Beacon Council Services
As Miami-Dade County's official economic development partnership, The Beacon Council is charged with bringing new, job-generating investments to the community and assisting existing businesses in their efforts to expand. In particular, The Beacon Council focuses on growing high-wage, high-values clusters that help diversify Miami-Dade’s economy, including (but not limited to):
· Life Sciences
· Financial Services
· Fashion & Lifestyle
· Telecommunications and Information Technology
· International Business (Investment and Trade)
Since its creation in 1986, The Beacon Council has completed over 750 new location and expansion projects. These projects resulted in over 52,000 direct and indirect jobs and $2.6 billion in new capital investment in our community. The Beacon Council has been successful in assisting companies with new locations like Caterpillar, Porsche, Volkswagen, Telefonica, Nokia, Discovery Channel Latin America, Donald J Pliner and BD Biosciences. Through the Local Business Local Jobs Program, The Beacon Council works with Miami-Dade County businesses and has assisted the retention and/or expansion of local businesses including Burger King, Ryder System, Bertram Yacht and Goya Foods.
The Beacon Council also works collaboratively with a countywide network of local economic development organizations that can provide specialized assistance in all of Miami-Dade’s municipalities.
We hope to add you and your company to this growing list. The Beacon Council stands ready to assist you in taking advantage of our booming commerce, our global marketplace, our diverse communities, and our wonderful lifestyle. It is our job to simplify and expedite the process – all you have to do is ask.
Programs and Services
Please note that all Beacon Council Services are Free and information gathered is treated as Confidential.
The Beacon Council provides customized assistance to companies that are looking to expand or to relocate. This assistance can come in the form of:
Site Identification Services – The Beacon Council can help companies identify and examine which areas of Miami-Dade County best fit their needs.
Customized Research – Our Research Department can create customized reports, which can include a demographic profile on Miami-Dade County that outlines firms by major industry, employment by industry, percent distribution of employment and wages, international business, international transportation, population, households, income, and quality of life.
Access – The Beacon Council’s countywide partnerships guarantee that a company will be able to access the people it needs to know: from elected officials to companies doing business in its industry sector.
Business Incentives – The Beacon Council can help companies determine their eligibility for local and state job creation and training business incentives and help eligible companies navigate the application process.
Financing Programs and Assistance – The Beacon Council can assist with identifying alternative financing programs, such as the Industrial Bond program, that help Miami-Dade businesses expand and grow. The Beacon Council also works closely with lending corporations to provide additional niche financing products.
Permitting and Regulatory Assistance – The Beacon Council can facilitate meetings and communication between companies and various County and/or municipal permitting and regulatory agencies.
Labor Recruitment and Training – The Beacon Council can provide links to many local service providers of qualified candidates to meet the human resource needs of a company. In addition, there are various programs available that can also reduce training costs by reimbursing an employer a percentage of the employee’s salary while in training.
Employee Assistance Relocation Program – The Beacon Council can provide and coordinate corporate relocation presentations for the employees of a relocating company, worldwide. The Beacon Council can customize and schedule a team, composed of residential Real Estate companies, local experts, banks, and/or moving companies who can develop substantial relocation discount packages. The onsite relocation presentations can include videos, an in-depth relocation review, and a forum to answer any questions that employees may have about moving to Miami-Dade County.