Entries by Crystal Rodriguez

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 […]

March Employment Report

Sponsored by: (Miami, Fl) April 20, 2020 – Every year, the March Employment Report detailing the unemployment rate is released in April. As of this analysis, the data does not yet reflect the full impact of the economic reality the world is presently facing due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. April data, which we expect […]

Miami-Dade Beacon Council Launches Online Resources For Small Businesses

Miami-Dade Beacon Council Launches Online Resources For Small Businesses BizHelp.Miami, Provides Information on Federal Funding COVID-19 Resource Center Provides South Florida-Specific Vital Information (Miami, Fl- April 13, 2020)- The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s official public-private economic development partnership, is working closely with Miami-Dade County and other community partners to alleviate economic stress on the […]