Miami-Dade County Prosperity Initiatives Study Groundbreaking research-based community action plan to improve economic opportunity and self-sufficiency.
Economic and Housing Market Analysis Development of strategic economic projects and studies that look at regional development problems and opportunities.
Training and Organizational Development Preparation and presentation of training in topics as diverse as customer service to creating organizational performance measures.
Survey and Opinion Research Conduction of quantitative and qualitative public opinion research, including surveys, focus groups, one-on-one interviews and mystery shops.
FIU @ I-75
1930 SW 145th Avenue
Miramar, FL 33027
Metropolitan Center researchers will present the findings of their annual hurricane preparedness survey, the changing insurance environment, flood mitigation and sea level rise in Florida.
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"Maria Ilcheva, a senior researcher at the Metropolitan Center at Florida International University, said her surveys revealed that a declining number of homeowners in Tampa have been purchasing flood insurance over the past five years because the area hasn’t been hit by a major hurricane in most people’s lifetimes."
A hurricane like Irma “is something we have been fearing for a long time,” said Ned Murray, associate director of the Metropolitan Center at Florida International University.
“From a public policy standpoint, what is most interesting is that especially in Miami-Dade County, the Gig Economy, self-employment, nonemployer firms – it is all really critical to this economy,” said Greiner."