Join the Miami-Dade Beacon Council

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council is ready to welcome you! Be part of a group of motivated community leaders who support our mission to increase jobs and investment in Miami-Dade County.


Business is good, and your investment in The Beacon Council will help keep it that way. Plus, like any wise investment, the returns are tangible. They can be a boost to your bottom line, and Miami-Dade’s growing stature as a global economic headquarters.

The many benefits of membership include:

  • Access To Prominent Business And Community Leaders: Our Investors include top employers and a who’s who of Miami-Dade County’s leading executives. We also work closely with all of the county’s elected officials. This means extensive opportunities to interact with the individuals shaping the future of Miami-Dade County.
  • Participation In Industry & Market Committees: Due to the unique dynamics that define our growing diverse industries, we have targeted industry committeesto address the needs of our Investors in these fields. By participating on a committee, you will have the ability to help shape the economic development strategies that most closely relate to your business and Miami’s economic future.
  • Invitations To Meetings, Seminars, Special Events & Business Development Missions: Each year, we host a variety of exclusive events intended to provide our Investors valuable opportunities to learn more about business in Miami-Dade County. Through these unique gatherings, network with hundreds of professionals spanning a multitude of major industries.
  • Access To Research: Our award-winning Research Department is continually compiling and analyzing information about the economic climate and business trends in our region. As an Investor, you will have access to general Miami-Dade County demographic data, economic demographic data and a variety of business reports and analysis.
  • Unique Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities: Our extensive branding and sponsorship opportunities, available only to Investors, will provide you a wealth of innovative and effective ways to reach key decision makers in the community and to brand your company as a leader. Our team will work with you to help tailor a strategy for an annual campaign.

Investor Testimonials

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council is a who’s who of top decision makers and influencers in Miami-Dade.  There is no better way to connect with community leaders than working together to enhance our economic future.  We have seen real ROI from our investment.

Jaret DavisCo-Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Engagement in The Miami-Dade Beacon Council provides the platform to make a meaningful impact in our community and help shape Miami’s economic future. It’s been gratifying over the years to have had numerous opportunities to work alongside so many of Miami’s dedicated business and community leaders, many with whom I’ve developed long-lasting relationships.

Ron ShuffieldPresident, EWM Realtors

Our business grows as the roster of companies in Miami-Dade grows and diversifies. What’s good for Miami, is good for our business.

Dawn WhiteRegional Managing Director for State & Community Affairs, American Airlines

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council’s economic development professionals provided critical data and analysis which helped my client choose Miami for their new Latin American headquarters. They also helped the employees transition into Miami.  This relocation of their office to Miami resulted in over 80 jobs and $50 million in capital investment in our community… and a very happy client.

Donna AboodManaging Director, Avison Young Real Estate

Miami-Dade Beacon Council works with the public and private sectors to bring new business into our community and help grow local companies, while creating both direct and indirect jobs. Through our partnership, we launched the ClinisSanitas medical centers and brought high-paying jobs to South Florida and innovative new facilities that will improve the health of our community.”


Penny ShafferMarket President, Florida Blue

At Baptist Health, it is our mission to keep South Florida’s healthy. Miami-Dade Beacon Council provides an important opportunity for us to work together with leaders from across all industries to find exciting ways to propel our community forward and ensure its continued growth, health and success.”

Brian E. KeeleyPresident and CEO, Baptist Health South Florida


Accounting Firms

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand
Bohlmann Accounting Group
Cherry Bekaert
Daszkal Bolton
Ernst & Young
Grant Thornton
Kaufman Rossin
Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra

Advertising, Public Relations & Marketing Services

Gossett Marketing
Ikone International
Lesesne Media Group
Multivision Video and Film
Out Loud Communications Consultants
Roar Media
The Conroy Martinez Group


Fashion Shows LLC
Perry Ellis International
Tiffany & Co.

Architecture, Construction & Engineering

Gresham Smith & Partners
Leo A. Daly
OHL-Arellano Construction Company
Skanska USA Building Inc.

Attorneys, Legal & Law Firms

Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist
Becker & Poliakoff
Bilzin Sumberg
Carlton Fields
Coradin Law
Cozen O’Connor
Diaz Trade Law
DLA Piper
Foley & Lardner
Fuerst, Ittleman, David & Joseph
Genovese Joblove & Battista
Greenberg Traurig
Greenspoon Marder
Holland & Knight
Hunton & Williams
Patricia Thompson – JAMS
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Shutts & Bowen


The Collection
Williamson Cadillac, Buick, GMC


AAR Corp. – Aircraft Services
Airborne Response
American Airlines
Avbiz Aerospace Ventures Inc
Barfield Inc
Dedienne Aerospace LLC
Executive Air Serivces
F&E Aircraft Maintenance
HEICO Corporation
KLX Aerospace Solutions
LATAM Airlines
Pan Am International Flight Academy
The Boeing Company

Banking & Financial Services

AXA Advisors, LLC
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
BB&T Bank
BBVA Compass
City National Bank
Community Bank of Florida
Continental National Bank
Coral Gables Trust Company
Fifth Third Bank
FirstBank Florida
Grove Bank & Trust
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Northern Trust
Ocean Bank
OneUnited Bank
Serban USA
SunTrust Bank, Inc.
TD Bank
Wells Fargo

Business Consulting & Services

Benjamin Douglas Consulting
Chopra Coaching
Genventure Corp
International Atlantic
Jade Associates
World Strategic Forum

Chamber of Commerce

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Consumer Products

Dosal Tobacco Corporation
Miss Jessie’s Original


Mana Wynwood

Economic and Business Development

The Washington Economics Group

Education & Training

Florida International University
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
OIC of South Florida
University of Miami
Year Up South FL

Employment/Staffing Services

Hastings & Hastings
Korn Ferry
MSI Consulting
Mughal & Associates Corporate Recruitment
Randstad Professionals
Victoria & Associates Career Services-


Magic City Casino

Food Service

Areas USA
Break The Cup
Performance Foodservice
Publix Super Market
Special Events Catering by Les


Miami-Dade County
Miami Parking Authority

Hospitality & Tourism

Amadeus North America, Inc.
Brickell Travel
Conrad Miami
East Miami
EPIC Hotel
Express Travel
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Interval International
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
MSC Cruises USA
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Shelborne South Beach
The Biltmore Hotel


HUB – MDW Insurance Group, Inc.
Tanenbaum Harber of Florida
Marsh & McLennan Agency

Life Sciences & Healthcare

Baptist Health South Florida
Jackson Health System
MBF Healthcare Partners
Miami Lighthouse for The Blind
& Visually Impaired
Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Florida Blue


South Florida Business Journal
Discovery Networks Latin America/Iberia
Miami Today
Florida Trend Magazine
Friends of WLRN
Miami Herald Media Company

Natural Resource

Southern Petroleum Resources, Inc.

Office Equipment & Furnishings

Compass Office Solutions
JC White Architectural Products

Printing & Graphic Design

Colonial Press International

Real Estate

Avison Young
Barnes International Real Estate
Blanca Commercial Real Estate
Duke Realty
Emerald City USA
EWM Realty International
Florida East Coast Realty Inc.
Integra Realty Resources
Jones Lang Lasalle
Lennar International
One Biscayne Tower
Procacci Development Corp
Robinson Commercial Real Estate
Rosenberg Realty
Stiles Realty
Swire Properties
The Graham Companies
The Hogan Group
Tower Commercial Real Estate
Transwestern Commercial Services


Florida Panthers
Miami Dolphins
Miami Marlins


Correlative Inc.
eMerge Americas
Fibernet Direct
Miami Innovation District
Phunware Inc
Telefonica USA, Inc.
United Data Technologies
White Owl Consulting

Trade & Logistics

A Customs Brokerage
Amerijet International
Interport Group of Companies
Ameriworld Enterprises, Inc.
FedEx Latin America
FTZ World Services, LLC
Ryder System
Skyroad International


Florida Power & Light
TECO Energy

Waste Management

Covanta – Dade Renewable Energy Ltd.


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