Entries by Frances Fleites

Miami-Dade’s Unemployment Rates is 3.6%, The Lowest since February 2008 in Recent Employment Report

Miami-Dade County continues to be a good news story. The non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Miami-Dade County was 3.9 percent, which was an 0.8 percentage point lower than in September 2017. It is the lowest unemployment rate from February 2008. The numbers analyzed  In September 2018, Miami-Dade County area was the second largest metro area […]

Miami Community Ventures Program, A One Community One Goal Initiative Receives SunTrust Foundation’s 2018 Lighting the Way Award and $75,000 Grant

Recognized for its philanthropic contributions supporting Miami’s economic development, The Beacon Council Economic Development Foundation was awarded a 2018 Lighting the Way Award and $75,000 grant by the SunTrust Foundation for the launch of their Miami Community Ventures Program, part of the One Community One Goal initiative. The SunTrust Foundation’s Lighting the Way Awards recognizes […]

The Heat Behind Cold Chain

On Tuesday, September 18, the Trade & Logistics community gathered for the final committee meeting of our fiscal year at PortMiami with a focus on marketing strategy as it relates to cold chain (a term that refers to the supply chain infrastructure with temperature sensitivities). More than 130 attendees learned about the latest innovations in […]

New Miami Businesses presented with Governor’s Business Ambassador Honors

The Governor’s Office and Enterprise Florida (EFI) honored four new business ventures headquartered in Miami-Dade at their Board of Directors meeting last week. The Board and Lt. Gov. Carlos López-Cantera presented The Governor’s Business Ambassador Award to these outstanding companies for creating new jobs and contributing to the overall business development of Miami-Dade County and […]

Miami-Dade’s Economy Remains Healthy as New Jobs

Miami-Dade’s Economy Remains Healthy as New Jobs Continue to be Added  In July 2018, Miami-Dade County area was ranked 3rd for payroll job creation among major metro areas in Florida in over-the-year job gains. The Orlando area and Tampa area were ranked first and second respectively. Miami-Dade County created 24,300 new nonagricultural payroll jobs (not […]

Business Readiness in the Sunshine State

DEM/DEO Article – Miami Dade Beacon Council Business Readiness in the Sunshine State Florida is no stranger to disasters – hurricanes, floods, fires, terrorism and other potential hazards all pose a serious threat to businesses statewide. But Florida’s business owners know that the steps they take today to prepare can make the difference for maintaining […]

Miami Community Ventures, Miami Beacon Council, One Community One Goal, RFP FINAL.

Topic Date Miami Community Ventures PILOT Request for Proposal A One Community One Goal Initiative Click Here to View.  7/18/18 QUESTION From: Jordan Chisolm [mailto:jchisolm@legalservicesmiami.org] Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:25 PM To: MCVRFP <MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com> Cc: Sheri Colas-Gervais <scolas@beaconcouncil.com> Subject: RSVP for RFP call Hello, I would like to participate in RFP call. Please share call […]