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

Find land, available commercial
space and other regional data via
our interactive maps. 
Use our free mapping tools

Target Industries

Miami-Dade attracts new business investment in a wide range of sectors. 
Explore the target industries

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.

Joe Hovancak is Vice President of One Community One Goal and Strategic Planning & Market Development for The Beacon Council. The Beacon Council is Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership that focuses on job creation and economic growth by coordinating community-wide programs; promoting minority business and urban economic revitalization; providing assistance to local businesses in their expansion efforts; and marketing Greater Miami throughout the world. 

Dyan Brasington brings over 30 years of experience in economic development, entrepreneurship, public policy advocacy and leadership to her role as the Beacon Council’s Executive Vice President for Economic Development.  As such, she is leading the team of economic development professionals whose mission is to increase jobs and investment in Miami-Dade County.  Brasington has been dedicated to three goals throughout her career: enhancing the economic prosperity of the regions and communities she serves; advocating for inclusion and opportunity; and team building through leading by example wi

Miami-Dade's Annual Job Growth in Construction and Financial Activities Tops State's Rate

(Miami, FL - March 25, 2016) - Miami-Dade County's employment numbers show annual job growth rates in February of 15 percent in construction and 4.5 percent in financial activities, exceeding the state's annual rate, according to statistics released Friday.

Miami-Dade's Employment Numbers Continue to Show Growth

(Miami, FL - March 14, 2016) - Miami-Dade County's unemployment rate dipped to 5.6 percent in January from 5.8 in December, and the county added 2.1 percent payroll jobs from January 2015 to January 2016, according to statistics released Monday.

The Beacon Council to honor 53 new or expanding companies at 2016 Key Ceremony

Annual Presentation of "Keys to the County" by Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Presented by TD Bank 


(Miami, FL - March 8, 2016) -The Beacon Council will honor 53 companies establishing or expanding operations in Miami-Dade County at the 2016 Key Ceremony on March 9 at the Conrad Hotel, presented by TD Bank.