Miami-Dade Beacon Council Announces the Unexpected Passing of Michael A. Finney, President and CEO

It is with profound sadness that the Miami-Dade Beacon Council announces that Michael A. Finney, our President and CEO, passed away unexpectedly on April 3, 2022.

Miami-Dade County’s Unemployment Rate Continues to Decrease, with February 2022 rate at 2.8%

This February’s unemployment report shows that the unemployment rate decreased to 2.8% compared to 6.6% in February 2021.

Miami-Dade County’s Unemployment Rate Lower than the National Level

Miami-Dade County continues experiencing economic growth as local companies are growing and companies from other parts of the United States, as well as from abroad move their operations to Miami-Dade County.

Make it Miami: Business Spotlight

Tommy Mitchell brings 27 years of leadership and supply chain management experience in the aviation, energy, and healthcare industries with General Electric (GE).

Miami-Dade County’s Unemployment Rate Reaches Pre-Pandemic Levels

This December’s unemployment report shows that the unemployment rate decreased to 1.4% compared to 7.9% in December of 2020.

Miami-Dade County Finishes Year with Encouraging Unemployment Figures

In November 2021, all 24 metro areas in Florida had over-the-year job gains. The areas with the largest gains were Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (+91,500 jobs, +7.7 percent), Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater (+72,000 jobs, +5.3 percent), and Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall (+70,100 jobs, +6.2 percent).

South Florida has what Amazon values — we embrace change, innovation, reinvention

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos begins a recent letter to the shareholders with this question. His answer is simple: “Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death. And that is why it is always Day 1.”

Meet the gatekeepers to South Florida’s Amazon HQ2 bid

Amazon’s search for a second headquarters may be shrouded in secrecy. But in South Florida, three power brokers have a direct line to the e-commerce giant as they make their pitch to host HQ2.

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