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

Available Land & Buildings

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space and other regional data via
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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.

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.