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.


Known nationally for educational excellence, Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the fourth largest public school district in the country, touching the lives of 350,000 students each year. Superintendent Alberto M.

Target Industries

Through the "One Community One Goal" strategy, Miami-Dade's business, education and civic leaders are united in their efforts to diversify Miami-Dade's economy by focusing on seven target industries: Aviation, Banking & Finance, Creative Design, Hospitality & Tourism, Information Technology, Life Sciences & Healthcare, and Trade & Logistics.

Enterprise Community Center

The Enterprise Community Center (ECC) was created after Miami-Dade County's designation as a Federal Enterprise Community in 1994. The ECC works as an interdependent branch of the Miami-Dade Empowerment Trust, Inc., and continues to be the focal point and nerve center for technical assistance activities in Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade Empowerment Trust

The Miami-Dade Empowerment Trust, Inc., a non-profit organization, was established in February 1999, and delegated the authority to govern, direct and implement the Enterprise Zone Strategic Plan and to create and expand business opportunities in the Enterprise Zone. The premise of the Enterprise Zone program is that conditions of poverty can be overcome and a market economy can be built through new investment in economic opportunities for people.

Miami-Dade Office of Community and Economic Development

The Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) administers Federal and State funding that supports the development of viable urban neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County characterized by decent housing, expansion of economic opportunities and the preservation of historic properties.

Miami Parking Authority

Miami Parking Authority, officially known as the Department of Off-Street Parking of the City of Miami, was created in 1955 by a Special Act of the Florida State Legislature and incorporated into the City of Miami's Charter in 1968. MPA manages and develops on- and off-street parking in the City of Miami. It shares responsibility with the City of Miami Police Department and Miami-Dade County for enforcement of parking regulations. MPA is a self-sustaining agency managed by parking industry professionals and financed by parking revenues.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

The Division of Consumer Services is the state's clearinghouse for consumer complaints, protection and information. The Division has responsibility for regulating various business industries operating in Florida and conducts investigations of unfair and deceptive trade practices.