Media Contact:
Andria C. Muniz Amador
amuniz@miamidade.gov
786-299-2410

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez to release PortMiami's local, regional, and statewide economic impacts

MIAMI (April 14, 2017)

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez will host a press conference on Monday, April 17, 2017, at 10:00 A.M., at PortMiami to release a study detailing the local and regional economic impacts of Miami’s seaport.

PortMiami is one of the most important economic engines in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida, contributing billions of dollars in total economic activity and supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs. The importance of the $1.3 billion of capital infrastructure investments in the channel deepening to -50/-52 ft., the completion of a tunnel that provides direct access between the cargo terminals and I-395 and I-95, the modernization of on-dock intermodal rail, and the acquisition of new cranes that can handle the larger super Post-Panamax ships is reflected in the new economic impact numbers to be released.

Who:
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, County Commissioners and PortMiami Director Juan Kuryla
What:
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, County Commissioners and PortMiami Director Juan Kuryla to release PortMiami’s local, regional, and statewide economic impacts
When:
April 17, 2017 — 10:00 a.m.
Where:
PortMiami Cargo Area Bay 119 | CMA CGM FLORIDA
Editor's Note:
Event visuals will include PortMiami’s vibrant cargo area with unloading operations taking place on the CMA CGM FLORIDA, Downtown Miami’s skyline, and a line-up of PortMiami partners and workers that have contributed to the port’s growth and success. Parking and meeting location is scheduled in front of PortMiami’s Administration Building at the South Lot. Media representatives will be escorted to the staging area promptly at 9:15 a.m. Transportation to the event will NOT be available after 9:30 a.m.