Miami Beach Appoints New Economic Development Director

(Miami Beach, FL) Mar 25, 2019 -

Charged with rolling out the red carpet for the business community and cutting out the red tape, the City Commission unanimously appointed Bo Martinez to serve as the new Economic Development Director.

“I’m excited to bring Mr. Martinez on board given his decorated history in economic development and significant success in business retention and expansion in the communities he’s served,” shared City Manager Jimmy L. Morales.

Working with various government across the United States, including the City of Phoenix and City and County of Broomfield, Colorado, Martinez has over 20 years of experience in economic development. In his most recent role at the City and County of Broomfield, Martinez was responsible for enhancing the city’s revenue base, pursuing investments in transportation and development, connecting people and jobs and ultimately facilitating community revitalization.

Prior to Broomfield, Martinez worked for the City and County of Denver’s Office of Economic Development where he directed the city’s Neighborhood Marketplace Initiative, Business Retention, Expansion and Attraction programs. At the City of Phoenix, he developed and managed the Metro Light Rail Transit Oriented Development program and downtown development projects.

Martinez received his Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado and is the past chair of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation Professionals Group.

“I’m thrilled to join the dynamic team in place at the City of Miami Beach,” said Martinez. “I look forward to working with leaders in the public and private sectors and the community to enhance the local economy and build on the vibrancy of this world-class city.”