Celebrating a record-breaking year with 50 new and expanding companies, 2,000 new direct jobs and $402.7M in new capital investments (Miami, FL) November 15, 2018 – The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s official public-private economic development partnership, is pleased to announce this year’s achievements during its 2018 Annual Meeting & Key Ceremony. This year’s signature […]
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The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the county’s official public-private economic development partnership, is pleased to announce the opening of Genius Plaza, an innovative, proven EdTech-devised teaching program in Downtown Miami. Genius Plaza’s arrival marks an important milestone in the Miami-Dade community as the company intends to create over 100 new tech jobs and make $1.28M in […]
By: Ivan Rapin-Smith Today marks the official leadership transition of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council Technology Committee where I step down as chair. I wanted to capture the highlights of the work we did with my partner in crime Christine Johnson. Highlights Core themes: Raise awareness to what is available for startups and corporates who choose […]
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos begins a recent letter to the shareholders with this question. His answer is simple: “Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death. And that is why it is always Day 1.”
You may not have noticed but Miami has very quietly become one of the biggest technology & innovation hubs in the U.S. You probably already know that Miami-Fort Lauderdale area was recognized in 2017 by The Kauffman Foundation as the region with the #1 in startup activity in the nation.
With over 70 companies and 428 media jobs (106% above National Average) with a pay average of $112,020 per job, Miami-Dade County has been ranked the third largest Hispanic media market in the U.S. by Nielsen Hispanic DMA’s 2017.
Ashton Kutcher’s VC firm, Sound Ventures, believes there’s opportunity for investment outside of Silicon Valley. Specifically, the firm pegs Denver, Austin and Miami as the most promising U.S. markets for tech startups and investing, outside of the large markets like Silicon Valley and New York, of course.