Entries by Crystal Rodriguez

SoftBank Joins Ambitious Initiative to Build a More Equitable Pipeline for Data Science Talent

  SoftBank partners with Correlation One’s pioneering effort to upskill up to 10,000 workers from underrepresented communities across the U.S. and Latin America   Miami, Florida – FEBRUARY 18, 2021 – SoftBank Group International (SoftBank) as part of its AI Academy, today announced its support for Data Science for All / Empowerment (DS4A / Empowerment), […]

An Opportunity to Reimagine

Dynamic is one way to describe libraries in the United States. More than five million programs are in use throughout America’s libraries at any time on any given day. Navigating the world of the modern librarian requires several qualities: a wily imagination, broad knowledge base, an ability to adapt, to marshal ever changing tools and resources, to think quickly on one’s feet, the courage to take on new challenges, and a deep commitment to the communities they serve are but a few.

Building Together: Miami-Dade Tech Leaders Present Shared Vision For Dynamic, Diverse, Inclusive Ecosystem In #Miamitech Manifesto

—Celebrates Miami’s unique strengths and invites makers, technologists, and advocates to collaborate and drive equitable, inclusive growth for the 305— MIAMI, FL – JANUARY 7, 2021 – A collective of tech leaders, builders, and advocates that have contributed to the foundation of Miami-Dade’s dynamic, growing tech and innovation ecosystem collaborated on a #MiamiTech Manifesto released earlier […]

New Officers, Board Of Directors & Committee Leadership For The 2020-2021 Fiscal Year

—Leaders from the public and private sector commit to local economic development efforts—   MIAMI, FL – December 1, 2020 – The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s official public-private economic development partnership, is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Board of Directors and slate of new officers and committee leadership. The Board of Directors consists of volunteer leaders […]

Bank of America Gives Florida International University, Miami Dade College and University of Puerto Rico $1 Million Each for Jobs Initiative

Bank of America Gives Florida International University, Miami Dade College and University of Puerto Rico $1 Million Each for Jobs Initiative $25 Million National Program Supports Programming, Re-skilling, and Upskilling for Students of Color; Includes Partnerships with Major Employers and The Aspen Institute MIAMI —Bank of America today announced a new $1 million jobs initiative […]

Matt Haggman Joins The Miami-Dade Beacon Council As Executive Vice President, One Community One Goal

  Community leader, former Knight Foundation Director and Past OCOG Co-Chair brings his passion for Miami to community-wide strategic initiative focused on shaping Miami-Dade County’s economic future    MIAMI, FL – NOVEMBER 9, 2020 – The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s official public-private economic development partnership, today announced that Matt Haggman has joined the organization as Executive […]

NYC-Based Blackstone Selects Miami for Advanced Financial Technology Hub

World’s largest alternative asset manager will create more than 200 new high-earning technology jobs and invest $25 Million in Miami-Dade County Miami, FL – October 12, 2020 —The Miami-Dade Beacon Council announced that Blackstone, the largest alternative investment firm in the world, will open an advanced regional financial services technology headquarters in Downtown Miami. The most […]

August 2020 Employment Report

Sponsored by: The numbers analyzed In August 2020, the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Miami-Dade County was 8.1 percent. The County had a reduction of 75,800 nonagricultural payroll jobs (not seasonally adjusted), from August 2019 to August 2020 which was a 6.2 percentage point decrease. From July 2020 to August 2020, there was an […]

Miami-Dade County Among Nominees for U.S. Space Force Command Headquarters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Tere Garcia tgarcia@beaconcouncil.com (305) 335-8894   Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez’s nomination endorsed by Governor Ron DeSantis and submitted to U.S. Air Force for consideration   (Miami, FL– July 9, 2020) – Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners and the Miami-Dade Beacon Council worked together to nominate […]