Entries by TereGarcia

Miami-Dade County Proposes Homestead Air Reserve Base as Site for U.S. Space Command Headquarters

On May 14, 2020, the United States Air Force announced an open bidding process to select the future location of U.S. Space Command Headquarters (USSPACECOM). Established in December 2019, USSPACECOM is designed to focus on defending U.S. interests in Space. Provisional headquarters are located at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with plans to move to a permanent location in the next five years. With the endorsement of Governor Ron DeSantis, Miami-Dade County is one of eight qualified communities in the State of Florida selected for the Basing Evaluation Phase of the bidding process for USSPACECOM’s permanent headquarters.

Hebron Pharmaceutical Group, Brazilian-based company opens first International Sales Office in Miami

Hebron Pharmaceutical Group to create 25 new jobs in Miami-Dade County Hebron Pharmaceutical Group, a pharmaceutical research and manufacturing company, will create 25 new jobs in Miami-Dade County with the opening of its first international sales office. The company made this decision after working alongside Miami-Dade Beacon Council. The Brazil-based company is set to launch […]

January 2020 Employment Report

January 2020 Miami-Dade County Jobs Data Presented by: NOTE FROM THE MIAMI-DADE BEACON COUNCIL: In order to effectively re-calibrate the previous year’s data and establish benchmarks, January Unemployment Rates are reported in March (instead of February). The February 2020 data will be released later this month, with March 2020 employment data reported in April; that returns us […]

Business Resources to help Mitigate Impact on Local Economy in Response to COVID-19

Business Resources to help Mitigate Impact on Local Economy in Response to COVID-19 Small Business Administration (SBA) & Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Activate Assistance to Businesses (Miami, Fl- March 13, 2020)- The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s official economic development partnership, is engaged in ongoing dialogue with a variety of agencies and organizations […]

My Advantage Miami

Riding in Style from Kendall to Brickell: Adventures of a First Time Train Commuter By: Tere Garcia What if there was a solution to the morning commute? Well there is, and after 6 years of commuting from Kendall to Brickell and being extremely familiar with Kendall Drive and 104th Street, I decided to give something […]

Miami-Dade County Heads North for Dade Days in Tallahassee

Miami-Dade County Heads North for Dade Days in Tallahassee By: Dr. Jaap Donath, SVP of Research & Strategic Planning, Miami-Dade Beacon Council  Miami-Dade Beacon Council’s own Dr. Jaap Donath, SVP of Research & Strategic Planning, took part in this year’s Miami-Dade County Days (Dade Days) in Tallahassee recently. Commencing with the “World Famous Paella Fest” […]

Trade & Logistics Committee Hosts Meeting at Royal Caribbean’s New Terminal “Crown of Miami”

Trade & Logistics Committee Hosts Conversations on the Economy of Cruises at Royal Caribbean’s “Crown of Miami’ Content provided by Lewis Greenberg, Senior Manager at Marcum LLP and Co-Chair, Marketing Sub-Committee of the MDBC’s Trade & Logistics Committee. Photos: Shoot My Travel The numbers speak for themselves: Miami is THE Cruise Capital of the World […]

Be Red Cross Ready this Hurricane Season

2017 was an unprecedented year for the American Red Cross. We responded to six major disasters in only 60 days; we provided support for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate; and responded to the Las Vegas shooting and the California wildfires.

One Community One Goal 2018 Report to the Community-Program

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the county’s official public-private economic development partnership, is pleased to announce the recipient of the prestigious 2018 Jay Malina Award is Adolfo Henriques. A respected businessman and community leader and longtime banker in Miami, he currently serves as Vice Chairman of The Related Group and Chairman of the Board of Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust after holding numerous positions at many of Miami’s most recognizable financial institutions.