Capital Improvements

  • Miami-Dade's capital program totals more than $2 billion annually.
     
  • The Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Program (BBC GOB) has awarded and paid more than $711 million since 2005 to contractors and professional firms for the implementation of capital projects which were approved by the voters in 2004.
     
  • Approximately $550 million in bond proceeds will be infused, by the BBC-GOB projects, into the local construction industry to implement capital projects in our community.
     
  • The County's Building Better Communities Program has invested in over 100 parks, playgrounds, beaches, pools, marinas, sports fields and nature areas throughout the County.
     
  • The County's Miscellaneous Construction Contract Program (MCC) is a rotational pool of contractors which are awarded contracts to perform small construction projects under $2.5 million. This program awards and pays an average of $100 annually, with the average contract valued at $5,000. This program distributes work to many local, small firms.
     
  • Since 2008, the County's Economic Stimulus Plan has advanced and awarded more than $663 million in construction, architecture and engineering services, and the acquisition of goods and services funded by federal dollars under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
     
  • General Obligation Bond funds have supported the purchase of more than 2,600 acres of pinelands, hammock, wetlands and other environmentally sensitive properties as part of the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program.
     
  • 56% of businesses participating in the construction of the Marlins Ballpark are local. 2,400 workers have been on the site, to date, and we anticipate that 5,000 workers will be on the site before the project is complete.
     
  • As of 2009, the county had allocated $134 million in General Obligation Bond dollars to perform neighborhood improvements in Miami-Dade's 35 cities, towns, and villages.
     
  • Monies from a $25 million GOB Healthcare Fund have been allocated to seven not-for-profit agencies that provide community-based healthcare services to residents.
     
  • $10 million from bond interest proceeds were allocated to Florida International University's Medical School.
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