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Op-Ed: Miami’s economic future depends on doing these three things well

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About

We believe Miami’s economic future hinges on doing three things well:

It’s a pivotal moment for Miami not because things can go so wrong, but because they can go so right. Consider what’s possible:

Opportunity Miami is a community-wide platform to help build this innovative, inclusive and sustainable future. It stands on the shoulders of One Community One Goal, the initiative founded in the 1990s by civic leader Jay Malina and re-launched in 2012 by The Beacon Council, that focused on identifying the key economic issues and proposing steps to address them.


How We Work

Opportunity Miami is a new model for how we envision and build our long-term economic future. Today’s world of rapid change requires compasses, not maps. Organizations have often created lengthy blueprints to do this sort of work. The risk today, however, is that static reports will become obsolete within months. Opportunity Miami aims to be a platform that is iterative, can move quickly and meet people where they are.  

Our approach is in three parts: 

Miami-Dade Beacon Council

Opportunity Miami is powered by Miami-Dade Beacon Council, a public-private partnership that is the official economic development organization for Miami-Dade County. Opportunity Miami is the successor of an initiative previously led by Miami-Dade Beacon Council called One Community One Goal.

Team

Melissa Brod

Melissa Brod

Miami-Dade Beacon Council

Azhar Chougle

Azhar Chougle

Brand and Creative Director

Matt Haggman

Matt Haggman

Opportunity Miami