The New Great City
“This is a great time to be in Miami,” stated Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Carlos Gimenez. Miami is rapidly emerging as a key business and technology hub for the US. With a favorable tax environment, strategic location, and thriving labor force, business leaders around the world recognize Miami as a rewarding place to do business.
Traditionally, Miami has been acclaimed as a vacation destination. While hospitality and tourism remain vital to Miami, the mayor intends to diversify the economy by creating a landscape that will foster growth in sectors such as technology and design. The mayor’s office invested heavily in the recent eMerge Americas techweek, which aims to establish Miami as the technology center of the Americas.
“We facilitate business from around the world to Latin America,” explained Mr. Gimenez. With $17 billion in trade, Brazil, in particular, remains a very important partner. Miami International Airport, the second busiest airport in the US for international flights, runs 121 flights per week to Brazil. Additionally, with infrastructure improvements underway, the port of Miami is poised to flourish with the expansion of the Panama Canal.
For business leaders considering relocation or expansion, Mr. Gimenez concluded, “Come to Miami to visit, stay in Miami for business.”