Members of the Miami-Dade County Beacon Council, including President & CEO,Michael Finney and Executive Vice President of Economic Development, James Kohnstamm, recently joined South Florida Manufacturers Association President, Matthew Rocco, Board Chair, Luis Gonzalez-Mendez and Board member, Bill Simonitsch to sign an agreement establishing a partnership to provide greater interaction and effectiveness between the two organizations and to highlight and support the growth of manufacturing throughout Miami-Dade County.

Last week, The Miami-Dade Beacon Council met with Canadian Delegates at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Beacon Council Senior Vice President of International Economic Development, Mario J. Sacasa joined Donald Leblanc, Delegate of the Government of Quebec in Atlanta; Glenn Cooper, Partner at the law firm of Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel, President of the Canada-Florida Chamber of Commerce and Incoming Chair of the Beacon Council International Advisory and Liane Ventura, Senior Vice President of International Business & Industry Growth at Miami Chamber of Commerce to discuss ways to improve and increase the flow of trade and investment between Quebec and Miami-Dade.

Low-cost carrier Frontier announced today that in November it will expand its schedule at Miami International Airport by a total of 28 weekly flights and six additional routes, bringing its total weekly departures to 57. Its new Miami schedule will include three weekly flights to Hartford/Springfield and three weekly flights to San Juan beginning November 14, in addition to four weekly flights to Boston starting November 15 – three first-time routes by Frontier from MIA. Frontier will also launch four daily flights to Detroit starting November 15, as well as bring back daily service to New York LaGuardia and Chicago O’Hare on November 14.

MIAMI – After decades of decline, manufacturing employment in Miami-Dade County is showing signs of a comeback, increasing 14.5 percent from 35,738 workers in 2012 to more than 40,800 in 2017, according to a new report from FIU.

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