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Economic Development Fund

Miami-Dade County has created a stellar partnership opportunity for attracting and expanding the most desirable kinds of businesses -- job creators, industry expanders and neighborhood catalysts. More than ever before, we will be ready to answer when opportunity knocks.

Miami-Dade's Board of County Commissioners approved a measure that establishes the guidelines of a $90 million fund to spur economic development that attracts major new business to the community and creates high-impact jobs.

This Economic Development Fund, funded from the voter-approved Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond, allots $75 million for countywide projects, while the other $15 million is aimed at targeted urban areas.

The County's plans for the $75 million include projects designed to promote major, game-changing business expansions anywhere in Miami-Dade County. The Economic Development Fund will be used to reimburse up to $15 million per project for public infrastructure improvements -- like road construction and water and sewer lines, among others -- as long as the project is consistent with the program's intended goals.

The County has identified five Economic Development Fund strategic areas (1.3 MB): Opa-locka Executive Airport area, the Civic Center/Medical District, the Port of Miami, the Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport area, and the Homestead Air Reserve Base.

These are locations that are fertile ground for the types of industries the fund was designed to attract, namely:

  • aviation and aerospace
  • financial and professional services
  • homeland security and defense
  • information technology
  • life sciences
  • international trade and global commerce

Projects in the targeted urban areas also have to spur economic development that attracts new business to the targeted urban areas and creates jobs. Eligible projects in each targeted urban area are reimbursable up to $3 million.

Before submitting an application, please call Freenette D. Williams at 305-375-3869.

Search Targeted Urban Areas and Empowerment Zones

Designated economic development priority areas include the Targeted Urban Areas (TUA's) and Empowerment Zones.

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Targeted Urban Area and Empowerment Zones

Designated priority areas include the Targeted Urban Areas (TUA's) and Empowerment Zones.

  • Carol City TUA
  • Central Empowerment Zone 
  • Coconut Grove TUA
  • Florida City TUA
  • Goulds TUA
  • Leisure City TUA
  • Liberty City TUA
  • Little Haiti TUA
  • Model City Brownsville TUA
  • Naranja TUA
  • North Dade Empowerment Zone 
  • North Miami 7th Avenue Corridor TUA 
  • North Miami Biscayne Blvd Corridor TUA 
  • North Miami Downtown TUA Corridor 
  • North Miami West Dixie Highway Corridor TUA 
  • NW 27th Avenue Corridor TUA 
  • NW 183rd St Corridor TUA 
  • Opalocka TUA 
  • Overtown TUA 
  • Perrine TUA
  • Princeton TUA
  • Richmond Heights TUA
  • South Dade Empowerment Zone 
  • South Miami TUA
  • Homestead TUA
  • West Little River TUA
  • All Targeted Urban Areas
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    Economic Development Fund (GOB) documents

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