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Light the Night: The 17th Annual Beacon Awards Celebrate Miami’s Dynamic Innovation & Growth

2019 Beacon Award Recipients Announced (Miami, FL – June 14, 2019) – The Beacon Council Economic Development Foundation, Inc., a 501(C)(3) tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization, is pleased to announce the 2019 Beacon Award Honorees, including the Jay Malina Leadership Honoree. A celebration of the dynamic innovation powering Miami’s growth, Light the Night: The 17th Annual Beacon Awards, […]

Innovation Week Miami

eMerge Americas The last week of April was a busy week for all the tech and innovators in Miami. It kicked off with eMerge Americas, followed by Rise of the Rest and ended with the Miami Herald’s 2019 Startup Pitch Competition. Joining eMerge Americas for the 6th consecutive year we leveraged the theme ‘Miami Powers […]

27,800 jobs were created in Miami-Dade over the last year while unemployment continues to stay low

April Employment Report Presented by CareerSource The numbers analyzed In April 2019, Miami-Dade County area was the second largest metro area in year-over-year job gains in Florida, following the Orlando-Kissi­­mmee-Sanford area. The County created 27,800 new non-agricultural payroll jobs (not seasonally adjusted), from April 2018 to April 2019, which was a 2.3 percent increase. The […]

Trade & Logistics Committee – April Meeting

The Trade & Logistics Committee Meeting hosted a program titled, Help Wanted: Bringing Employers and Job Candidates Together, in early April. The event was curated by the Talent Pipeline Subcommittee to focus on connecting locally educated talent with business leaders from Miami-Dade’s booming trade & logistics industry. The meeting was held on the FIU main […]

World Trade Month Kicks Off with a Collaborative Effort

The month of May is internationally recognized as World Trade Month. The Miami-Dade Beacon Council was proud to collaborate with World Trade Center Miami and WLRN Media on a joint program that launched our local celebration of the role trade plays in our local economy on May 1. The three organizations organized and hosted a […]

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. […]