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January

"A groundbreaking research-based community action plan that identifies specific wealth-building strategies to improve economic opportunity and self-sufficiency."

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FIU Metropolitan Center's Dr. Maria Ilcheva and Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava on NPR's Topical Currents show discussing the results of the First Status of Women in Miami-Dade County report.

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February

"The event followed a Miami Herald series detailing the negative economic impacts of high housing costs and potential solutions" with Dr. Ned Murray, co-director of the FIU Metropolitan Center as a featured speaker.

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"A 2016 report by the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women shows persistent gaps among men and women in the county."

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March

Another report published by FIU last week found that Miami-Dade logged the second fastest-growing rate of international migration in the United States — up 397 percent since 2010 — at a time when its domestic migration shrunk considerably.

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"Today, far more people are moving out of South Florida than moving in from other parts of the country, and by margins that are growing every year, the analysis shows."

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April

"Miami is unique in North America," said Kevin Greiner, senior fellow at FIU's Metropolitan Center where he studies the regional housing market. "Only two other cities -- Los Angeles and New York -- enjoy the same international profile. Miami is still a desirable place to live."

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May

“This is the most serious public policy issue we are dealing with here in South Florida along with rising sea levels,” said Edward “Ned” Murray, associate director of the Metropolitan Center at Florida International University.

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More than 500 government officials, lenders and builders packed a ballroom at the Palm Beach County Convention Center Wednesday to come up with ideas on how to address a lack of affordable housing they say is hurting employee recruitment efforts and driving younger people to less expensive locations.

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Doral was the fastest-growing large city in Florida during the current decade and eleventh-fastest in the nation in the period, according to new US Census data analyzed by the FIU Metropolitan Center.

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FIU Metropolitan Center's Ralph Rosado discussing the Population Growth infographic highlighting the South Florida fastest-growing cities.

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Recently released population estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that many South Florida cities are among the fastest growing in the state.

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"The gap between wages and rent puts Miami-Dade “at crisis proportions,” said Ned Murray, associate director at the Metropolitan Center at Florida International University."

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"People are generally much more aware of it (gentrification) now than they were even a couple more years ago," said Ned Murray, who studies affordable housing as associate director of the Metropolitan Center, also at FIU. "Especially if you're a homebuyer, you're aware of it now.

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"Climate change may now be a part of the gentrification story in Miami real estate"

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June

“'Millennials were 20.7% of the population in 2010 and have remained the same proportion of the population, which means that they are not ‘flocking’ to Miami-Dade County any more than other age groups are,” said Maria Ilcheva'".

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Former Senior Research Fellow at The Metropolitan Center. His wake is on Friday, June 15th 2017, at 6 pm at John Martin's Irish Pub.

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"Workforce housing is critical, and to continue economic expansion, we have to retain workers,” said Edward “Ned” Murray, associate director of the Florida International University Metropolitan Center".

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Most Florida counties have not recovered from the recession. President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce confirms the findings of FIU Metropolitan Center research.

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July

“Doral grew significantly,” said Dr. Maria Ilcheva, a researcher from Florida International University’s Metropolitan Center. “We looked at the period from 2010 to 2016, and over that time frame, it grew by about 12,000 peoplE"

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August

"If Miami annexed several unincorporated areas, including Blue Lagoon, Melrose and Brownsville, it would take a financial hit, a study says."

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