Imagining the Miami of 2040 – and helping our community build it.

Our Why

Imagining the Miami of 2040 – and helping our community build it.

This is a pivotal moment for Miami. We have never been positioned so strongly for success as we are today. But we also face daunting and ongoing challenges – from sea-level rise, to income inequality, to a much-needed economic reinvention that’s just getting started.

We are a platform of ideas, gatherings, and solutions to tackle our biggest challenges and create a more inclusive, innovative, and sustainable economic future.

Here's how we aim to do it:

It’s an effort that takes the long view. Moving beyond election and news cycles to imagine the Miami we want in 2040 - when the child today in Miami will be readying to enter the workforce.

Our belief is that our greatest challenges present our biggest opportunities. That a more innovative, inclusive and sustainable future can only be built together - with you. And to stay ahead of new challenges and opportunities, a new model for how we envision and build that future is needed.

Join in. Let’s shape our economic future, together.

Our Focus

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

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. 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.

Co-Chairs

Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County

Rick Beasley, Executive Director for the South Florida Workforce Investment Board

Christine Barney, CEO of rbb Communications

Team

Matt Haggman

Matt Haggman

Opportunity Miami

Suzette Laboy

Suzette Laboy

Editorial Director

Azhar Chougle

Azhar Chougle

Brand and Creative Director

Gusto Mendoza

Gusto Mendoza

Design

Chris Clark

Chris Clark

Opportunity Miami

Jennifer Fritz

Jennifer Fritz

OM

Mikaela James

Mikaela James

Digital Marketing Acct Manager

Opportunity Miami Partners

Co-Chairs

Rick Beasley

Rick Beasley

CareerSource SFL Executive Dir

Christine Barney

Christine Barney

CEO of rbb Communications

Daniella Levine Cava

Daniella Levine Cava

Mayor, Miami-Dade County

Academic Leaders Council

Barry University Florida International University Florida Memorial University Miami Dade College St. Thomas University University of Miami Miami-Dade County Public Schools

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