When: May 28, 2015
Where: Sonesta Hotel Coconut Grove


The editorial team behind Invest: Miami and a panel of renowned community leaders today unveiled Invest: Miami 2015, a comprehensive 200-page economic review that illuminates the key issues facing Miami-Dade and underscores emerging business opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and innovators looking to Miami. The publication analyzes the leading trends and challenges in the market, and is based in part on information gathered from exclusive sit-down discussions with over 200 prominent industry leaders in Miami-Dade County, who provided in-depth assessments and candid market insights.

Invest: Miami 2015 was officially introduced during a special luncheon with a welcome address made by City of Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado and was keynoted by Mayor of Miami-Dade County Carlos A. Giménez. It also featured a panel discussion comprised of top-level local leaders, who discussed innovations and added further insight as to why Miami is becoming the next major global business hub.The panel was moderated by Adeline Oka, editorial director of Invest: Miami, and featured the following panelists: Dr. Eduardo Padrón, President, Miami Dade College; David Martin, President, Terra; Matt Allen, COO & EVP, Related Group; Wayne Brackin, COO & EVP, Baptist Health South Florida; and Robert Bowlby, Miami-Dade County Market President, BB&T.“With the launch of Invest: Miami, we have created a comprehensive, yet concise, guide on Miami-Dade’s economy, presenting the major drivers of Miami’s development,” said Oka. “This report provides a decisive reframing of the major industries in Miami-Dade and presents a story, not just of growth, but of economic diversification. We believe it will inform newcomers and veterans to the market alike on how best to capitalize on Miami’s strategic position as the ‘Gateway to Latin America’ – and increasingly as a global hub – and leverage the momentum of this vibrant economy.”

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