Miami-Dade Added Nearly 19,000 Jobs in April as Unemployment Rate Dipped to 5 percent

Media Contact: Maria Camacho (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 […]

More than 23,000 Miami-Dade Payroll Jobs added from March 2016 to 2017

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.

Miami-Dade Leads the State in Annual Job Growth in Education and Health Services

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 […]

Gov. Scott Announces Cosentino to Relocate Americas Headquarters from Texas to Florida

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 […]

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council "Unlocks New Worlds of Business Opportunity"

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) – […]

Miami: A new haven for young professionals

BY LARRY K. WILLIAMS 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 […]

Beacon Council outlines plans for local job development

BY NICHOLAS NEHAMAS   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 […]

Op-ed: Skills Gap Highlights Challenges, Opportunities for Miami

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 […]

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.

Cover Story: How Miami compares to other possible Amazon HQ2 cities

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.

4 Tips to Optimize Your Launch in a New Market

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.

MSC Group to Expand Presence in Miami With New North American Headquarters for Cruise Division

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s official public-private economic development partnership, joins MSC Group in announcing the development of its new home in Downtown Miami.

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council Celebrates County’s Economic Success and Record-Breaking Technology Sector Expansion at 2023 Annual Meeting

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s official public-private economic development partnership, proudly revealed substantial strides in their mission to drive a more sustainable, inclusive, and competitive economy for Greater Miami at their 2023 Annual Meeting, presented by Florida International University.

Miami-Dade Beacon Council Announces  2023-2024 Officers and Board of Directors

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s official public-private economic development partnership, announces their newly elected 2023-2024 leadership including Officers and Board of Directors.

Kaseya to Create 3,400 New Tech Jobs and Invest $16 Million+ in Miami-Dade County

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s official public-private economic development partnership, joins Kaseya in announcing its most significant Miami expansion to-date, creating 3,400 new direct jobs and over $16 million in capital investment in Miami-Dade County. This is the largest tech job creation project the County has ever supported, and the largest single job creation project in The Beacon Council’s 38-year history.

LeverX Moves Headquarters From Silicon Valley to Miami

Global system integrator LeverX is pleased to announce the relocation of its corporate headquarters to Miami, Florida. By moving from California to Florida, LeverX is taking the next step in its international expansion, while extending the company’s presence as part of Florida’s growing technology hub.

Miami-Dade Beacon Council Names Rodrick Miller President & Chief Executive Officer

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s official public-private economic development partnership, names Rodrick Miller President and Chief Executive Officer.

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council Holds 2022 Annual Meeting, Celebrates Record-Breaking Performance for Second Consecutive Year

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s official public-private economic development partnership, today announced record-breaking achievements for the second consecutive year at their 2022 Annual Meeting, presented by Florida Power & Light.

Miami-Dade Beacon Council Announces 2022-2023 Officers, Board of Directors and Committee Leadership

Yolanda Cash Jackson, Esq., Shareholder at Becker, First Black Woman to Lead Beacon Council Board of Directors

The Beacon Council’s “Created in Miami” Unites Homegrown Pioneers to Drive Engagement with Miami-Dade County’s Dynamic Creative Industry

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the County’s official economic development partnership, announces the launch of Created in Miami, an initiative designed to bring Miami-Dade County’s creative ecosystem together and celebrate their innovative accomplishments.

July Employment Report

This July’s unemployment report shows that the unemployment rate decreased to 2.3% compared to 5.3% in July 2021.

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