Economic Development

Through strategic partnerships and global outreach initiatives, we are expanding business opportunities
and building a diverse economy.
Learn how we're growing Miami-Dade

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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.


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

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.

Miami-Dade's unemployment rate drops to pre-recession level

(Miami, FL - March 27, 2015) - At 5.4 percent, Miami-Dade's unemployment rate dropped to pre-recession levels in February, according to statistics released Friday.

"The last time Miami-Dade's unemployment rate was this low was before the recession when it was 5.3 percent," The Beacon Council President & CEO Larry K. Williams said. "Today's numbers show growth across the board and confidence in the job market."

The numbers analyzed

The 13th Annual Beacon Awards salutes business achievers

(Miami, FL - March 26, 2015) - More than 500 business and community leaders are scheduled to attend the sold-out 13th Annual Beacon Awards presented by Florida Power & Light. The awards ceremony to be held at 5:30 p.m. April 2 at the University of Miami Student Activities Center honors Miami-Dade County's corporate citizens and the organizations that strengthen the business community.

Miami-Dade tied with Orlando area for largest yearly payroll job gain in Florida

(Miami, FL - March 17, 2015) - Miami-Dade added 42,900 new payroll jobs (or 4 percent) from January 2014 to January 2015 across a variety of industries, tying Orlando for the largest year over year gain in Florida.

Stephannie Cetoute is the Manager of Research & Strategic Planning for The Beacon Council. Cetoute manages and directs the collection, analysis and reporting of data and information, as well as assist with project management for the recruitment, retention and expansion of businesses in Miami-Dade County.