Miami takes Manhattan: Mission New York City

The Beacon Council headed north in mid-November, continuing to engage with the many business leaders and companies eager to better understand their expansion opportunities in Miami-Dade. In partnership with the Miami DDA, The Beacon Council presented “Miami Powers Innovation”, a Tech talk and private lunch hosted by K & L Gates. Attendees for the program included companies, entrepreneurs, site selectors and others interested in Miami’s thriving tech and innovation ecosystem. Felice Gorodo, CEO of eMerge Americas and Tom Ogletree, Sr. Director, Social Impact & External Affairs at General Assembly, shared their “Why Miami” stories, engaging the crowd and building a case for the opportunities that exist in Miami-Dade County for tech-enabled companies.

DDDA second private luncheon—this time focused on the financial services sector—was hosted by DLA Piper. "Investing in Miami: Opportunities & Business Advantages Unique to this Global Community" was moderated by The Beacon Council's EVP of Economic Development, James Kohnstamm, and included research presented by George Evans, Co-President of Convergence, Inc. Joshua Samek, Partner and Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s Miami Corporate Practice addressed business considerations for companies looking to expand in Miami’s growing international banking and finance center.

But it was Jeff DiModica’s personal narrative as President & Managing Director for Starwood Property Trust, who recently relocated their headquarters to Miami, who was able to best bring to life the success Miami offers financial services companies.

We thank all of our partners and sponsors for helping us continue these dedicated engagement efforts in New York City. As the headlines regularly report, the connection between Miami-Dade and NYC is incredibly strong; we are eager to continue to help businesses extend their growth in the Magic City.