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Miami-Dade County Created Over 26,300 Jobs in the Last Year

February Employment Report Presented by CareerSource South Florida The numbers analyzed In February 2019, Miami MSA area was the second largest metro area in year-over-the-year job gains in Florida, following Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area. The County created 26,300 new nonagricultural payroll jobs (not seasonally adjusted), from February 2018 to February 2019 which was a 2.2 percent increase. […]

Job Growth Continues To Be One of The Strongest in The State at 3.9%

January Employment Report Presented by CareerSource South Florida The numbers analyzed In January 2019, Miami MSA area was the second largest metro area in year-over-the-year job gains in Florida, following Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area. The County created 30,000 new nonagricultural payroll jobs (not seasonally adjusted), from January 2018 to January 2019 which was a 2.5 percent increase. […]

Positively Disruptive: 2019 World Happiness Summit

  By Dyan Brasington, Executive Vice President, Economic Development, Miami-Dade Beacon Council I embarked on a new adventure just a day or so ago and had the opportunity to attend the World Happiness Summit, held on the gorgeous campus of the University of Miami.  My quest for this adventure was to learn about the science […]

Miami to Draw Thousands of Fashion Reps, Investors as Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami Show Gets Underway May 28-30

Miami’s fashion industry is getting a major revival, thanks to new global investment with the return of the Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) to the Mana Wynwood Conference Center May 28-30. The second annual event — the largest apparel and textile sourcing trade show in the Southern U.S. and Latin America, which coincides with Miami […]

Miami’s Innovators – Get to Know the Disruptors of Trade & Logistics

How will technology and innovation continue to change our business lives? Can industry disruption transform long held business norms and traditions? These gnawing questions motivated the Miami-Dade Beacon Council’s Trade and Logistics Committee to create its Innovation Subcommittee with a mandate to identify and encourage innovation within the booming, but conventional, trade and logistics industry. […]

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council Launches Miami Community Ventures (MCV) Program

(Miami, FL) February 28, 2019 –  The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s official public-private economic development partnership, is pleased to announce Miami Community Ventures (MCV). This One Community One Goal initiative is designed to connect low-income, structurally unemployed individuals to living wage jobs while diversifying and strengthening our economy. The program targets individuals who need […]

Capital Bank Names Roberto R. Muñoz Miami Market President

Distinguished Banking, Civic and Community Leader Brings Global Impact to New Position MIAMI, Fla. (February 6, 2019) – Capital Bank, a member of the First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) family of companies, announced Roberto R. Muñoz has been named market president of Miami and commercial bank and wealth executive. The well-known banking, civic and community […]

Fridays are for Fierce (South) Florida Females

Inspired by our Chair, Fierce Female Penny Shaffer (Market President – South Florida, Florida Blue), The Beacon Council will be joining the #FierceFemaleFriday movement. We’ll be highlighting some of our business community’s many strong, influential women on our social media platforms, as well as in our newsletter. Our goal is to inspire and empower a […]

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council and Publishing Partner HCP Media Launch Advantage Miami 2019

MIAMI, FL., January 11, 2019 – The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, together with custom media company HCP Media, proudly unveil the 2019 edition of Advantage Miami, the County’s official business location guide. This “go-to” resource provides business owners, site selectors and talent looking to relocate with key information on Miami-Dade County’s business advantages, including its growing tech ecosystem, […]