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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.

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Survey and Opinion Research Conduction of quantitative and qualitative public opinion research, including surveys, focus groups, one-on-one interviews and mystery shops.

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Miramar, FL 33027
Tel: 954-438-8650
Fax: 954-438-8651
Email: metcntr@fiu.edu

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PCA 250B
Miami, FL 33174
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The hospitality industry may not come back for years. What will its workers do?


“We’ve lost so many jobs,” said Ned Murray, director of the Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center at Florida International University. “The question is, where do those workers go?” An economic shock such as COVID-19 causes industries to restructure and invest in cost-saving technology — which usually means fewer workers, Murray said. He pointed to the Great Recession of 2008 when banks began to increasingly rely on contract workers.

Miami-Dade is one storm away from a housing catastrophe. Nearly 1M people are at risk


“Hurricane Andrew cut across the state and stayed south,” said Dr. Ned Murray, associate director of FIU’s Metropolitan Center. “If Hurricane Irma had kept its projected track, which at one point had it going straight up the I-95 corridor, you’re looking at at least 258,000 properties and nearly a million people living in substandard units that would have been highly vulnerable.”

Webinar: Solutions to Escalating Housing Challenges during COVID-19


UnidosUS, Centro Campesino, and the Jorge M. Pérez FIU Metropolitan Join Together to Host a National Webinar on the Growing Local and National Affordable Housing Challenges in the COVID Economy

View our Latest Research

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!