Bank of America Gives Florida International University, Miami Dade College and University of Puerto Rico $1 Million Each for Jobs Initiative

Bank of America Gives Florida International University, Miami Dade College and University of Puerto Rico $1 Million Each for Jobs Initiative $25 Million National Program Supports Programming, Re-skilling, and Upskilling for Students of Color; Includes Partnerships with Major Employers and The Aspen Institute MIAMI —Bank of America today announced a new $1 million jobs initiative […]

Matt Haggman Joins The Miami-Dade Beacon Council As Executive Vice President, One Community One Goal

  Community leader, former Knight Foundation Director and Past OCOG Co-Chair brings his passion for Miami to community-wide strategic initiative focused on shaping Miami-Dade County’s economic future    MIAMI, FL – NOVEMBER 9, 2020 – The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s official public-private economic development partnership, today announced that Matt Haggman has joined the organization as Executive […]

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council Celebrates $772m in New Capital Investment, 35 Years of Economic Development Success and More at 2020 Annual Meeting

— New jobs, companies, COVID-19 response, and Small Business support highlighted at virtual gathering— MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 29, 2020 – The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s official public-private economic development partnership, celebrated the impact of their 2019-2020 business development efforts at its 2020 Annual Meeting held virtually on Thursday, October 29th, and presented by Florida Power […]

September 2020 Employment Report

Sponsored by: The numbers analyzed In September 2020, the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Miami-Dade County was 13.0 percent. The County had a reduction of 76,600 nonagricultural payroll jobs (not seasonally adjusted), from September 2019 to September 2020 which was a 6.3 percentage point decrease. From August 2020 to September 2020, there was an […]

NYC-Based Blackstone Selects Miami for Advanced Financial Technology Hub

World’s largest alternative asset manager will create more than 200 new high-earning technology jobs and invest $25 Million in Miami-Dade County Miami, FL – October 12, 2020 —The Miami-Dade Beacon Council announced that Blackstone, the largest alternative investment firm in the world, will open an advanced regional financial services technology headquarters in Downtown Miami. The most […]

20/20 Vision: Reimagining Recovery for Miami-Dade Vol. 2 Miami-Dade Beacon Council Hosts Second Virtual Roundtable with Local Business Leaders

WLRN’s Tom Hudson to Moderate discussion WHAT: Second panel discussion featuring top executives from diverse industries, “20/20 Vision: Reimagining Recovery for Miami-Dade Vol.2″ provides a platform where local business leaders can speak to the business community’s needs and foster conversation about economic recovery, equity, inclusion, learnings and innovations, and what Miami-Dade businesses and workforce really […]

August 2020 Employment Report

Sponsored by: The numbers analyzed In August 2020, the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Miami-Dade County was 8.1 percent. The County had a reduction of 75,800 nonagricultural payroll jobs (not seasonally adjusted), from August 2019 to August 2020 which was a 6.2 percentage point decrease. From July 2020 to August 2020, there was an […]

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.

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