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Miami’s Inflation Ranks Highest in the US


Ned Murray, the associate director of the Metropolitan Center at Florida International University, said shelter costs – which account for more than a third of the overall consumer price index – have stabilized in most metro areas but continued to increase in Miami and Tampa.

Veterans make more than civilians in these South Florida cities


The top 50 cities listed in the SmartAsset report – including Miami, Hialeah, and Pompano Beach – are places with large populations of working poor, said Edward "Ned" Murray, associate director of Florida International University's Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center.

South Florida's battle to fill jobs persists


“The people who are moving here, for the most part … are not employed in South Florida’s key industries. And that’s a problem,” said Edward “Ned” Murray, associate director of Florida International University’s Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center.

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COVID-19 Economic Recovery Index©
Interact with our newly developed COVID-19 Economic Recovery Index© where we track the local economy’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

View recent reports published by the Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center.

Using infographics, our staff prepares a brief analysis of issues of interest to the community.

Policy Briefs
As part of our commitment to providing local and state public and private decision-makers with relevant information on issues affecting South Florida, the FIU Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center is proud to present Policy Briefings.

Find recent webinars and highlights of our research projects on our YouTube page!