Economic Development

Through strategic partnerships and global outreach initiatives, we are expanding business opportunities
and building a diverse economy.
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Target Industries

Miami-Dade attracts new business investment in a wide range of sectors. 
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One Community One Goal

The Beacon Council and its Foundation strive to create an economic climate where residents have access to quality opportunities, with a focus on higher paying jobs in target industries. 

In Good Company, With Room for You

The Beacon Council works to provide Member-Investors with networking opportunities and access to vital research.


From funding needs and technical assistance to consumer services— our industry partners work with us to help businesses get what they need when they need it.

Local Business Local Jobs

Our goal is to develop an economy where businesses thrive and residents have access to quality job opportunities.

Spain-based Biotechnology Company Enters American Market Through Miami-Dade County

(Miami, FL - June 26, 2015) - Bird Biotech America, LLC, a Spain-based company dedicated to scientific research, develop

Spain-Based Engineering Company Launches U.S. Presence in Miami-Dade County

(Miami, FL - June 23, 2015) - VIMAC USA, a Spain-based engineering company specializing in railroad construction, electromechanical, civil and hydraulic projects, has opened its U.S. headquarters in City of Miami.


Miami-Dade's Year over Year Payroll Jobs Show Growth

(Miami, FL - June 19, 2015) - Miami-Dade's net new payroll jobs grew by 2.8 percent in May from May 2014 with most industries showing growth, according to statistics released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity on Friday.

"We continue to add jobs throughout most industries in Miami-Dade," The Beacon Council President & CEO Larry K. Williams said. "Most notably, we continue to add jobs in industries that lost a large portion of their workforce during the recession."

The numbers analyzed

Steady Gains in Miami-Dade Employment

(Miami, FL - May 22, 2015) - Miami-Dade employment continues to improve as the county adds 33,700 jobs across several sectors from April 2014 to April 2015, the third-largest gain in Florida, according to job numbers released Friday. 


Brickell City Tower parking facility (The Beacon Council building) will be closed for renovations.  Visitors and tenants must park either at The Mary Brickell Village building, 900 S. Miami Ave. (above Publix), the Brickell View Terrace Garage, 110 SW 9 St. or use street parking. see map. We apologize for any inconvenience. For a map of the garage access, click here.

Miami-Dade County reaches milestone with highest number of jobs in its history

(Miami, FL - April 17, 2015) - The number of Miami-Dade County jobs climbed to 1.12 million in March, the highest level in the county's history, according to statistics released Friday. 

"What's important to look at is this milestone represents jobs in all major sectors," The Beacon Council President & CEO Larry K. Williams said. "That diversification is vital to growing our local economy." 

The numbers analyzed

Susan Greene is Chief Marketing Officer of The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County's official economic development partnership with its mission to increase jobs and investment in Miami-Dade County by marketing Miami-Dade as a world class business location, growing local companies and shaping Miami-Dade's economic future. Susan is a veteran marketing professional having served as marketing director for Becker & Poliakoff, a multi-practice multi-state law firm, for more than 20 years.

The Beacon Council announces Susan Greene as new CMO

(April 2, 2015 - MIAMI) The Beacon Council announced today that Susan Greene has been chosen to be the new Chief Marketing Officer of Miami-Dade County's official economic development partnership.

Stanley Rigaud is an Economic Development Manager and the Trade & Logistics Liaison for The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s official public-private economic development partnership. Prior to joining The Beacon Council, Rigaud served as Director of Development for Rebâti Santé Mentale, an international non-profit organization dedicated to bolstering the continuity of care to underserved populations with different levels of mental health needs in Haiti and the United States.