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.
In June 2019, Miami-Dade was the third largest metro area in year-over-year job gains in Florida, following Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford and Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater. The County created 24,900 new non-agricultural payroll jobs (not seasonally adjusted) from June 2018 to June 2019, which was a 2.1 percent increase. The jobs were created in different industries with the highest job creation occurring in Education & Health Services (9,400), Leisure and Hospitality (5,400), Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities (4,800), Construction (3,400), Professional & Business Services (1,600), Other Services (1,400), Information (400) and Wholesale Trade (400). The graphs below show the payroll data since October 2017.
Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. – Caribbean Airlines Cargo recently teamed up with RAMPS Logistics to ship a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) using the airline’s All Cargo Freighter. ROV’s are underwater vehicles that are used in the Oil and Gas Industry for deep water exploration and development projects.
Miami, FL. - Armed with real-life strategies for women recovering from painful setbacks, Dr. Joy Vaughan will bring her amazing expertise to help elevate an intimate gathering of women influencers at the kick-off of the 2019 WOMEN’S POWER CAUCUS on the afternoon of Friday, July 19th. The open forum takes place at the Hilton Miami immediately after the Quiet Storm Awards Reception and Networking Experience that opens at 5:30pm.
The non-traditional Creative Industry can be the ‘next big thing’ to help bolster the Jamaican economy. The industry includes fine arts, film, fashion, craft, music, dance, cuisine and so much more. And if supported, can become a major contributor to Jamaica’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In fact, according to the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), the island’s creative industry is the third largest contributor to GDP.
MIAMI —On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners adopted a new capital improvement program at Miami International Airport that will fund up to $5 billion in airport-wide modernization projects over the next five to 15 years, paving the way for future growth in passenger and cargo traffic at MIA - projected to reach 77 million travelers and more than four million tons of freight by the year 2040.
In April 2019, Miami-Dade County area was the second largest metro area in year-over-year job gains in Florida, following the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area. The County created 27,800 new non-agricultural payroll jobs (not seasonally-adjusted) from April 2018 to April 2019, which was a 2.3 percent increase. The jobs were created in different industries with the highest job creation occurring in Education & Health Services (6,200), Professional & Business Services (5,700), Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities (5,700), Leisure and Hospitality (4,400), Construction (3,600) Other Services (2,000), and Total Government (1,100). The graphs below show the payroll data since October 2017.
Unemployment rates were lower in April in 10 states and stable in 40 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Four states had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier, 1 state had an increase, and 45 states and the District had little or no change. The national unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point from March to 3.6 percent and was 0.3 point lower than in April 2018.
MIAMI, Florida – PortMiami’s credit rating was upgraded to ‘A3’ with an outlook change to stable by Moody’s Investor Services while Fitch Ratings affirmed PortMiami’s ‘A’ rating with a stable outlook. The ‘A’ rating by both Moody’s and Fitch reflects PortMiami’s strong competitive position as the Cruise Capital of the World and as a leading cargo port, highlighting its fundamental operating strengths, and its sizeable minimum annual guaranteed revenues. With strong profit margins of 48.5% from 2013-2018, passenger and cargo volume increases of approximately 37% and 20%respectively, from 2013-2018, and anticipated capital improvements of around $1.5 billion, PortMiami is situated to continue as the leading port in the cruise industry.
April 24, 2019 – The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2019 – 2020 Officers of the Board. The newly appointed officers consist of the following; Teresa Foxx as Chairwoman of the Board, Jeff Lozama as Vice-Chairman of the Board, Wayne Davis as Treasurer of the Board, Robert Holland as Parliamentarian of the Board and Shelia Powell Cohen as Secretary of the Board.
New York, NY (Sonique Solutions) – As anticipation builds for the launch of ‘Dressed Up’ (the soon to be opened dress-specialty shoppe), the buzz has gone into high gear with the announcement that the novel garment-exclusive concept will feature the dress collection styles of Meiling, thus marking the Caribbean Fashion Icon’s entry into the New York City market.