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Miami-Dade County School Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho is new chairman
(Miami, FL) March 14, 2017 – Miami-Dade Beacon Council’s One Community One Goal (OCOG) announces that Miami-Dade County School Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho is the new chairman of the Academic Leaders Council (ALC). The OCOG ALC was created to develop a world-class educational ecosystem that aligns with the business community to ensure worker availability and to ensure that skill sets keep pace with business needs.
Carvalho, who will serve a two-year term, succeeds the ALC’s inaugural chairman, Florida International University President Mark B. Rosenberg, who had served in that position since 2014. Rosenberg spearheaded the launch of the council and led some of the ALC’s greatest outcomes. These include the creation of the Talent Development Network, an internship platform that is helping build an internship culture in Miami-Dade County and the Catalog of Academic Offerings, which demonstrates the emphasis the seven ALC institutions have put into bridging the gap between academia and industry.
“At FIU, we understand that we have a responsibility to our community and that joining forces with other anchor institutions expands the breadth and depth of our impact,” said Rosenberg. “I am very grateful for the opportunity to lead such a distinguished group of leaders who have committed to our community and the OCOG vision. What we have been able to do as part of the ALC is unprecedented and I am looking forward to a new era and many successes under the new leadership. “
Carvalho is considered one of the most prominent school superintendents in the country and has been the recipient of numerous state and national awards due to his leadership in transforming the 4th largest school system in the US into one of the country’s highest performing districts. He is a nationally recognized expert on education transformation, finance and leadership development.
“The key to the future prosperity of Miami-Dade County lies in our education system. I look forward to building on the successes of the ALC and to continue our collaboration to drive key initiatives and further build a world-class educational ecosystem in Miami-Dade County,” Carvalho said.
University of Miami President Julio Frenk has been selected to be the ALC’s Chair-elect. Dr. Frenk, a former Harvard dean, is the sixth President of the University of Miami and holds academic appointments as Professor of Public Health Sciences at the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and as Professor of Health Sector Management and Policy at the School of Business Administration.
“We want to thank President Rosenberg for his outstanding service, dedication, and tenacity as chairman of the OCOG ALC since its launch. His leadership has been pivotal to the success of the ALC,” said Miami-Dade Beacon Council Chairman Jaret L. Davis. “We are also fortunate to have two innovative, highly recognized educational leaders step into the roles of chair and chair-elect. Their unmatched leadership experience will help develop our community-wide strategic plan to grow our educational ecosystem.”
Education is the foundation of OCOG and the OCOG ALC been established to create an educational ecosystem that aligns with the business community to ensure worker availability and that skill sets keep pace with business needs.
“A significant differentiator of OCOG is the extraordinary involvement of the Academic Leaders Council,” said Interim President & CEO of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council Sheldon T. Anderson. “Their collaboration is giving Miami-Dade County a competitive advantage.”
Members of the ALC include:
- Barry University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua
- Florida International University President Mark B. Rosenberg
- Florida Memorial University President Roslyn Clark Artis
- Miami Dade College President Eduardo J. Padrón
- Miami-Dade, County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho
- St. Thomas University President Msgr. Franklyn M. Casale
- University of Miami President Julio Frenk
About Miami-Dade Beacon Council
The Miami-Dade Beacon Council is the County’s official economic development partnership. The not-for-profit public-private organization focuses on job creation and economic growth. Since 1985, the organization has assisted more than 980 businesses that have created more than 65,000 direct jobs and added more than $4 billion in new capital investments. It accomplishes this by marketing Miami-Dade as a world-class business location, growing local companies and shaping the local economy’s future. For more information, visit www.beaconcouncil.com
About One Community One Goal
One Community One Goal is a strategic plan for Miami-Dade County’s future economic development success that:
* Provides a unified vision of economic prosperity for all citizens of our community
* Drives the growth and creation of high-skilled high-wage jobs in target industries
* Supports the continued development of a world-class local educational ecosystem.
One Community One Goal is an initiative of The Beacon Council Economic Development Foundation, a 501(C) 3, Florida not-for-profit organization and an affiliate of The Beacon Council, a 501(C) 6. To learn more about OCOG, please contact Joseph E. Hovancak, Vice President of One Community One Goal, firstname.lastname@example.org, P: 305-579-1351, LinkedIn/In/JosephHovancak or visit www.onecommunityonegoal.com
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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 Planning for the Miami-Dade Beacon Council. “We also gained more than 5,000 jobs in professional services which include jobs within our target industries like creative design, life sciences and tech. The One Community One Goal initiative continues to help grow high-paying jobs in Miami-Dade.”
The numbers analyzed
Miami-Dade County created 31,800 new nonagricultural payroll jobs (not seasonally adjusted), from January 2016 to January 2017 which was a 2.8 percent increase. Miami-Dade County continues to show year over year gains. Improvements in the non-farm payroll jobs can be found in a variety of sectors. Between December 2016 and January 2017, Miami-Dade County decreased nonagricultural payroll jobs by 11,300 or 1.0 percentage point.
The not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Miami- Dade County was 5.1 in January 2017, which was a 0.2 percentage point decrease from January 2016 at 5.3 percent, and 0.3 percentage point decrease from December 2016 at 5.4 percent.
In January 2017, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Miami-Dade County (taking seasonal fluctuations in the labor force into consideration) was 5.5 percent, which is the same as December 2016.
From the data and analysis above, we see continued improvement in the local economy. Nevertheless, the community needs to remain focused on job-creation projects in targeted industries. These industries have been identified as the Miami-Dade County industries most able to create additional well-paying job opportunities, leading to an improved quality of life for Miami-Dade County residents. The Miami-Dade Beacon Council continues to aggressively work on attracting new companies to our community and work on the expansion and retention of existing business. For more information, visit www.beaconcouncil.com.
The job creation numbers are derived from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Employment Statistics Program (CES), and only account for non-farm payroll jobs. However, the unemployment rates are derived from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program (LAUS), which includes farm payroll jobs as well as self-employed workers.
In addition, the federal government typically conducts interviews in sample households to determine the unemployment rate. Miami-Dade County is one of six metropolitan areas in the United States that uses a different method solely based on a statistical model derived from several data sets.
* The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is unavailable at the time this report was composed.
(Miami, FL) March 10, 2017 – Leading global logistics provider DB Schenker is consolidating and relocating its headquarters for the Americas to Miami-Dade, Florida. The move will centralize DB Schenker’s regional management functions in one central location.
DB Schenker currently operates a large warehouse in West Miami-Dade County. The new Americas Headquarters will be located in a new building currently under construction in Central Miami-Dade County near the airport. The company will be moving to its permanent location in October 2017.
“This move will bring management together under one roof in the heart of the region,” said Philippe Gilbert, Regional CEO of DB Schenker Americas. “We have started this consolidation to increase efficiency and be close to our markets. Miami is the ideal location to connect with all countries within the Americas. We also look forward to bringing a variety of new jobs to the area as a result of this move.”
The Miami-Dade Beacon Council has been working closely with DB Schenker executives since August 2016, promoting Miami’s advantages, including the County’s skilled, multilingual talent pool, the low cost of doing business, and international access. DB Schenker Americas will be one of the 43 companies honored today at the Miami-Dade Beacon Council Key Ceremony.
“This decision by DB Schenker to relocate its headquarters further solidifies Miami’s position as a global business destination for European companies with operations in the Americas,” added Miami-Dade Beacon Council Interim President and CEO, Sheldon T. Anderson. “Our trade and logistics sector represents one in four jobs in Miami-Dade County across more than 2,500 companies. It is supported by two powerful economic engines – the Miami International Airport and PortMiami.”
About The Miami-Dade Beacon Council
The Miami-Dade Beacon Council is the county’s official economic development partnership. The not-for-profit public-private organization focuses on job creation and economic growth. Since 1985, the organization has assisted more than 1,000 businesses that have created nearly 67,000 direct jobs and added more than $4.3 billion in new capital investments. It accomplishes this by marketing Miami-Dade as a world-class business location, growing local companies and shaping the local economy’s future. For more information,
About DB Schenker Americas
DB Schenker is one of the largest Integrated Logistics Service Providers in the Americas with more than 10,000 employees in 123 locations providing over 27 million sq. ft. of distribution operations to its clients. DB Schenker’s Americas presence includes Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, United States, and Venezuela. DB Schenker offers land transport, air and ocean freight, as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management services from a single source. With integrated partners across the Americas, DB Schenker provides the best combination of intimate local practices knowledge and global capabilities. For more information, please visit www.dbschenkeramericas.com and select the country of interest.
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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 invest more than $1 million in the local community. Cosentino currently employs 60 Floridians across three distribution locations in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Lauderhill. The company also plans to open a design center in the Miami Design District.
Governor Scott said, “I am proud to announce that Cosentino will be relocating their Americas Headquarters from Texas to Florida and creating 85 new jobs for our families. This announcement would not be possible without the help of Enterprise Florida and shows the incredibly important role EFI has in out-competing other states like Texas to bring new job opportunities to our state. I am excited to welcome Cosentino to Florida and look forward to their future success.”
Cosentino Group, a family-owned company from Spain, is a worldwide producer and distributer of high-value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. The company currently employs more than 3,700 people worldwide, including 1,200 in the U.S. The new Americas Headquarters will house a management office with finance and sales personnel.
CEO Eduardo Cosentino said, “Miami’s location offers key strategic advantages to continue targeting the Americas. The entrepreneurial and innovative workforce in Miami better positions us to provide new products and designs that are both sustainable and advanced. Our partners at Enterprise Florida and the Miami-Dade Beacon Council helped make this move a reality, and we could not have found a better place to do business.”
This project was made possible through the close partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the City of Coral Gables, CareerSource Florida and local colleges and universities.
Mike Grissom, interim President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc., said, “Cosentino is a great company and I am excited to see them bring their Americas headquarters to Miami as well as the 85 jobs that will now be right here in Florida. Our state is an amazing place to live, work and raise a family, and companies like Cosentino recognize this. I am happy to welcome them to Florida and look forward to their continued success.”
Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, said, “I am proud that after growing its distribution business in Florida, Cosentino has recognized the value in moving its Americas Headquarters to the Sunshine State. Miami’s unmatched global resources and talented workforce are working to attract companies like Cosentino to our state every day.”
Jaret L. Davis, chair of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, said, “Cosentino is exactly the type of company whose business aligns with Miami-Dade’s focus on innovation. The family-owned company has stayed at the top of its game by developing innovative products that provide significant utility and sustainability without sacrificing design. We’re pleased to welcome them to Miami-Dade and excited about the impact of 85 additional high-wage jobs.”
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a partnership between Florida’s businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI facilitates job growth through recruitment and retention, international trade and exporting, promotion of sporting events, and capital funding programs to assist small and minority businesses. EFI launched “Florida – The Future is Here” to promote the state as the nation’s premier business destination.
The Miami-Dade Beacon Council is the county’s official economic development partnership. The not-for-profit public-private organization focuses on job creation and economic growth. Since 1985, the organization has assisted more than 1,000 businesses that have created nearly 67,000 direct jobs and added more than $4.3 billion in new capital investments. It accomplishes this by marketing Miami-Dade as a world-class business location, growing local companies and shaping the local economy’s future. For more information, visit www.beaconcouncil.com
About the Cosentino Group: The Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’ lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton® and Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces, which allow the creation of unique designs for the home and public spaces. The group bases its development on international expansion, an innovative research and development program, respect for the environment and sustainability, and its ongoing corporate commitment to society and the local communities where it operates, education, equality and health & safety. The Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands in more than 80 countries, from its headquarters in Almeria (Spain). Currently Cosentino is present in 32 countries, with its own assets in 29 of them. The group has seven factories (six in Almería, Spain, and one in Brazil), one intelligent logistic platform in Spain, and more than 120 commercial and business units throughout the world. More than 90% of Cosentino Group’s financial turnover comes from international markets.
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Ben Mollere has been corporate vice president, Hospitality and Business Relations since 2010, responsible for Baptist’s Maritime Medical Services, Corporate Relations, & Hospitality Services departments. In addition, through the HBR analytics department, his organization cultivates revenue producing & brand enhancing initiatives that benefit Baptist Health.
Before joining Baptist, Mollere enjoyed a 28-year hotel career with Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, St. Regis, and for 13 years he directed all sales and marketing efforts for The Biltmore in Coral Gables. In 2007, he acquired four licenses as an agent with Seitlin Insurance in Miami. He has been active in the Miami community, previously serving as chairman of The Beacon Council. He currently serves as a board member to Camillus House and has served on the boards of The American Red Cross, Coral Gables Community Foundation, and remains active with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, and the United Way of Florida.
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