kids, everyone’s kids, deserved better, and that is when I got involved in the work of founding the City along with a group of like-minded pioneers. It was incredibly rewarding to be the first Mayor of this City. From building our first parks to starting our Police Department, we truly built the City from the ground up. 2. What are the City’s most attractive offerings for potential residents? a. With top-notch residences and businesses in areas such as Downtown Doral, City Place Doral and Midtown Doral, more and more people are choosing Doral to live, work, learn and play. More state-of-the-art parks are in the works along with investments in public safety and infrastructure projects. Also, our proximity to the beach, Miami International Airport and connectivity through multiple highways makes us a central hub for anyone looking to enjoy other nearby attractions. Doral also offers various year-round events for all ages and interests. We have over 20 special events and cultural events with a combined estimated attendance of more than 80,000 attendees each year. These family events, which are

mostly free, include celebrations for the holidays, 4th of July, Hispanic Heritage Month and more. To remain informed, I encourage everyone to visit our website and to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 3. Have there been any recent developments? a. Doral is quickly evolving into a principal economic hub in Miami-Dade County that recognizes the importance of growth management and having a mix of uses guiding the growth of our City. One of the areas of the City that will benefit from the application of mixed-use development and innovative zoning districts is the industrial/commercial district located to the north of the Downtown Doral area. We are calling it “NODO” — North of Downtown Overlay District. The introduction of mix-uses will provide this district with greater business opportunities and create new jobs. The purpose of NODO is to facilitate the transition of this district to a vibrant mixed-use district that capitalizes on its proximity to the downtown core through the adaptive reuse of existing structures and some compatible redevelopment activities in a manner that reinforces investment in the downtown core. 4. Are you planning any new initiatives for the community in 2020? a. In 2020, the City of Doral will continue to enhance the community’s quality of life. We are hard at work to continue developing our world-class parks system through the Doral Parks Bond, which Doral voters approved in November 2018. The bond funds will be used to fund the construction of high-priority, city-wide projects that includes increased green and nature spaces, development of

Doral Central Park, construction of a cultural facility and more. I invite everyone to visit DoralParksBond.org to stay up to date with our progress and timeline. We’ll also be completing projects that will help mobility and connectivity with roadway improvements, Doral Trolley infrastructure improvements and the expansion of the new FreeBee service. 5. What is the makeup of current residents? Are they mostly families, singles, etc.? a. The City of Doral is a young municipality and one of the most diverse in the country. We have a lot of young families that have come for our great schools, parks, events and robust inventory of housing options. The Doral area is also home to a large number of highly ranked educational institutions, colleges and universities. A significant portion of Doral’s population holds a bachelor and graduate degree. We also have a lot of entrepreneurs that have come to our City to invest due to our business-friendly environment. 6. What main thing would you want potential residents to know? a. That the Doral they knew a few years ago has completely changed. We’ve evolved into a hot spot that offers luxurious accommodations, eclectic gastronomy, shops, nightlife and entertainment. Also, that that we are a culturally diverse City with a very strong sense of community. Each day the representation of this diversity grows as reflected by a thriving international dining scene, growing arts community and a well-educated workforce. We are seeing how Doral is a prime location for people to purchase a home, invest in a business and grow their families. BEACONCOUNCIL.COM 75


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encompassing Miami’s most

EL PORTAL

northernmost neighborhoods,

El Portal (“The Gate” in Spanish) was

Miami-Dade County’s North

named for the gates that once marked

Miami-Dade area boasts historic

its entrance. Founded in 1937, many of

destinations and luxurious

its single family homes and bungalows

housing options.

AVENTURA Aventura is one of Miami’s most fashionable destinations. The striking

are examples of the architectural styles that time. The area boasts majestic oak trees, and the village is a designated bird sanctuary.

residential towers of Aventura rise

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

over flowing waterways, lush parks and

North Miami Beach has a relaxed and

golf courses. Find luxury brands in a

casual appeal, particularly for young

beautiful setting in the upscale shops of

families. Its North Shore Historic District

Aventura Mall. And art lovers can find

is a showcase for Miami Modernist, or

the heart of the city’s cultural rhythm in

MiMo, architecture. Originally constructed

the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.

in the 1100s in Spain, the Ancient Spanish

MIAMI SHORES

Monastery is the oldest building in the Western Hemisphere. Numerous eateries

Stretching from Biscayne Bay almost

and sidewalk cafés, coupled with one of the

to I-95, the town of Miami Shores is a

most crowd-free stretches of beachfront in

middle-class community comprised

Miami at North Shore Open Space Park,

largely of single-family homes. Barry

are hallmarks of this charming city. Nearby,

University has its campus here, and the

you’ll find Oleta River State Park, Florida’s

Miami Shores Country Club offers great

largest urban park.

value to golfers. The triangular wedge of Biscayne Park lies between the municipalities of North Miami and Miami Shores. Incorporated in 1931, the village today

HISTORY GALORE: It’s not uncommon to find history around the corner, like North Miami’s 12th-century Spanish Monastery.

NORTH MIAMI AND NORTH BAY VILLAGE North Miami lies adjacent to Biscayne Bay and is home to the north campus of Florida International University (FIU), and the North Miami campus of Johnson & Wales University. The town’s

NORTH MIAMI-DADE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY LIVING OPTIONS

City

Median Median Household Population Age Income

Aventura

38,297

44

$62,613

Biscayne Park

3,205

39

$82,369

El Portal

2,542

40

$76,227

acclaimed Museum of Contemporary Art

Miami Shores

10,751

38

$106,188

(MoCA) was designed by world-famous

North Bay Village

8,484

35

$59,484

architect Charles Gwathmey. Today’s

North Miami

62,836

36

$42,294

North Bay Village lay under the waters of

North Miami Beach

44,438

37

$42,861

Biscayne Bay before 1940. Dredging and landfilling created the three islands that today comprise the town.

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is a multicultural residential community.


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TOTAL NUMBER OF HOUSING

POPULATION 2016

2021

44,601

47,902

SEX 2016

2021

Mayor Anthony F. DeFillipo 17011 NE 19th Avenue, 4th Floor North Miami Beach, Fl 33162 (305) 948-2986 www.citynmb.com Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @CityNMB

GET TO KNOW NORTH MIAMI BEACH FROM ITS OWN MAYOR ANTHONY DEFILLIPO: 1. What made you want to become mayor? a. Well, I must say that lots of dedication, hard work and good leadership over the past five years have led to unprecedented accomplishments. As a commissioner, I was part of that amazing team and a proponent for smart developments. I want to continue that trajectory of success and accomplishments. Thanks to the residents’ overwhelming vote of confidence in me. I am continuing a family legacy of public service since 1951 to the City, from my grandfather, my father and now myself.   2.  What is the NMB area known for?  a. NMB is a melting pot of culture. We have restaurants of all ethnicities. We are 93 years old and own the second largest water plant in the county, proudly serving over 200,000 water users and 5 municipalities. We have a magnificent fitness trail for biking and walking along Snake Creek Canal. Among our many accolades is recognition for being home to the Ancient Spanish Monastery, one of the most important monasteries in North America and the oldest building in the Western Hemisphere.    3. What do you feel are the area’s most popular attractions/sights? a. The Ancient Spanish Monastery is one of the highlights in our City. The Cloisters and Gardens are so beautiful that weddings and photo shoots must be booked years in advance. Built in 1925, our Fulford Fountain, which is being renovated, is in the National Registry of Historical Places.

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Male 48.01% Female 51.99%

LABOR FORCE STATUS 2016

Employed 92.66% Unemployed 7.34%

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2016

2021

Renter-Occupied Dwellings 44.79% Owner-Occupied Dwellings 55.21%

Renter-Occupied Dwellings 43.11% Owner-Occupied Dwellings 56.89%

Male 48.24% Female 51.76%

2021

Employed 92.65% Unemployed 7.35%

4. What amenities/offerings would you consider most valuable to potential residents? a. Our best amenity is a great quality of life. Our location is ideal. We are five minutes to the beach, five minutes to the Golden Glades interchange and right between the international airports, seaports and downtowns of Miami and Fort Lauderdale. We also offer a wide variety of housing options, quality schools, a low crime rate, and quiet, friendly communities.    5. What is the makeup of current NMB residents? Are they most families, singles, etc.? a. In previous years, our population skewed toward an older demographic, but that is changing. Today, families dominate our population mix, and the fastest growing segment is young families. There is also a tide of millennials attracted to and enjoying NMB’s live/work/play housing options and prime location. This is a trend that I expect to grow over the next 10 years.    6. Does the city currently host any events for residents? If so, what? a. We host many offerings to keep our residents involved and engaged, including our annual

Cyclovia event, Heart Health Walk, Monster Mash Bash and Snow Fest and Community Safety Day Parade. The best ways to stay informed about our exciting events are to register for our email updates at online and follow us on social media   7. How long have you lived in NMB? What is your favorite part of living here? a. I have lived in North Miami Beach all my life. My favorite part is the parks and recreation for my children, the trails to bike ride and enjoy the outdoors, as well as being next to the beaches. But most of all, the great culture and diversity of over 47,000 residents that make our city unique. BEACONCOUNCIL.COM 77

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rom its vast multicultural population

University of Miami Hurricanes football team

and beautiful parks to exciting sports

and the Miami Open tennis tournament. The

entertainment venues, the areas of

stadium is also the site of major concerts and

North and Northwest Miami-Dade

different types of festivals.

are home to some of Miami’s most

colorful neighborhoods.

HIALEAH AND HIALEAH GARDENS

suggests, this area is full of lakes — 23 to be exact — giving many homes lakefront views.

as Hialeah. The sixth largest municipality in

A traditional Main Street anchors curvy

Florida, this blue-collar city has a population

residential streets, tasteful corporate parks

of more than 220,000 and boasts the

and green spaces. Enjoy fine dining and

highest percentage of Cuban Americans in

shopping in a quaint ambience.

Opa-locka holds the distinction of having

other artists to live and work.

the largest collection of Moorish Revival

East of Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens

including a City Hall complete with minarets

popular among families for its high-quality

and elaborately painted domes. Opa-locka

public and charter schools. Property taxes

also has its own airport, which is used for

here are among the lowest in Miami-Dade,

private planes.

Hialeah

241,893

44

$34,707

and the city is considered one of the safest in

Hialeah Gardens

24,290

40

$48,358

the county.

Miami Gardens

115,007

35

$43,641

Miami Lakes

31,274

39

$76,839

Opa-locka

16,525

34

$22,077

2,479

41

$51.851

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architecture in the Western Hemisphere,

celebrated its 60th year in 2018. The city is

Population

Source: www.miamidadesites.com, 2019

OPA-LOCKA

neighborhood carved out for muralists and

City

Virginia Gardens

hometown than metropolis. As the name

of the city’s Cuban and Hispanic immigrants

The Leah Arts District is a slice of the

Median Median Household Age Income

Meticulously planned Miami Lakes is more

Few places in Miami are as representative

the country.

NORTH AND NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY LIVING OPTIONS

MIAMI LAKES

MIAMI GARDENS

VIRGINIA GARDENS Adjacent to MIA, Virginia Gardens is one of the smallest municipalities in the county.

Miami Gardens is the third largest city

However, its small-town vibe has attracted

in Miami-Dade County and the largest

a few major corporations. Boeing and Pan

predominantly African-American municipality

Am both have their flight training schools in

in Florida. It is home to Hard Rock Stadium,

Virginia Gardens, and Hispanic media giant

which hosts the Miami Dolphins, the

Televisa has its regional headquarters here.

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parks: the marshlands of Everglades

and bustle of Downtown

National Park to the west and the

Miami and its surrounding

barrier islands and coral reefs of

neighborhoods and you’ll

Biscayne National Park to the east.

discover rural Florida, a vast

These cities are also the gateways to

SOUTH MIAMI-DADE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY LIVING OPTIONS City

Population

area of farmlands, verdant suburbs

the Florida Keys. Miles of farmland

and small-town charm.

give Homestead its pastoral charm,

Cutler Bay

45,835

36

$71,702

but the city is also in the midst of a

Florida City

12,528

31

$33,349

CUTLER BAY

major urban revitalization. The Redland

Homestead

70,862

30

$46,680

Cutler Bay is a rapidly growing city

Tropical Trail, a route that runs through

Palmetto Bay

24,950

40

$112,966

of more than 40,000. With nine

Homestead and Florida City, features

parks, plenty of green spaces and a

family-owned, eclectic attractions like

Pinecrest

20,033

40

$157,365

picturesque coastline along Biscayne

the Robert is Here fruit stand, Monkey

South Miami

12,550

38

$63,315

Bay, it has attracted a community of

Jungle and the iconic and mysterious

young, vibrant families.

Coral Castle.

FLORIDA CITY AND HOMESTEAD

PALMETTO BAY

Thirty miles south of Miami,

Palmetto Bay holds the designation of

With its excellent school system and

Homestead and Florida City are

“Tree City USA” for its lush canopies

throwback charm, Palmetto Bay is

agricultural communities located

and “Play City USA” for its outstanding

home to more than 20,000 residents.

between two vastly diverse national

parks and recreational facilities.

Source: www.miamidadesites.com, 2019

PINECREST The affluent village of Pinecrest is one of Miami-Dade’s more exclusive municipalities. The city boasts numerous parks, but its crown jewel is Pinecrest Gardens — known as South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park — a pristine natural habitat of wetlands, hammocks and cypress sloughs that welcomes 150,000 visitors yearly.

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AT A GLANCE COST OF LIVING INDEX New York (Manhattan)

$

HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION*

242.5

2019

San Francisco COST OF LIVING INDEX 201.7

TOTAL

%

< $10K

87,093

9.02

ESTIMATED 2024

TOTAL

%

< $10K

80,480

8.05

Washington, DC

163.4

$10-$20K

99,545

10.31

$10-$20K

85,577

8.56

Seattle

156.1

$20-$30K

102,543

10.62

$20-$30K

95,214

9.52

Boston

151.2

$30-$40K

87,586

9.07

$30-$40K

80,286

8.03

Los Angeles

146.8

$40-$50K

88,528

9.17

$40-$50K

77,872

7.79

Chicago

120.1

$50-$60K

76,510

7.93

$50-$60K

76,727

7.67

Miami

114.5

$60-$75K

90,472

9.37

$60-$75K

93,824

9.38

NATIONAL AVERAGE

100.0

$75-$100K

116,418

12.06

$75-$100K

125,765

12.57

> $100K

216,635

22.44

> $100K

284,377

28.43

Source: Council for Community and Economic Research, Cost of Living Index, 2nd Quarter 2019

TOTAL NUMBER OF HOUSING* 2019

MIAMI-DADE POPULATION STATISTICS

TOTAL

Total Dwellings

%

1,034,349

ESTIMATED 2024

TOTAL

Total Dwellings

%

1,071,920

Owner-Occupied Dwellings

520,387

53.91

Owner-Occupied Dwellings

554,199

55.41

Renter-Occupied Dwellings

444,943

46.09

Renter-Occupied Dwellings

445,923

44.59

965,330

93.33

1,000,122

93.3

Housing Units Occupied

Housing Units Occupied

SIZE OF HOUSEHOLD* TOTAL

%

1 Person

236,623

23.66

26.78

2 Persons

270,441

27.04

179,476

18.59

3 Persons

185,842

18.58

4 Persons

155,519

16.11

4 Persons

159,860

15.98

5 Persons

80,276

8.32

5 Persons

81,860

8.19

6 Persons

35,426

3.67

6 Persons

35,905

3.59

2019

TOTAL

%

1 Person

225,546

23.36

2 Persons

258,484

3 Persons

ESTIMATED 2024

2,795,722 population

$52,269 median household income

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Median age

39 Male

48.6 % Female

TOTAL HOUSEHOLDS 2019 HOUSEHOLDS FAMILIES

TOTAL

965,330 N/A 669,674 69.37

*Source: Applied Geographic Solutions, 2019

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ESTIMATED 2024 HOUSEHOLDS FAMILIES

TOTAL

%

1,000,122 N/A 692,734 69.26

51.4 % 1,000+ 100+ multinationals

languages spoken

Source: www.miamidadesites.com, 2019


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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY MAYOR AND BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION Sen. Oscar Braynon Rep. Ana Maria Rodriguez

Chair Vice Chair

DELEGATION OFFICE Stephen P. Clark Center 111 NW 1st Street, Suite 1032 Miami, FL. 33128-1994 FLORIDA SENATE Carlos A. Gimenez Miami-Dade County Mayor

Audrey Edmonson District 3, Chair

Rebeca Sosa District 6, Vice Chair

Sen. Oscar Braynon II Sen. Manny Diaz Jr. Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez Sen. Jason Pizzo Sen. Anitere Flores Sen. Annette Taddeo

District 35 District 36 District 37 District 38 District 39 District 40

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Barbara J. Jordan District 1

Jean Monestime District 2

Eileen Higgins District 5

Xavier L. Suarez District 7

Sally A. Heyman District 4

Daniella Levine Cava District 8

OF REPRESENTATIVES Rep. Joseph Geller Rep. Sharon Pritchett Rep. Cindy Polo Rep. Ana Maria Rodriguez Rep. Barbara Watson Rep. Dotie Joseph Rep. James Bush III Rep. Jose Oliva Rep. Bryan Avila Rep. Nicholas Duran Rep. Michael Grieco Rep. Javier Fernandez Rep. Vance Aloupis Rep. Daniel Anthony Perez Rep. Kionne McGhee Rep. Anthony Rodriguez Rep. Juan Fernandez-Barquin Rep. Holly Raschein

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Dennis C. Moss District 9

José “Pepe” Diaz District 12

Javier D. Souto District 10

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Joe A. Martinez District 11

*Leadership positions known at time of print. More information on www.flsenate.gov and www.myfloridahouse.gov.

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY NEWCOMERS GUIDE Miami-Dade County is ready to welcome you! Get settled with these useful phone numbers and websites for forwarding mail, connecting utilities, getting a driver’s license, signing up the kids for school and much more. The Miami-Dade Beacon Council Tel: 305-579-1300 www.beaconcouncil.com NEWSPAPER SERVICES The Miami Herald www.miamiherald.com www.miami.com El Nuevo Herald Tel: 305-376-3535 www.elnuevoherald.com Miami Today Tel: 305-358-2663 www.miamitodaynews.com South Florida Business Journal Tel: 786-533-8200 www.bizjournals.com U.S. POSTAL SERVICE To change your address, pick up a “Change of Address” form at any U.S. Post Office, or visit www.usps.com/ moversguide to make the change online. Tel: 800-275-8777 www.usps.com DRIVER’S LICENSES The law requires you to obtain a FL driver’s license within 30 days of establishing permanent residency. New residents exchanging a valid out-of-state license for a FL license must pass vision and hearing tests only. Unmarried drivers under age 18 must have their license application signed by one parent or legal guardian. For replacement licenses, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles must be notified of a change in name or address within 10 days of muving. A state indetificationcard for non-drivers is also available with valid indentification. Florida Division of Driver Licenses Tel: 305-229-6333 www.flhsmv.gov 86

VEHICLE REGISTRATION In the State of Florida, a motor vehicle must be registered within 10 days of the owner either becoming employed, placing children in public school or establishing residency. Registering a motor vehicle is associated with the titling process. Proof of liability insurance is required. VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) verification is required for all used motor vehicles. Registration fees vary according to classification (private/ commercial use) and weight of vehicle. Tel: 305-375-3591 www.flhsmv.gov BOAT REGISTRATION All motorized boats operated on Florida waters must be registered and numbered with the State within 30 days of purchase. Fees are based on the length of the craft. Tel: 305-375-3591 www.flhsmv.gov ANIMAL SERVICES New residents bringing any dog over four months of age into Miami-Dade County must register the dog with the Department of Animal Services within 30 days of entering the county. They must obtain a license tag — available at the Department, Humane Society of Greater Miami shelters and individual veterinary offices — that the dog is required to wear at all times. Dogs, cats and ferrets must be vaccinated against rabies beginning at four months, and must be revaccinated every one or three years, depending on the vaccine manufacturer. Pit bulls are prohibited in Miami-Dade.

ELECTRICITY Florida Power and Light Residential Services: 305-442-8770 Commercial Services: 305-442-0388 www.fpl.com TELEPHONE AT&T Provider of local phone, Internet and TV services. Information/Customer Service Residential: 888-757-6500; 800-288-2020 www.att.com Commercial: Tel: 877-253-0009; 844-591-4898 www.business.att.com There are a number of long distance, cell phone and Internet providers serving South Florida. NATURAL GAS Florida City Gas Tel: 888-352-5325 www.floridacitygas.com TECO Peoples Gas Tel: 305-940-0139; Toll Free: 1-877-TECO-PGS www.peoplesgas.com MIAMI-DADE WATER & SEWER DEPARTMENT

Customer Service: 305-665-7477 24-Hour Emergency Call Center: 305-274-9272 www.miamidade.gov/wasd CABLE COMPANIES Atlantic Broadband Tel: 1-888-536-9600 www.atlanticbb.com

Animal Services Tel: 305-884-1101 www.miamidade.gov/animals

Comcast Broadband Tel: 1-800-XFINITY (934-6489) www.comcast.com

Humane Society of Greater Miami Tel: 305-696-0800 www.humanesocietymiami.org

AT&T U-verse Tel: 1-800-288-2020 www.att.com

Paws4You Rescue Tel: 786-242-7377 www.paws4you.org

DirecTV Tel: 1-800-531-5000 www.directv.com

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Dish Network Tel: 866-709-8678 • www.dishnetwork.com GOVERNMENT AGENCIES Florida State Government Tel: 850-488-1234 • www.myflorida.com Miami-Dade County Government Tel: 305-468-5900 • www.miamidade.gov Miami-Dade County Building & Neighborhood Compliance Main: 786-315-2000 Voice Response: 305-591-7966 www.miamidade.gov/building Voter Registration To register to vote in Florida, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age by Election Day and have proof of residency. Law requires an actual residence address; P.O. boxes are not accepted. (Qualified minors may preregister to vote at age 17 or when they receive a valid Florida driver’s license.) Tel: 305-499-VOTE (8683) www.miamidade.gov/elections Miami-Dade County Consumer Services Department This department protects consumers and mediates complaints. Tel: 305-375-3677 • www.miamidade.gov/csd Department of Environmental Resources Management Miami-Dade County offers “singlestream” recycling, meaning residents don’t have to separate recyclable materials. Recyclables are placed in 65-gallon wheeled carts issued by the county, and are picked up every other week. Tel: 305-372-6789 www.miamidade.gov/environment For information on recycling, places to dispose of trash and hazardous materials, and local environmental programs: Tel: 877-EARTH-911 • www.earth911.com MUNICIPALITIES Aventura 305-466-8910 19200 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL 33180


Bay Harbor Islands 305-866-6241 9665 Bay Harbor Terrace, Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154

Key Biscayne 305-365-5511 88 West McIntyre St., Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Palmetto Bay 305-259-1234 9705 Hibiscus St., Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

Medley 305-887-9541 7777 NW 72nd Ave., Medley, FL 33166

Pinecrest 305-234-2121 12645 Pinecrest Parkway, Pinerest, FL 33156

Biscayne Park 305-899-8000 640 NE 114th St., Biscayne Park, FL 33161

Miami 305-250-5300 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133

South Miami 305-342-0161 6130 Sunset Drive, South Miami, FL 33143

Coral Gables 305-460-5220 405 Biltmore Way, 1st Floor, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Miami Beach 305-673-7035 1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Sunny Isles Beach 305-792-1700 18070 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

Cutler Bay 305-234-4262 10720 Caribbean Blvd., Cutler Bay, FL 33189

Miami Gardens 305-914-9170, ext. 2791 18605 NW 27th Ave., Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Surfside 305-861-4863 9293 Harding Ave., Surfside, FL 33154

Doral 305-593-6725 8401 NW 53rd Terrace, Doral, FL 33166 El Portal 305-778-4199 500 NE 87th St., El Portal, FL 33138

Miami Lakes 305-364-6100 6601 Main St., Miami Lakes, FL 33014

Sweetwater 305-221-0411, ext. 1200 500 SW 109th Ave., Sweetwater, FL 33174

Miami-Dade County 305-375-5071 111 NW First St., Miami, FL 33128

Virginia Gardens 305-871-6104 6498 NW 38th Terrace, Virginia Gardens, FL 33166

Miami Shores 305-318-9578 10050 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138

West Miami 305-266-1122 901 SW 62nd Ave., West Miami, FL 33144

Golden Beach 305-932-0744 One Golden Beach Drive, Golden Beach, FL 33160

Miami Springs 305-805-5011 201 Westward Drive, Miami Springs, FL 33166

Hialeah 305-883-5959 501 Palm Ave., Hialeah, FL 33010

North Bay Village 305-756-7171 1666 Kennedy Cswy., Ste. 700, North Bay Village, FL 33141

CONSULAR CORPS Antigua and Barbuda 25 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 300, Miami, FL 33131 305-381-6762 • ab.gov.ag

Florida City 305-247-8221 404 West Palm Drive, Florida City, FL 33034

Hialeah Gardens 305-558-4114 10001 NW 87th Ave., Hialeah Gardens, FL 33016

North Miami 305-895-9815 776 NE 125th St.,North Miami, FL 33161

Homestead 305-224-4456 650 NE 22nd Terrace, Homestead, FL 33030

North Miami Beach 305-947-7581 17011 NE 19th Ave., North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Indian Creek 305-865-4121 9080 Bay Drive,Surfside, FL 33154

Opa-locka 305-953-2896 777 Sharazad Blvd., Opa-locka, FL 33054

Argentina 1101 Brickell Ave., Suite 900, Miami, FL 33131 • 305-373-1889 consuladoargentinoenmiami.com Australia 2701 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 200, Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-5672 usa.embassy.gov.au/whwh/Miami-HonConsul.html Austria 2445 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33022 954-925-1100 austrianconsulatemiami.com

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Bal Harbour 305-866-4633 655 96th St., Surfside, FL 33154

Bahamas 25 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 600, Miami, FL 33131 305-373-6295 consulateofthebahamasflorida.com Barbados 2121 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Suite 1300, Coral Gables, FL 33134 786-515-1201 Belgium 100 North Biscayne Blvd., Suite 500, Miami, FL 33132 305-600-0982 Belize 1600 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Suite 904, Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-755-0276 belizeconsulflorida.com Bolivia 3750 NW 87th St., #240, Doral, FL 33178 786-536-9326 boliviamiami.com Brazil 3150 SW 38th Ave., Miami, FL 33146 • 305-285-6205 miami.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us Bulgaria 2000 Glades Road, Suite 110, Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-750-1800 Canada 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1600, Miami, FL 33131 • 305-579-1600 can-am.gc.ca Chile 800 Brickell Ave., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33131 • 305-373-8623 chile.gob.cl/miami/en Colombia 280 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-446-6060 consuladocolombia.org Costa Rica 2730 SW 3rd Ave., Suite 401, Miami, FL 33129 305-423-3951 BEACONCOUNCIL.COM

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CONSULAR CORPS (continued) Denmark 213 East Sheridan St., Suite 3, Dania Beach, FL 33004 • 954-967-8800 Dominican Republic 1038 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL 33131 • 305-358-3220 consuladodominicanomiami.com Ecuador 117 NW 42nd Ave., Suites CU4 & CU5, Miami, FL 33126 • 305-539-8214 miami.consulado.gob.ec El Salvador 8550 NW 33 St., Suite 100, Doral, FL 33122 • 305-592-6978 www.rree.gob.sv Estonia 19 West Flagler St., Suite 1212, Miami, FL 33130 • 305-773-6227 estoniaconsul.org Finland 153 NW 24th St., Miami, FL 33127 305-444-0004 • finland.org France 1395 Brickell Ave., Suite 1050 Miami, FL 33131 • 305-403-4150 consulfrance-miami.org Georgia 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 5500, Miami, FL 33131 • 305-375-7560 Germany 100 N Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33132 • 305-358-0290 germany.info Grenada 400 Arthur Godfrey Road, Suite 506, Miami Beach, FL 33140 305-570-2716 grenadaconsulatemiami.com

Haiti 259 SW 13th St., Miami, FL 33130 305-859-2003 • haiti.org/consular-offices

Macedonia 1435 Yellowheart Way, Hollywood, FL 33019 954-923-4343

Honduras 8600 NW 36th St., Suite 601, Miami, FL 33166 • 305-269-3131

Mali 1710 W. Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-771-1795

Hungary 1550 Madruga Ave., Suite 201, Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-448-2131 hungary.honoraryconsulate.network/miami Iceland 2661 NE 22nd St., Pompano Beach, FL 33062 954-478-7654 Israel 100 N. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1800, Miami, FL 33132 • 305-925-9400 consulate-miami.com/israel.html Italy 4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 590, Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-374-6322 • consmiami.esteri.it/ Consolato_Miami/it Jamaica 25 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 609, Miami, FL 33131 • 305-374-8431 jamaicacgmiami.org Japan 80 SW 8th St., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33130 • 305-530-9090 miami.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/ index.html Korea (Republic of Korea) 98 SE 7th St., Miami, FL 33131 305-982-5690 Latvia 7175 Nova Drive, #406, Davie, FL 33317 • 954-236-6374 latvia-florida.org

Malta 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1800 Miami, FL 33131 • 305-347-5290 Mexico 1399 SW 1st Ave., Miami, FL 33130 786-268-4900 consulmex.sre.gob.mx/miami Consular Corps of Miami 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 • 305-373-0200 Moldova The Ingraham Building, 8th Floor 25 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 808 Miami, FL 33131 • 305-517-7784 Morocco 2004 SW 7th Ave., Miami, FL 33129 • 305-237-3404 Nicaragua 1332 West Flagler St., Miami, FL 33125 305-265-1415 Norway 806 S. Douglas Road, Suite 580 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-358-4386 Panama 5775 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite 200 Miami, FL 33126 • 305-447-3700

Republic of China (Taiwan) 2333 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 610 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-443-8917 Romania 641 S Mashta Drive, Key Biscayne, FL 33049 305-361-6445 Saint Kitts and Nevis 6855 Red Road, Coral Gables, FL 33143 786-662-7722 Saint Lucia 2 Alhambra Plaza, Suite 850, Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-586-3076 Senegal 251 Valencia Ave., Box 141012, Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-371-4286 senegalconsulatemiami.com Singapore 2601 S. Bayshore Drive, Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131 • 305-858-4225 Slovak Republic 14997 SW 40th St., Davie, FL 33331 239-822-8409 Slovenia 1501 Calais Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33141 305-868-9635 Spain 2655 LeJeune Road, Suite 203 Coral Gables, FL 33134 • 305-446-5511 vfsglobal.com/spain/usa/miami

Paraguay 25 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 705 Miami, FL 33131 • 305-374-9090 consulparmiami.org

Suriname 7205 NW 19th St., Suite 302, Miami, FL 33126 • 305-463-0694 mfa.gov.sg/content/mfa/overseasmission/ miami.html

Guatemala 1101 Brickell Ave., Suite 603-S Miami, FL 33131 • 305-679-9945 consuladoguatemalamiami.org

Lebanon 1320 S. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-665-3004

Peru 444 Brickell Ave., Suite M-135 Miami, FL 33131 • 305-347-2420 consulado-peru.com

Sweden 101 NE 3rd Ave., Tower 101, Suite 1700B, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 • 954-467-3507 consulateofsweden-fortlauderdale.org

Guyana 6444 NW 7th Ave., Miami, FL 33150 • 786-235-0431

Lithuania 44 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, FL 33480 773-582-8396

Poland 1440 79th Street Causeway, #117 Miami, FL 33141 • 305-866-0077

Switzerland 703 Waterford Way, Suite 890, Miami, FL 33126 • 305-894-1300

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The Netherlands 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 500 Miami, FL 33131 786-866-0480 the-netherlands.org Togo 251 Valencia Ave., Box 141012 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-371-4286 togoconsulatemiami.com Trinidad and Tobago 1000 Brickell Ave., Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-2199 foreign.gov.tt/cgmiami Tunisia 1800 SE 1st Ave., Suite 403 Miami, FL 33129 • 305-858-5456 Turkey 80 SW 8th St., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33133 786-310-7583 Uganda 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Suite 2202, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-676-4808 United Kingdom 1001 Brickell Bay Drive, Suite 2800 Miami, FL 33131 305-400-6400 • gov.uk Uruguay 2103 Coral Way, Suite 600, Miami, FL 33145 305-443-7453 uruguaymiami.org FOREIGN TRADE OFFICES ACC10 Catalonia Trade & Investment (Formerly COPCA) 2655 LeJeune Rd., Suite 810 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-442-4018 catalonia.com

Brazil 2601 South Bayshore Drive, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33133 • 305-285-6224 miami.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/

Taiwan 5301 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite 150, Miami, FL 33126 • 305-266-9191 miami.taiwantrade.com

Chile 1101 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL 33131 305-374-0697 prochile.gob.cl/int/united-states

BI-NATIONAL CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE Association of Bi-National Chambers of Commerce in Florida (ABICC) 260 Crandon Blvd., Suite 32 PMB 136, Key Biscayne, FL 33149 305-365-7247 • abicc.org

China 2710 NW 24th St., Miami, FL 33142 305-636-0902 • chinalatam.com Colombia 601 Brickell Key Drive, Suite 608 Miami, FL 33131 • 305-374-3144 procolombia.co/en/office-network/north -america/united-states Dominican Republic 848 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL 33131 305-444-4592 Ecuador 305-539-0224 Guatemala 1101 Brickell Ave, Suite 603s, Miami, FL 33131 • 305-373-0322 Italy 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 1000, Miami, FL 33131 • 305-461-3896 italtrade.com/countries/americas/usa/ miami.htm Korea 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131 • 305-374-4648 uskoreaconnect.org Malaysia 703 NW 62nd Ave., Suite 150, Miami, FL 33126 • 305-267-8779 matrade.gov Mexico 1399 SW 1st Ave., 3rd Floor, Miami, FL 33130 • 305-415-9360 promexico.gob.mx/en/mx/miami Spain 2655 LeJeune Rd., Suite 1114, Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-446-4387 • icex.es

Argentina 305-357-8047 • argentinaflorida.org Barbados 305-442-1994 • bamcham.org

Honduras 305-439-5144 • honduranchamber.org Hungary 954-594-2409 • haccflorida.com India 305-931-8257 • indousasfl.com International Chamber of Mercosur in the U.S. 855-500-6372 mercosurnorthamerica.net Italy 305-577-9868 iacc-miami.com

Brazil 305-579-9030 • brazilchamber.org

Jamaica 305-573-3235 jamaicausachamber.org

British American Chamber 305-781-5177 baccsouthflorida.org

Korea 305-592-6675 abicc.org

CAMACOL - Latin Chamber of Commerce of the USA 305-642-3870 • camacol.org

Mexico 786-631-4179 usmcocfl.org

Chile 305-403-9760 • chileus.org

Nicaragua 786-253-7343 naccflorida.com

China 786-845-0781 • floridachina.org Congo 305-271-5890 • congamerica.org

Poland 305-908-8492 polishamericanchamber.com

Costa Rica 305-266-4849 • crusacc.com

Puerto Rico 305-571-8006 puertoricanchamber.com

Dominican Republic 305-643-5535 mediaevolution.com.do/dicc/default.htm

Romania 305-361-6445 raccflorida.com

Ecuador 305-591-0800 • ecuachamber.com

Sweden 305-767-1662 sacc-florida.com

France 305-374-5000 • faccmiami.com Germany 305-371-4282 • gabc.us Haiti 305-733-9066 • haccof.com

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Thailand 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 300, Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-445-7577 thaiconsulatemiami.com

Norway 954-812-2588 naccflorida.org Venezuela 786-350-1190 venezuelanchamber.org BEACONCOUNCIL.COM

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DOING BUSINESS IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FINANCIAL ADVANTAGES On the state level, businesses and

STATE INCENTIVES Florida has several incentive programs

corporate income tax. The amount of the annual credit is based on the eligible

individuals pay no personal income taxes.

for companies, including the Qualified

capital costs associated with a qualifying

Florida has a comparatively low corporate

Target Industry Tax Refund Program (QTI)

project. Eligible capital costs include

income tax rate of 5.5 percent, with no

provides an incentive for target industries

all expenses incurred in the acquisition,

inventory tax, no unitary tax and several

to locate new facilities in Florida or to

construction, installation and equipping

sales tax exemptions. Compared to other

expand existing facilities in Florida. The

of a project from the beginning of

major metropolitan areas, Miami-Dade

program provides for a tax refund of up to

construction to the commencement of

County has a competitive tax structure.

$3,000 per new job created in Florida by

operations.

Businesses enjoy relatively low sales and

qualifying businesses after being certified

property taxes, and there is no local

through Enterprise Florida. To qualify for

personal or local corporate income tax.

the QTI program, a company must create at

Florida and Miami-Dade County have:

least 10 new jobs (or a 10 percent increase

INCENTIVE FUND (TJIF)

The Targeted Jobs Incentive Fund

for expanding Florida companies), pay

program is specific to Miami-Dade County

an average of at least 115 percent of area

and is modeled after the State of Florida’s

• No corporate income tax on

wages, have a significant positive impact on

Qualified Targeted Industry Tax Refund

subchapter S-corporations

the community and have local support. The

Program. The TJIF is an inducement

• No local corporate income taxes

Quick Response Training Program provides

program that provides incentives to

• No local personal income taxes

customized start-up training grants that

expanding or relocating companies

• No sales/use tax on boiler fuels

could offset up to 50 percent of the cost

that create full-time equivalent Miami-

• No franchise tax on capital stock

of training per employee. The Economic

Dade County jobs and invest at least

• Sales/use tax exemption for aircraft

Development Transportation Road Fund

$3 million in capital. Under this locally

Program can provide up to $2 million to

funded program, Miami-Dade County

local governments for public transportation

may provide the company incentives

infrastructure improvements as an

that are proportionate to the new capital

inducement for a company’s expansion or

investment being made. If awarded,

location.

the incentive is incrementally paid out

• No corporate income tax on limited partnerships

modification, maintenance and repair • Sales/use tax exemption for the entertainment industry • Foreign source dividends are deleted from the corporate income tax base • No state personal income tax guaranteed by constitutional provision • No corporate franchise tax on capital stock • No state-level property tax asessed • No property tax on business inventories • No property tax on goods-in-transit for up to 180 days • No sales and use tax on goods manufactured or produced in Florida for export outside the state • No sales tax on purchases of raw materials incorporated in a

LABOR TRAINING & TALENT DEVELOPMENT

over a 10-year period. The incentive may be increased if the investment is within Miami-Dade County’s Designated Priority

Several training assistance programs

Areas. There are also bonuses for green

are available to employers. CareerSource

businesses, locating in a LEED certified

South Florida offers on-the-job training

facility and for businesses that implement

for private industry. Miami-Dade County

or serve alternative energy products. To

Public Schools, as well as local educational

qualify for the program, the company must

institutions like Florida International

create at least 10 new full-time jobs.

University and Miami Dade College, offer a wide range of vocational and occupational training certificate programs. CAPITAL INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT The State of Florida has available a

INDUSTRIAL REVENUE BONDS The Miami-Dade County Industrial Development Authority offers industrial revenue bonds. This financing option is available to a broad range of

final product for resale, including

Capital Investment Tax Credit that is

manufacturing business ventures. Interest

nonreusable containers or packaging

used to attract and grow capital-intensive

rates on industrial revenue bonds are

industries in Florida. It is an annual credit,

generally issued at below prime interest

provided up to 20 years, against the

rate.

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INVEST IN YOUR BUSINESS & OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY: JOIN THE MIAMI-DADE BEACON COUNCIL

T

he Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s

Business is good, and your investment in The Miami-Dade Beacon

official economic development organization,

Council will help keep it that way. We take our partnerships seriously

is a public-private partnership that focuses

and want investors to see the organization as an extension of their

on job creation and economic growth. Since

own. Together we can effectively champion Miami-Dade locally,

1985, the Council has assisted more than

nationally and internationally as the destination of choice for

1,000 businesses that have created over 70,000 direct

business investment.

jobs and added more than $5 billion in new capital investments. It accomplishes this by marketing Miami-

Benefits of investment in the Miami-Dade Beacon Council:

Dade as a world-class business location, growing local

Access to Research and Market Intelligence: Our award-winning

companies and shaping the local economy’s future.

Research Department is continually compiling and analyzing

Our Economic Development experts work closely

information about the economic climate and business trends in our

with you to provide free, confidential solutions

region. As an Investor, you will have access to general Miami-Dade

that are customized for your company’s unique

County demographic data, economic demographic data and a

needs, allowing you to maximize the many business

variety of business reports and analysis.

advantages Miami has to offer. Complimentary services available to new and expanding businesses

Access to Prominent Business and Community Leaders: Our

large and small include:

Investors include top employers and a who’s who of Miami-Dade

• Market and Demographics Information

County’s leading executives. We also work closely with all of the

• Business Costs Information

county’s elected officials. This means you will have extensive

• Site Selection Assistance

opportunities to interact with the individuals shaping the future of

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Miami-Dade County.

• Access to Talent and Training • Financial Referrals and Assistance

Participation in Industry and Market Committees: Due to the

• Business Incentive Programs

unique dynamics that define our growing diverse industries, we have created targeted industry committees to address the needs of our

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Investors in these fields. By participating on a committee, you will

Learn more about how you can start growing your

have the ability to help shape the economic development strategies

business by investing in Miami

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80 SW 8th Street, Suite 2400 Miami, Florida 33130 Tel: 305-579-1300 Fax: 305-375-0271

Invitations to Meetings, Seminars, Special Events and Business

www.beaconcouncil.com

events intended to provide our Investors valuable opportunities to

Development Missions: Each year, we host a variety of exclusive learn more about business in Miami-Dade County. Through these

Linkedin.com/company/the-beacon-council

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LET THE MIAMI-DADE BEACON COUNCIL INTRODUCE YOU TO THE NEW MIAMI

TARGET INDUSTRY & MARKET COMMITTEES CHAIRS AND CHAIR-ELECTS AVIATION Lars Pottgiesser, International Air Transport Asociation

VISION

Klemen Ferjan, Amerijet International

MIAMI IS A WORLD-CLASS 21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY

BANKING & FINANCE Bernard Adrover, City National Bank

MISSION

Gonzalo Acevedo, BAC Florida Bank

INCREASE JOBS AND INVESTMENT IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES Alan Sutin, Greenberg Traurig, LLP Joseph Roisman, Perry Ellis International INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY Glenn Cooper, Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel Andrew Markus, Carlton Fields

M MARKET ARKET MIAMI-DADE AS A WORLD-CLASS BUSINESS LOCATION

GROW LOCAL COMPANIES

SHAPE MIAMI-DADE’S ECONOMIC FUTURE

LIFE SCIENCES & HEALTHCARE Dr. Richard Bookman, University of Miami Ardith Bronson, DLA Piper NEW LEADERS TASKFORCE Sardou Mertilus, RSM US LLP Kevin Gonzalez, CBRE

2019–2020 OFFICERS

SMALL BUSINESS John Ingram, Wells Fargo TECHNOLOGY Yuda Saydun, CyVent Ken Finneran, Kaseya Hugo Castro, Chair Gary Goldfarb, Chair-Elect Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Southeast Region, AXA Advisors Interport Logistics

Olga Ramudo, Treasurer President & CEO, Express Travel

TRADE & LOGISTICS Scott Gregory, Prologis Nabil Malouli, DHL Corporation URBAN INITIATIVES Yolanda Cash Jackson, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.

Roberto Muñoz, Secretary President, Commercial Banking & Wealth Management - Miami Market, First Horizon

Penny Shaffer, PhD, Immediate Past Chair Market President – South Florida, Florida Blue

Michael A. Finney President & CEO

Find more information on all of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council Target Industry Committees at: www.beaconcouncil.com/about/who-we-are/committees

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THE MIAMI-DADE BEACON COUNCIL

THE MIAMI-DADE BEACON COUNCIL LEADERSHIP

2019–2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Donna Abood, Avison Young Alexander Adams, Northern Trust Michael Allen, Barry University Maria Alonso, United Way of Miami-Dade Sheldon Anderson, Sheldon T. Anderson Consulting David Appel, Cherry Bekaert, LLP Patricia Arias, CAMACOL David A. Armstrong, St. Thomas University Brittnie Bassant, Chamber South Rick Beasley, CareerSource South Florida George Bermudez, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Juan Carlos Bermudez, City of Doral Philippe Bien-Aime, City of North Miami Alberto Carvalho, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Yolanda Cash Jackson, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Hugo Castro, AXA Advisors, LLC Brian Clay, BankUnited Tony Coley, BB&T Bank Jaret Davis, Greenberg Traurig, LLP Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz, Holland & Knight

Anthony De Yurre, Bilzin Sumberg Lesley DeCanio, Miami Herald Media Company Ernie Diaz, TD Bank Melanie Dickinson, South Florida Business Journal Jeffrey Feldman, Trailblazer Michael Finney, The Miami-Dade Beacon Council Nikky Flores, JP Morgan Chase & Co. Julio Frenk, University of Miami Dan Gelber, City of Miami Beach Art Giacosa, RSM US LLP Oliver Gilbert III, City of Miami Gardens Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Gary Goldfarb, Interport Group of Companies Xavier Gonzalez, Cyxtera Luis Gonzalez, City of Hialeah Jaffus Hardrick, Florida Memorial University Felecia Hatcher-Pearson, Code Fever Miami/Black Tech Week Carlos Hernandez, City of Hialeah Austin Hollo, Florida East Coast Realty Inc. Norma Kenyon, University of Miami Basil Khalil, FedEx Express Latin America

Find more information on the entire Miami-Dade Beacon Council Board of Directors at: www.beaconcouncil.com/about/who-we-are/leadership/board-of-directors

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