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 EDC of South Miami-Dade – Our Job is more Jobs


The Economic Development Council of

South Miami-Dade/Miami Dade College

Business Training Program

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Classes held at Palmetto Bay Village Center,

18001 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay

7:00-8:30 PM


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 and follow the instructions.

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Miami- Dade  Economic Reports

 AUGUST  2013 Labor  Report

The latest data from August indicate that the pace of payroll employment experienced a significant setback, giving back the gains made in June and July.  Total non-farm
payrolls (persons working in Miami-Dade) were up just 1,300 jobs over August 2012. This report provides a note on the industry composition of jobs gained in
the recovery that began near the end of 2009, compared to the jobs lost during the recession that began at the start of 2008. The analysis shows that the
average wage for the employment positions gained in the recovery is approximately 17% below the average salary of the jobs lost in the recession. 


You can view the entire report including an analysis of discouraged workers.




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.


Additional information is available at the following web link:




IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:   Economic Analysis and Policy has recently released the following reports and presentations on a variety of economic topics.


These reports can be found by clicking on the links below:


Miami-Dade’s Economy and Short-term Outlook – 2013

2013:Q1 Real Estate Market Report

2013: Q1 Foreclosure Trends and Patterns by Zip Code

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For the Complete Fourth Quarter report CLICK BELOW:


For more information, please contact Mick Jones CEO/Executive Director @ or  call 305-378-9470.


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