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(Miami, FL - March 26, 2012) The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County's official economic development partnership, is pleased to announce that eGENTIC, an online marketing company from Germany, has chosen Miami for its first U.S. office, bringing 40 direct jobs within three years and nearly $1 million in capital investment to the area. "We came to Miami because of the cost of living, access to employees with specialty knowledge as well as access to Latin America," said William Tubbs, president and CEO. "The six-hour time difference with Europe is another reason."
With just over four weeks to go before the EXPO JAMAICA 2012 in Kingston, Jamaica, the Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) is partnering with small business organizations across the US to lead a Business Opportunities (BizOpps) Exploration to EXPO JAMAICA 2012. The goal is to introduce US small businesses (i.e. businesses with one to five hundred employees) to Jamaica and Jamaicans and assist in building networks critical for international business success. Participants will engage in a half-day seminar on "Doing Business in Jamaica" and "SMART Foresight for Small Businesses." ICS will also coordinate Buyers Only Sessions at the National Arena. ICS has crafted specially designed packages that will also include optional tours to some of Kingston's famous sights as well as to the North Coast resort town of Ocho Rios.
On Monday, May 17, 2010, the Black Economic Development Coalition, Inc and Tools for Change, a nonprofit organization, will be offering a workshop for business owners. Commission Chairman Dennis C. Moss coordinated the event as part of the Board of County Commissioners continued relief efforts. The informative session will take place at 6:00 p.m. at the South Dade Government Center, 10110 SW 211th Street, Suite 203.
Jamaicans residing in Florida, USA will be able to find out more about real estate investment opportunities in the island, at a JN Real Estate Fair, to be staged at Inverrary Country Club in Lauderhill, Florida, on Sunday, April 22, 2012. The fair is being organised by the Florida Representative Office of Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), under the theme “Paradise is Calling,” to provide direct access to real estate developers and agents from Jamaica who are participants in the JNBS Preferred Lender Programme.
Miami Dade College (MDC) president Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón will receive Special Individual Recognition from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce when the organization hosts its 4th annual International Business Leadership Awards on Thursday, Nov. 18 at Jungle Island in Miami. Dr. Padrón was selected to receive the honor due to his commitment to international initiatives in South Florida and “his constant pursuit of the promotion of Miami as a global city – all of which make him a phenomenal international leader,” said Chamber president and CEO Barry E. Johnson.