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.

One Community One Goal

About OCOG

The purpose of One Community One Goal is to provide Miami-Dade County with a roadmap for its future economic development success.  It offers strategic recommendations aimed at creating an environment where significant job creation occurs with a focus on new higher-paying jobs in target industries.  It is a community-wide effort that provides a unified vision for long-term economic growth in Miami-Dade County.

Andrew J. Markus

Andrew J. “Josh” Markus is Board Certified as an International Lawyer in Florida. He is the author of numerous articles and publications and is a frequent speaker on international law topics. He is a shareholder in the Miami office of Carlton Fields. He serves as Chair of the firm’s International Practice Group, and head of the Public-Private Partnership Team.

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Beginning June 1, 2017

Miami‐Dade Beacon Council

Miami-Dade Added Nearly 19,000 Jobs in April as Unemployment Rate Dipped to 5 percent

Miami-Dade added 18,700 new payroll jobs in the past year and unemployment decreased to 5 percent in April, from 5.4 percent the previous month, according to statistics released Friday.  

15th Annual Beacon Awards Highlight Miami's Business Accomplishments

(Miami, FL - May 10, 2017) - The 2017 Beacon Award Winners are exceptional achievers who have played important roles in Miami's evolution as a business destination, both historically and currently.

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council Launches Commercial Drone Initiative

MIAMI, FL (May 4, 2017) - Uplifted by this week's well-attended Wings of Change Miami Aviation Conference, the Miami-Dade Beacon Council is launching an initiative to focus on a new segment of the aviation and technology sectors - drones.

Miami's Growing Aviation Industry Featured at Upcoming Global Aviation Conference

(Miami, FL) April 26, 2017 - The well-known "Wings of Change" aviation industry conference is coming to Miami May 2 and 3 highlighting global and regional opportunities for Miami's aviation industry which has seen double digit growth in the last five years.  Presented by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Wings of Change Miami brings together industry experts, senior airline and airport executives and government authorities locally, regionally and from around the world.