Economic Development

Through strategic partnerships and global outreach initiatives, we are expanding business opportunities
and building a diverse economy.
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Available Land & Buildings

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space and other regional data via
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Target Industries

Miami-Dade attracts new business investment in a wide range of sectors. 
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One Community One Goal

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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In Good Company, With Room for You

The Beacon Council works to provide Member-Investors with networking opportunities and access to vital research.
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Partnerships

From funding needs and technical assistance to consumer services— our industry partners work with us to help businesses get what they need when they need it.
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Local Business Local Jobs

Our goal is to develop an economy where businesses thrive and residents have access to quality job opportunities.
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Miami-Dade's Summer Employment Numbers Show Growth

(Miami, FL - Aug. 21, 2015) - Miami-Dade's unemployment rate dips to 6.1 percent in July, down from 6.5 last month, according to statistics released Friday.

"Our employment numbers show strength in the economy which is significant as we typically experience a slight decline during the summer months," The Beacon Council President & CEO Larry K. Williams said.

The numbers analyzed 

Governor Scott Announces TUUCI’s Expansion in Miami

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the expansion of TUUCI, LLC, a Miami-based, global outdoor shade manufacturer. The expansion will create 21 new jobs, retain 204 jobs and invest $1.25 million in a 100,000 square-foot facility.

The Beacon Council's One Community One Goal Provides Progress Report

Miami-Dade's Business, Community and Educational institutions work together to stimulate job growth

 

(Miami, FL - July 30, 2015) - The Beacon Council's One Community One Goal, a community-wide initiative to improve the local economy, reported advancements including job growth in all seven target industries, a strategic partnership with JPMorgan Chase and a challenge to the business community to support talent development, during its annual free community event held July 22 at Jungle Island.

Beacon Council outlines plans for local job development

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. Read More.

Beacon Council outlines plans for local job development

BY NICHOLAS NEHAMAS

nnehamas@miamiherald.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 the heart of its One Community One Goal initiative, which was launched in 2012 to create local jobs with good salaries.

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

Workforce initiatives focus on creating and filling middle-skills jobs.

Miami: A new haven for young professionals

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. Read More

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