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Frontier to Quadruple its Miami Flight Schedule this Fall

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-Dade County Unemployment Rate has been lower for the Last Eight Months

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.

Neuropsychology Expert Dr. Joy Vaughan to Help Women Bounce Back

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.

Dr. Joy Vaughan

Jamaica’s Creative Industry the Next Big Thing

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.

MIA Wins Approval for up to $5 Billion in Modernization Projects

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.

April Employment Report Presented By Career source South Florida

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.

Record 12 States With Unemployment Rates Below 3%.

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.

Portmiami’s Outlook is Solid: Rating Agencies Upgrade Bond Rating

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.

Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Appoints 2019-2020 Officers of the Board

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.

Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Board Members stop for a picture at their 13th Annual Holiday Gala. Pictured from left to rightare Board Treasurer Wayne Davis, Board Parliamentarian Robert Holland, Board Member Al West, Board Secretary Shelia Powel Cohen, Board Vice Chairman Jeff Lozama and President & CEO G. Eric Knowles.

Caribbean Fashion Icon Meiling to Make NYC Debut with ‘Dressed Up’

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.

Meiling will be the featured Caribbean designer when Dressed Up launches
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