Miami and South Florida
South Florida, Florida’s Gold Coast, is the very definition of LIVE – WORK – PLAY. South Florida’s metropolitan area—often referred to as the Miami metropolitan area—encompasses Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, with Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach as the main cities. This metropolitan area boasts the highest population in the Southeastern U.S. and the seventh-highest population for a metropolitan area in the country.
The urbanized population is just more than 4,919,000, according to the 2000 census. The area lies between the Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean, making it no wider than 20 miles while stretching approximately 110 miles from the north to the south. The average temperature year-round is a comfortable 75.9 degrees.
The area is perfect for business. Not many metropolitan areas internationally combine a perfect climate, a strategic geographical location, and a modern and comprehensive commercial infrastructure. This unique combination has catapulted Miami and South Florida in the last decade to a leading position as an exciting and relevant international business center and powerhouse. Miami International Airport downtown “is the largest U.S. gateway for Latin America and the Caribbean and is one of the leading international passenger and freight airports in the world,” according to the MIA website. In fact, “MIA’s terminal is being expanded to more than seven million square feet through a capital improvement program scheduled for completion in the winter of 2011.”
South Florida provides excellent global transportation options with Port Everglades, and the Port of Miami-Dade, which is the leading port for cruise line passenger traffic in the world, and a huge container facility, according to The Beacon Council.
For decades vacationers have been flocking to the area; the comfortable temperatures, the wide, white sandy beaches, the aqua and blue waters are all a background for one of the most popular international playgrounds featuring a mosaic of diverse culture, languages and heritages.
- Recreation – golf courses, tennis courts, snorkelingand outdoor exercising are just the beginning
- Culture – World renowned museums and centers for the arts, including The Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and Broward Center for the Performing Arts
- Professional Sports – NFL professional football Miami Dolphins, NBA professional basketball Miami Heat; MLB Professional baseball Florida Marlins ; NHL professional hockey Florida Panthers
- Shopping – Malls and shopping centers everywhere, from Dadeland to Aventura to Sawgrass and so many in between
Click here for The Beacon Council’s top 10 reasons your business should come to Miami-Dade.