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Economic Development

Miami-Dade County has added more private sector jobs than any other County in Florida over the past four years, local businesses created more than 117,000 jobs. Since 2011, the unemployment rate has dropped from 12 percent to roughly 6 percent. Local businesses are expanding in our County, which contributed to 2,176 jobs and more than $536 in new capital investments in 2014.

Employ Miami-Dade

Employ Miami-Dade, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, CareerSource South Florida, Neighbors and Neighbors Association (NANA), and other local agencies have partnered to offer a construction, hospitality, and culinary training to help put eligible Miami-Dade County residents back to work.

Liberty City Rising

Liberty City Rising -- Opportunity Lives Here logoIn February 2015, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announced a multimillion-dollar plan to revitalize Liberty Square and Liberty City. Known as Liberty City Rising, this development seeks to address the issues of crime and poverty in the area by raising the standard of living for residents and creating opportunities to earn a decent living.

American Dream Miami

The Florida Cabinet unanimously approved the land acquisition for the project on April 14, 2015. American Dream Miami will be the Country's largest mall and entertainment center with the potential to attract millions of visitors from around the world to Miami-Dade County each year. The development company, Triple Five, projects up to 25,000 permanent jobs and 25,000 construction jobs will be created as a result of the $4 billion private investment.

eMerge Americas

eMerge Americas logoeMerge Americas is the platform for the advancement of technology, a forum for idea exchange, and a launch pad for innovation connecting Latin America, North America, and Europe. In addition, the Government Innovation Forum, which brought together top government officials and business leaders from around the world to explore how public-private partnerships are leveraging disruptive technologies to transform our communities.