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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.

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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FIU @ I-75
1930 SW 145th Avenue
Suite 302
Miramar, FL 33027
Tel: 954-438-8657
Fax: 954-438-8651
Email: metcntr@fiu.edu


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Covid-19 at the Two-Year Mark: taking stock of the pandemic's economic influence


Howard Frank, Director of FIU's Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center and a professor of public policy, shares his perspective on how the economy has changed since the pandemic began.

Rebuild or relocate? Hurricane Ian survivors lean toward staying


“We are following a path that is very dangerous,” said Dr. Maria D. Ilcheva, assistant director of planning and operations at the Jorge M. Perez Center Metropolitan Center at Florida International University. “We keep rebuilding in these vulnerable areas. It’s a universal problem within the United States.”

After the storm: How Hurricane Ian has only begun to change South Florida


“Most of the leisure and hospitality jobs in both counties are nearer to the coast where most of the damage and economic impacts occurred,” said Edward “Ned” Murray, associate director of the Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center at Florida International University.

View our Latest Research

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!