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The Beacon Council and its Foundation strive to create an economic climate where residents have access to quality opportunities, with a focus on higher paying jobs in target industries. 
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Miami-Dade County's total number of payroll jobs surpasses previous economic boom years

(Miami, FL - January 23, 2015) - Miami-Dade County ended 2014 with the highest number of total payroll jobs since before the recession, according to statistics released on Friday.

"In December 2007, we had a total of 1.08 million payroll jobs during the height of the economic boom," The Beacon Council President & CEO Larry K. Williams said. "Today, we have surpassed that number with 1.12 million total jobs."

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Business Profile & Relocation Guide 2015

This year's edition is an excellent tool for businesses and corporations looking to relocate to Miami-Dade County, which offers businesses unparalleled services, convenience and incentives. Plus, interviews and profiles on local personalities provide insight into Miami's corporate scene.

13th Annual Beacon Awards

Do you know of a company (or if your company) has created jobs over the past year and has contributed to growing the Miami-Dade economy? If so, nominate them for the 13th Annual Beacon Award. Visit http://beaconawards.beaconcouncil.com/

Miami-Dade County unemployment down four months in a row, 14,400 jobs gained in November

(Miami, FL - December 19, 2014) - Miami-Dade County's unemployment rate dipped again to 6.2 percent in November, the fourth decrease since August. The county also added 14,400 jobs in the past month, according to statistics released on Friday.

"Not only did the actual number of unemployed individuals decrease, but the total labor force increased which means that there was net new job creation," The Beacon Council President & CEO Larry K. Williams said. "In addition, we're seeing job growth across a variety of industries."

Miami ranked Top 10 in connectivity among major global cities and Top 25 in foreign direct investment strategy

(Miami, FL - Dec. 8, 2014) -The Beacon Council announces Greater Miami's Top 10 ranking in connectivity among major global cities and a Top 25 region in foreign direct investment (FDI) strategy, according to fDi Magazine's Global Cities of the Future Awards released today.

The Beacon Council to honor 39 local companies at Key Ceremony

(Miami, FL – Dec. 4, 2014) –The Beacon Council will honor 39 companies establishing or expanding operations in Miami-Dade County at the annual 2014 Key Ceremony & Holiday Reception on Dec. 10 at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami.

Spain Delegation

At the invitation of the Trade and Investment office of Andalucía, Spain, The Beacon Council welcomed a business delegation comprised of companies from various sectors, visiting Miami to evaluate the opportunity of doing business in our community. Pamela Fuertes, Vice-President, International Economic Development Programs and Kemely Castro, Manager, International Economic Development Programs briefed the delegation.

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