The Miami-Dade Beacon Council and Publishing Partner HCP Media Launch Advantage Miami 2020

MIAMI, FL., January 10, 2020 – The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, together with custom media company HCP Media, proudly unveil the 2020 edition of Advantage Miami. This “go-to” resource
guide provides business owners, key decision makers and talent with essential information on MiamiDade County’s business advantages, including its growing tech ecosystem, strategic global location, infrastructure, diverse talent pipeline, and more.

“2020 is a milestone year for the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, as we celebrate our 35th year as Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership,” states Michael Finney, President
and CEO of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council. “This edition of Advantage Miami showcases some compelling success stories, as well as actionable data that stakeholders need in order to make informed, strategic decisions about the future of their business. Miami-Dade is uniquely positioned to support the kind of growth forward-thinking professionals are looking for; this publication helps us tell that story.”

The 2020 edition of Advantage Miami positions Miami-Dade County as one of the world’s premier destinations for new and expanding businesses. Driven by new technology concepts, an increasing flow of high-performing talent and abundant sources of capital, Miami is a hub of innovation and a magnet for global investment. Add a diverse and multilingual workforce, business-friendly local and state governments, and a vibrant quality of life, and one can see why Miami stands apart as a multifaceted destination to live, work and play.

“This is a community with a globally recognized profile, especially from a lifestyle perspective. We want to make sure that people – especially talent and companies’ decision makers – are just as familiar with Miami’s advantages as a world-class global business destination,” explains Maria Budet, Chief Marketing Officer for The Beacon Council. “This publication not only allows us to tell that data-driven story in a user-friendly way but allows us to start a dialogue that highlights how The Beacon Council can help businesses navigate that transition to this market in a seamless, successful way.”

“It is such a pleasure to create Advantage Miami on behalf of The Beacon Council knowing it is used to cultivate more business in Miami-Dade County,” says Marisa Beazel, President and Publisher of HCP Media. “This new edition is chock full of data, visually appealing photography and quotes from local business owners and community figures that continue to position Miami-Dade County as a burgeoning destination for art, technology, startups and more.”

For more information on this publication and for an opportunity to be a part of the next edition, please contact Cristiana Glassford at 305-376-5252.


About The Miami-Dade Beacon Council
The Miami-Dade Beacon Council is Miami-Dade 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 over 70,000 direct jobs and added more than $5 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

About HCP Media
As communication experts, HCP Media, a division of McClatchy, creates innovative, market-leading, cross-platform solutions that stay ahead of consumers’ evolving media habits. A custom publishing and promotion company, HCP produces over 75 custom publications for hotels, airlines and other clients. The company’s reach extends beyond the travel niche and into the global luxury market, including ensuite cruise line publications and luxury lifestyle magazines. Beyond the written word, HCP’s top-tier marketing and branding products include videos and websites, custom event marketing, strategic social media and blog content, and materials for national and global companies targeting affluent consumers, as well as accompanying sales, promotional and marketing programs. Together, these turnkey print and digital marketing solutions reach more than 80 million active travelers annually and 5 million unique monthly visitors on its combined websites. HCP’s work has also been recognized with more than 300 editorial, photography and design awards.