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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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.

Annual Report 2015-2016

Beacon Council Annual Report 2015-16 featuring the past year’s accomplishments, missions and initiatives. Download Here.

Miami-Dade Beacon Council Names 2017 Board of Directors

(Miami, FL) Sept. 29, 2016 -  The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, a public-private partnership whose mission is to increase jobs and investment, announces its 2017 Board of Directors and Officers. The leadership group includes many of Miami's most well-known business leaders and representatives of the community's successful small businesses, and leading government officials.

Assisted Living Management Company Opens National Headquarters adding 150 new jobs and $100,000 in Capital Investments

(Miami, FL) - September 22, 2016 - The leader of Innovation Senior Management (ISM) has seen the Assisted Living and Healthcare sectors grow at a record pace, but with more than 20 years of experience in 23 states, she knows many owners and investors need guidance.

Miami-Dade Beacon Council Announces Leadership Transition Plan

(Miami, FL - September 19, 2016) - The Miami-Dade Beacon Council announced the appointment of Sheldon Anderson, a past Chair of the organization and respected community leader, to serve as Interim President & CEO until a permanent replacement for outgoing President & CEO Larry Williams

Miami-Dade Beacon Council Announces Lineup of Top Business and Community Leaders as Committee Chairs

(Miami, FL) Sept.15, 2016 -- The Miami-Dade Beacon Council announced today its roster of new committee leaders for 2016-2017.

The six industry and four market committees help implement the community's economic development strategy by helping drive job creating investments that offer high paying jobs and promising career paths. The committee chairs provide direction and leadership for their committee's goals which support the business development mission of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council such as generating new business leads and visiting local businesses.

Miami-Dade Continues Upsurge in Yearly Job Growth

(Miami, FL - Aug. 19, 2016) - Miami-Dade added nearly 2 percent job growth (20,700) from July 2015 to July 2016 with growth in the construction sector leading (13.6 percent), followed by professional service sector (3.4 percent) and financial activities (3.8 percent) according to statistics released Friday.

"This past year, we've seen consistent increases in job growth in nearly all sectors and that trend continues," The Miami-Dade Beacon Council President & CEO Larry K. Williams said. "The job numbers reflect the diverse nature of our economy and community."


Miami-Dade Businesses add 108 jobs and $210,000 in New Capital Investment

(Miami, FL) Aug. 11, 2016 - Miami-Dade's Beacon Council announces more good news with the expansion of two local businesses and an opening of a global office, bringing more than $210,000 in new capital investment to the County and creating more than 100 new jobs within three years.