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Miami-Dade County Prosperity Initiatives Study Groundbreaking research-based community action plan to improve economic opportunity and self-sufficiency.

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Miramar, FL 33027
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Need help getting food on your Thanksgiving table? Here’s where to go in South Florida


With the pandemic making it even harder for some to make ends meet. More than 14% of households in the Miami Metro area do not have enough food, Florida International University’s Metropolitan Center found.

Pandemic is Changing the Price of Certain Products


According to Maria Ilcheva, the assistant director of FIU’s Jorge Perez Metropolitan Center, the statistics listed in the U.S. Department of Labor’s consumer price index monthly reports show changes consumers are likely feeling. “We are observing that in some categories of goods and services, prices have decreased,” she said. “In others, they have increased.”

Cars line up for hours at the food pantry. How the pandemic ravaged South Florida


As a result of economic challenges spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida International University’s Metropolitan Center estimates that 14.4 percent of residents in the Miami Metro area are living in households without enough to eat.

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!