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“Creating a better future for both business and residents.”

The Council often partners with community leaders, county and local municipality leaders, and other economic development groups to educate, provide resources, and assist our business community. The Council is often recognized for its efforts. In addition to assisting the business community, the Council organizes and participates in community clean-ups and fundraisers. The Council is creating a better future for both business and residents.

List of Accomplishments

Economic Development Council has assisted these businesses find a suitable and economically profitable location in South Miami-Dade:

  • Mercedes of Cutler Bay
  • Choice One Companies
  • Busy Bee Car Wash
  • Avionica
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Applebee’s
  • Precision Response Corporation (PRC)
  • Maroone Nissan of Kendall
  • Larkin Hospital
  • BUPA Healthcare


In 1992, after Hurricane Andrew destroyed numerous areas within South Florida, the Economic Development Council was influential in rebuilding South Miami-Dade. The Council is proud to have:

  • Helped retain Cutler Ridge Mall, which is now known as Southland Mall.
  • Spearheaded the approval for what is now Shoma Homes development.
  • Influenced the formation of Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay.

The Economic Development Council’s Local Community Impact

Assisted and provided Choice One companies with Enterprise Zone incentive information and application process

Assisted and provided Busy Bee Car wash with Enterprise Zone incentive information, allowing them to revamp and improve operation

Secured the Miami Dade County Water and Sewer Improvement Project, which is now underway in the Franjo Triangle and Island area

Advocated for the Hibiscus Fire Station in Palmetto Bay

Advocated for the improved appearance of communities between the Florida Turnpike and US-1

Hosted numerous career fairs for Precision Response Corporation (PRC)

Advocated for the South Dade Cultural Arts Center

Created the Cutler Ridge Business Improvement District, which lead to the charrette of what is now Cutler Bays’ commercial district

Organized dozens of community clean-ups including the Susan May Home Restoration Project

Materially participated in the West Perrine Charrette

Created the Cutler Ridge Business Improvement District, which lead to the Cutler Bay Commercial District

Created the Perrine-Cutler Ridge Enterprise Zone

Supported the Community Development Corporation in West Perrine

Provided advisory service for the location and construction of the South Florida Education Federal Credit Union

Assisted and provided advisory service with the Enterprise Zone process for the location and construction of the Point Building, soon to be the new home of Isaac Roofing and Forno 52, an Italian Bistro.

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