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Economic Development Partners


The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, a public-private partnership, is the official economic development organization for Miami-Dade County. Led by a professional staff and Board of volunteer community leaders, the organization facilitates business growth and expansion locally, nationally and internationally. The Council was founded in 1985 as an outgrowth of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce to focus on business recruitment, expansion and retention.

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council is the steward for the county-wide economic development plan, One Community One Goal, to strengthen and diversify the economy with high paying jobs. Today, the Miami-Dade Beacon Council continues to advance community objectives through a carefully planned action-oriented agenda developed in collaboration with Miami-Dade County officials, education, business and civic leaders.


Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce

The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1921 to promote the economic well-being of Miami Beach’s citizens, to improve the quality of life for the entire community, and to communicate the view of the business community on major issues of public policy. A small group of civic leaders formed The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce to promote the city as a place to visit, work and play. Through eras of boom and bust, the Chamber continued to play a crucial role in the development of “America’s Riviera.” While Miami Beach has changed considerably since the organization’s first meeting in 1921, the Chamber has always been there to help meet the needs of its hometown.


The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (“GMCVB”) is a sales and marketing organization, its mission is to attract, encourage and induce all persons and organizations to visit Greater Miami and its Beaches for conventions, business, and pleasure. Acting on behalf of its members, its interlocal partners, and the citizens of Miami-Dade County, the GMCVB markets and promotes all segments of the community as a preferred destination. In furtherance of this mission, the GMCVB will support and encourage actions and programs that enhance the desirability and attractiveness of Greater Miami and its Beaches for its visitors.


Enterprise FL Logo

Enterprise Florida is a public–private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders. Enterprise Florida works to expand and diversify the state’s economy through job creation. Enterprise Florida is a diverse organization that services a multitude of industries from small and minority businesses to trade and export development.


Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority

The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority's (“MBVCA”) mission is to proactively recruit, develop, and financially support and partner with events, festivals, programs, and activities that are innovative, high quality, and representative of our City, which garner positive and or noteworthy media awareness, which enhance and augment the reputation of Miami Beach and the experience for tourists, year-round and significantly impact our local hospitality and culinary business. The MBVCA has been recognized by world-renowned entities such as the World Travel Awards brand, recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.


MD Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Logo

The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (“MDGLCC”) is the largest not-for-profit corporation in the county for gay and lesbian businesses. With membership comprised of close to 600 companies/businesses representing more than 1,200 members, the Chamber's mission is to promote a unified and thriving, gay and gay-friendly, business and professional community throughout Miami-Dade County. The Chamber’s mission is to promote networking within the existing gay and gay-friendly business and professional community, to promote business opportunities for Chamber members, to promote Miami as a year-round, gay and gay-friendly tourist destination, to provide resources for our members, and to provide outreach from our community to other organizations.


South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Logo

The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (“SFLHCC”) was founded on July 21, 1994, with the mission of promoting the continued growth and development of the Hispanic business community and to serve as a resource center and forum to advocate for Hispanic and Minority owned businesses. The organization is comprised of dedicated professional individuals and business owners who have come together to advance the commercial, financial, educational and civic interests of the ever-growing Hispanic Community of South Florida.


Lincoln Road Business Improvement District Logo

The Lincoln Road Business Improvement District, Inc. (“LRBID”) was formed with the purpose of stabilizing and improving the Lincoln Road retail business district (which is located within a nationally recognized historic district) through promotion, management, marketing, and similar services by representing and advocating for the property owners and business owners located within its boundaries. By promoting and encouraging the continued development of a diverse, vibrant, and pedestrian-friendly Lincoln Road mixed-use neighborhood, the LRBID provides a dynamic setting for businesses, the visiting public, arts and entertainment, as well as area residents. Lincoln Road is the cultural and civic hub for the community.


Ocean Drive Association

Ocean Drive Association’s (“ODA”) mission is to continue the vision of Ocean Drive as America’s first American Riviera and the first Historic architectural district in Miami Beach and promote a community of international scope, cleanliness, safety, and good taste.


Espanola Way association logo

To preserve, enhance and promote Española Way as a destination for visitors and locals. Española Way is a pedestrian-only street meant to fulfil the vision of those who built it nearly a century ago as a place for locals and travelers to gather, create and celebrate. Española Way is an immersive and transporting experience, and not to be missed.


Washington Avenue Business Improvement District is a non-profit municipal board of the City of Miami Beach representing property owners that comprise the blocks of Washington Avenue corridor from 5th Street to 17th Street, with the aim to build upon Washington Avenue’s role as an entertainment district. It works to enhance security and sanitation services in the neighborhood, advocate for the betterment of the area, raise awareness of advancements being made, and plan for the future of Washington Avenue. The Washington Avenue Business Improvement District (BID)’s integral mission is to preserve, stabilize, and improve Washington Avenue retail and business district located inside historic Miami Beach. The BID provides high-quality, customer-oriented services designed to define, enhance, and continually improve Washington Avenue for those who work, live, visit, and do business here.”

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