Our Services

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.

Training and Organizational Development Preparation and presentation of training in topics as diverse as customer service to creating organizational performance measures.

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

Contact Us

FIU @ I-75
1930 SW 145th Avenue
Suite 302
Miramar, FL 33027
Tel: 954-438-8650
Fax: 954-438-8651
Email: metcntr@fiu.edu

11200 SW 8th Street
PCA 250B
Miami, FL 33174
Tel: 305-348-3759


Image  linkedin  twitter
Image Image

Upcoming Events

Public Speaking Skills

06/20/2019 08:30 AM

This eight-hour action-packed course takes you through the essentials of persuasive communication and allows you to develop your public speaking skills in a safe environment. You will learn how to communicate your ideas with impact, so that you can stay on people’s minds long after your presentation is over. You will walk away equipped with tools to defeat major culprits of poor communication and to succeed in your next presentation.

Managing the Global City - Lessons from Miami

07/24/2019 09:00 AM

This three-day seminar will provide participants with tools and models for building responsive and adaptive leadership in the contemporary urban context. Using Miami as a case study for best practice, and touching upon the social, economic, political, and physical aspects of major public management issues, the program will offer a foundation for effective leadership and informed decision-making in a dynamic and complex global city.


South Florida workers are among the poorest-paid. The ‘Miami Discount’ may be to blame.


For Murray, of the FIU Metropolitan Center, the business-friendly approach is beginning to show diminishing returns. “In Miami we still have this low-wage mentality,” he said. On the one hand, the Miami area has taken advantage of a steady inflow of cheap labor from overseas that continues to this day, he said.

Priced out of paradise: Why locals can no longer afford to live in Miami


Fully 85 percent of Miami-Dade workers are in low-wage jobs, said Ned Murray, associate director at FIU’s Metropolitan Center. Overall wages in the tri-county area have risen 13 percent since 2011, slightly above the national increase of 12 percent. Few places across Miami-Dade, with the exception of Doral, have succeeded in creating a “critical mass” of advanced industry jobs, Murray said.

FIU Experts are Available for the 2019 Hurricane Season


The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season began on Saturday and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts an estimated nine to 15 named storms. Maria Ilcheva is investigating how prepared Floridians are to face hurricanes and how they use information toward their preparations. Ilcheva is examining the measures residents, businesses and public officials are taking to mitigate the effect of hurricanes and what barriers exist to implement optimal preparedness.