Media Contact: Maria Camacho firstname.lastname@example.org (305) 579-1341 (Miami) Miami-Dade added 18,700 new payroll jobs in the past year and unemployment decreased to 5 percent in April, from 5.4 percent the previous month, according to statistics released Friday. “We’re encouraged as we continue to see year-over-year job growth across sectors,” said Jaap Donath, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, […]
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Miami-Dade experienced a healthy 2 percent job growth or 23,400 payroll jobs from March 2016 to March 2017 across industries with Education and Health Services (8,600) and Professional and Business Services (5,000) leading, according to state figures released Friday.
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March 14, 2017 Miami-Dade County had the highest annual job growth in education and health services (8,100 jobs) compared to other metro areas in Florida from January 2016 to January 2017, according to statistics released March 10. “Education and health services provide above-average paying wages,” said Jaap Donath, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Research & Strategic […]
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March 15, 2017 Gov. Scott Announces Cosentino to Relocate Americas Headquarters from Texas to Florida CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Cosentino, a global leader in natural stone, quartz, and recycled surfacing, is relocating its Americas Headquarters from Sugarland, Texas to Coral Gables. The relocation will create 85 new jobs and […]
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March 7, 2017 During annual presentation of “Keys to the County” by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Presented by TD Bank (Miami, FL – March 7, 2017) – It’s a night to honor the growth of commerce and the entrepreneurial spirit of Miami-Dade County. The 2017 Key Ceremony is the event of the […]
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BY LARRY K. WILLIAMS beaconcouncil.com Miami is winning the brain gain race. A recent study supported by the Knight Foundation listed Miami as one of the top areas in the nation attracting young professionals. Miami’s share of educated millennials increased by almost 25 percent in the last 10 years, including a jump of 118 percent […]
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BY NICHOLAS NEHAMAS email@example.com Miami-Dade County must keep diversifying its economy in order to protect against another recession, local community leaders said at an annual Beacon Council meeting on Wednesday. The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade’s economic development agency, announced plans to launch an online career portal for job-seekers and employers in seven key industries at […]
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Workforce initiatives focus on creating and filling middle-skills jobs. By Chauncy Lennon and Larry K. Williams When the global economy sputtered and seized in the recession of 2008-2010, Florida’s Miami-Dade County region was hit hard. Today, the economy has vastly improved with the unemployment rate close to pre-recession levels. It’s a good time to evaluate and address our […]
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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.”
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John Schoettler, Amazon’s head of real estate, gave a few hints about what the company wants from its new headquarters city. “We look forward to cities that are … progressive and are thinking forward and long term, in terms of affordable housing and mass transportation and being able to move people around,” he said.
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It’s been my personal experience that entering a new market is a great ordeal. It’s time-consuming, financially daunting and worst of all, it comes with unforeseeable complications. From misjudging cultural biases to incorrectly pricing a product or service by not efficiently studying the new region, keeping these steps in mind should ease the entire process — especially for first-time entrepreneurs.
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The 238 communities vying to be home to Amazon’s second headquarters are seeking a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Creating up to 50,000 new jobs, paying $100,000 average salaries, Amazon’s HQ2, as it’s called, promises an economic burst that could fundamentally change the region’s business landscape.
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Miami was always seen as an underdog for Amazon’s headquarters, given its thin roster of heavy corporate hitters, lack of a tech-savvy workforce and low marks on certain urban perks, like a vibrant transit system.
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This year, as in years past, the list of South Florida Power Leaders reflects a dynamic regional marketplace. Of the 153 executives on our list, 57 were not on last year’s list. Newcomers represent such sectors as construction, travel and tourism, regional business development and even pet supplies, which saw home-grown Chewy.com acquired for a rumored $3.35 billion last year.
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A new year gives Black small businesses the opportunity for growth and new connections. With new programs in Miami launching and existing programs amping up their engagement, Black small businesses can use these resources to make this year better than the last.
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—Celebrates Miami’s unique strengths and invites makers, technologists, and advocates to collaborate and drive equitable, inclusive growth for the 305— MIAMI, FL – JANUARY 7, 2021 – A collective of tech leaders, builders, and advocates that have contributed to the foundation of Miami-Dade’s dynamic, growing tech and innovation ecosystem collaborated on a #MiamiTech Manifesto released earlier […]
Sponsored by: The numbers analyzed In November 2020, the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Miami-Dade County was 7.4 percent. The County had a reduction of 68.000 nonagricultural payroll jobs (not seasonally adjusted), from November 2019 to November 2020 which was a 5.5 percentage point decrease. From October 2020 to November 2020, there was an […]
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—Entrepreneurship track set to launch in 2021 as an alternative pathway and a source of new jobs— MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 16, 2020 – The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s official public-private economic development partnership, is pleased to celebrate Miami Community Ventures’ (MCV) first full year, with more than 150 job placements throughout Miami-Dade County. Launched in […]
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(Miami, FL– December 3, 2020) – HealthSnap, a Remote Patient Monitoring company for virtual chronic condition management, to create 65 jobs and invest more than $1.5 million over the next three years as part of a major expansion announcement in Miami. Founded in 2015, HealthSnap is an example of a successful start-up in Miami-Dade County […]
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—Leaders from the public and private sector commit to local economic development efforts— MIAMI, FL – December 1, 2020 – The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s official public-private economic development partnership, is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Board of Directors and slate of new officers and committee leadership. The Board of Directors consists of volunteer leaders […]
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The numbers analyzed In October 2020, the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Miami-Dade County was 8.8 percent. The County had a reduction of 74,900 nonagricultural payroll jobs (not seasonally adjusted), from October 2019 to October 2020 which was a 6.1 percentage point decrease. From September 2020 to October 2020, there was an increase of […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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— 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 […]
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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 […]