Miami-Dade Beacon Council Highlights Miami’s Business Accomplishments at the 2018 Annual Meeting & Key Ceremony

Celebrating a record-breaking year with 50 new and expanding companies, 2,000 new direct jobs and $402.7M in new capital investments (Miami, FL) November 15, 2018 –  The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s official public-private economic development partnership, is pleased to announce this year’s achievements during its 2018 Annual Meeting & Key Ceremony. This year’s signature […]

Leading EdTech Company Relocates Global Headquarters to Miami-Dade Adding over 100 Tech Jobs to the Community

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the county’s official public-private economic development partnership, is pleased to announce the opening of Genius Plaza, an innovative, proven EdTech-devised teaching program in Downtown Miami. Genius Plaza’s arrival marks an important milestone in the Miami-Dade community as the company intends to create over 100 new tech jobs and make $1.28M in […]

Miami-Dade’s Unemployment Rates is 3.6%, The Lowest since February 2008 in Recent Employment Report

Miami-Dade County continues to be a good news story. The non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Miami-Dade County was 3.9 percent, which was an 0.8 percentage point lower than in September 2017. It is the lowest unemployment rate from February 2008. The numbers analyzed  In September 2018, Miami-Dade County area was the second largest metro area […]

Miami Community Ventures Program, A One Community One Goal Initiative Receives SunTrust Foundation’s 2018 Lighting the Way Award and $75,000 Grant

Recognized for its philanthropic contributions supporting Miami’s economic development, The Beacon Council Economic Development Foundation was awarded a 2018 Lighting the Way Award and $75,000 grant by the SunTrust Foundation for the launch of their Miami Community Ventures Program, part of the One Community One Goal initiative. The SunTrust Foundation’s Lighting the Way Awards recognizes […]

Miami-Dade Unemployment Rates Continue a Downward Trend in August 2018 Report

Miami-Dade County continues to be a good news story. The non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Miami-Dade County was down to 4.1% in August 2018, 0.2% lower than last month.  Year-over-year there was a 1.0% decrease, as the unemployment rate for August 2017 was 5.1%. Additionally, we have seen a solid uptick in the creation of […]

Miami-Dade’s Economy Remains Healthy as New Jobs

Miami-Dade’s Economy Remains Healthy as New Jobs Continue to be Added  In July 2018, Miami-Dade County area was ranked 3rd for payroll job creation among major metro areas in Florida in over-the-year job gains. The Orlando area and Tampa area were ranked first and second respectively. Miami-Dade County created 24,300 new nonagricultural payroll jobs (not […]

One Community One Goal 2018 Report to the Community-Program

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the county’s official public-private economic development partnership, is pleased to announce the recipient of the prestigious 2018 Jay Malina Award is Adolfo Henriques. A respected businessman and community leader and longtime banker in Miami, he currently serves as Vice Chairman of The Related Group and Chairman of the Board of Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust after holding numerous positions at many of Miami’s most recognizable financial institutions.

One Community One Goal Champions Miami-Dade County’s Economy 2018 Report to the Community

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the county’s official public-private economic development partnership, is pleased to announce the recipient of the prestigious 2018 Jay Malina Award is Adolfo Henriques. A respected businessman and community leader and longtime banker in Miami, he currently serves as Vice Chairman of The Related Group and Chairman of the Board of Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust after holding numerous positions at many of Miami’s most recognizable financial institutions.

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