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.

Mayor Gimenez's Employ Miami-Dade initiative to receive $30,000 donation

(Miami, FL - Jan. 29, 2015) - Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez's construction industry training and hiring program Employ Miami-Dade will receive a $30,000 training donation during the program's working group roundtable discussion on January 30 at The Beacon Council.

The Beacon Council Director Jennifer Hernandez Wins 40 Under 40 Award in Economic Development

(Miami, FL - Jan. 27, 2015) - Jennifer R. Hernandez, Director of Economic Development and Special Projects at The Beacon Council, has been selected as a winner in the economic development profession's 40 Under 40 awards, an award recognizing young talent in the economic development profession.

Miami-Dade County's total number of payroll jobs surpasses previous economic boom years

(Miami, FL - January 23, 2015) - Miami-Dade County ended 2014 with the highest number of total payroll jobs since before the recession, according to statistics released on Friday.

"In December 2007, we had a total of 1.08 million payroll jobs during the height of the economic boom," The Beacon Council President & CEO Larry K. Williams said. "Today, we have surpassed that number with 1.12 million total jobs."

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Business Profile & Relocation Guide 2015

This year's edition is an excellent tool for businesses and corporations looking to relocate to Miami-Dade County, which offers businesses unparalleled services, convenience and incentives. Plus, interviews and profiles on local personalities provide insight into Miami's corporate scene.

Miami-Dade County unemployment down four months in a row, 14,400 jobs gained in November

(Miami, FL - December 19, 2014) - Miami-Dade County's unemployment rate dipped again to 6.2 percent in November, the fourth decrease since August. The county also added 14,400 jobs in the past month, according to statistics released on Friday.

"Not only did the actual number of unemployed individuals decrease, but the total labor force increased which means that there was net new job creation," The Beacon Council President & CEO Larry K. Williams said. "In addition, we're seeing job growth across a variety of industries."

Miami ranked Top 10 in connectivity among major global cities and Top 25 in foreign direct investment strategy

(Miami, FL - Dec. 8, 2014) -The Beacon Council announces Greater Miami's Top 10 ranking in connectivity among major global cities and a Top 25 region in foreign direct investment (FDI) strategy, according to fDi Magazine's Global Cities of the Future Awards released today.

The Beacon Council to honor 39 local companies at Key Ceremony

(Miami, FL – Dec. 4, 2014) –The Beacon Council will honor 39 companies establishing or expanding operations in Miami-Dade County at the annual 2014 Key Ceremony & Holiday Reception on Dec. 10 at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami.