Michael Finney Sees a Bright Future for South Florida and the Miami-Dade Beacon Council

Having recently moved to South Florida from Michigan, Michael Finney is diplomatically reluctant to pick a favorite part of Miami, saying the whole place has wowed him.


Miami’s TheVentureCity Launches $100M Global Fund for Tech Startups

This summer, when former executives of Facebook, Google, eBay and other hyper-growth companies formed a global “city” based in Miami with everything a tech startup needs to scale internationally, they were missing one key element: the money.


Miami-Dade Beacon Council Announces New Jobs, New Chair at Annual Event

For the first time, the county’s economic development group combined its annual meeting with its key ceremony, providing insights into the companies it helped expand or move to Miami-Dade.

Miami Submits Proposal to Become Amazon’s HQ2 with University’s Help

The City of Miami submitted a bid to become home to Amazon’s second headquarters, with the help of the University of Miami.


Hey, Amazon, Look at Us. South Florida Seeks the Tech Giant’s Second HQ

South Florida has submitted its proposal to lure Amazon’s highly coveted second headquarters, along with potentially hundreds of North American cities and metropolitan areas competing for the e-commerce gorilla’s $5 billion campus.


September Employment Report Miami- Dade County Continues to See Unemployment Rate Drop Despite Recent Storm Activities

Miami- Dade County continues to maintain a low unemployment rate, experiencing a 0.3 percentage point decrease from August 2017. Even with “weathering” Hurricane Irma, Miami-Dade County’s 4.6 unemployment rate is the lowest since the 2008 recession, highlighting the county’s resiliency.


Jobless rates Fall and Broward’s rate Drops like a Rock. But that’s not the Whole Irma Story

If there is going to be an Irma Effect, it hasn’t shown up in the South Florida and state unemployment numbers — except in one county.


Miami Tiene Todo lo Necesario Para ser la Nueva Sede de Amazon?

El Beacon Council de Miami y el municipio mismo, lideraron el proceso de desarrollar el pliego de peticiones que lanzó Amazon para la ciudad que quisiera participar en la competencia.

A New Vision for a Robust Miami Economy

The Beacon Council recently introduced Michael Finney as its new President & CEO of the organization, as it looks to continue building Miami into an economic powerhouse.

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Fostering Economic Prosperity for Each is Good for all

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council is a public-private partnership to promote economic development. Its primary focus is to foster activity that creates jobs and increases business growth.