The Miami area is home to over 100 foreign consulates, foreign trade offices and bi-national chambers of commerce, which promote and facilitate international business. The consuls and foreign trade officers who are posted in Miami-Dade County provide services to foreign nationals here, and facilitate trade and friendly relations between the residents of Miami-Dade County and the foreign country they represent.

The County works closely with the Consular Corps to facilitate greater flows of international commerce while strengthening the County's already close cultural links.