EDC of South Miami-Dade – Our Job is more Jobs
The Economic Development Council of
South Miami-Dade/Miami Dade College
Business Training Program
Classes held at Palmetto Bay Village Center,
18001 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay
New Class Beginning May 8, 2014
The business training program is designed for those who want to start a business, grow a business, or simply sharpen their business skills.
It is sponsored in part by the Office of Commissioner Lynda Bell and in partnership with Miami Dade College Homestead Campus.
Classes: Course Syllabus: (three areas of discipline, nine classes) Starting a Business, Managing a Business, and Financing a Business.
A total of nine classes 90 minutes in length taught by successful, local, community business leaders and academicians.
Register at www.mdc.edu/ce and follow the instructions.
Miami- Dade Economic Reports
4th QTR 2013 Real Estate Report
The housing and commercial real estate markets had another strong year in 2013. Home and condo sales and prices were up year over year. Commercial real estate lease rates were up and vacancy rates were down.
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Analysis of Current Economic Trends: Fourth Quarter 2013
This latest report, released in January 2014, shows continued improvement across the economy with total payroll employment rising; unemployment rates declining; home sales and values increasing.
4th QTR 2013 Labor Market Report
Labor market performance indicators over the last four months provide a basis for greater optimism in the economic outlook for 2014. Nonfarm payrolls added 16,400 jobs (+1.6%) in November from a year ago after seasonal adjustment. The private sector gained 21,000 jobs (+2.3%), while the government sector lost 4,600 jobs (-3.3%). The unemployment rate decreased in November to 7.8% from 8.0% in October, after seasonal adjustment. To read more please see link below.
2nd QTR Economic Report
Miami-Dade’s economy in the second quarter was able to maintain positive momentum, with steady private-sector-led improvements in the labor market. Home sales and values rose in the period from January to June, and initial filings of home foreclosures fell for three consecutive quarters. Commercial real estate in industrial, office and stand-alone retail space found occupancy rates and revenues per square foot improving. Consumers continue to show their willingness to increase spending, and businesses spent more on investment goods subject to sales taxes. Despite a reduction in the value of foreign export shipments, international trade from local ports continues to expand and support local economic growth.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Economic Analysis and Policy has recently released the following reports and presentations on a variety of economic topics.
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For more information, please contact Mick Jones CEO/Executive Director @ info@EDCSouthDade.com or call 305-378-9470.
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