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