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Trump’s mass-deportation plan would have big economic consequences for South Florida


“There would be a real slowdown in construction activity,” said Edward Murray, assistant director at FIU’s Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center, noting that development has been driving the local economy for years.

A consequence of a low jobless rate: not enough qualified workers in South Florida


"If you are not able to compete with employers elsewhere, whether remote employers or elsewhere in South Florida, by offering a competitive salary, you will not get the talent that you need," said Maria Ilcheva, associate director of the Metropolitan Center and the survey's author.

The end of single-family-only home suburbs? Miami-Dade zoning rule impact could be ‘sweeping’


“You have to applaud the county for being aggressive about affordable housing, but you still have to be careful,” Murray said. “You really need to be so transparent. There is always the issue of compatibility, and as a planner I’m always very sensitive about that, especially in single-family communities.”

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Economic Resilience Dashboard
Interact with our newly developed Economic Resilience Dashboard, where we track the economic resilience of the seven most populous counties in Florida and Florida.

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!