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.

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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


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Upcoming Events

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

04/28/2020 09:00 AM

This 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.

FIU Executive Workshop for CGFM Preparation

05/16/2020 09:00 AM

This course is designed to prepare budgeting, accounting, and financial management professionals in public and nonprofit organizations for AGA’s Certified Government Financial Manager® (CGFM®) certification examinations.


These 55k South Floridians were struggling to pay rent. Then COVID-19 took their jobs


“COVID-19 is the motherlode of economic shocks,” said Ned Murray, associate director of FIU’s Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center. “We are going to become the poster child for this crisis right away because of our high housing costs and reliance on industries dominated by low-wage employment.”

How Miami’s small businesses can benefit from the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill


More than half Miami’s economic output comes from the 82,000 companies with fewer than 500 employees, according to a Florida International University study. More than half of those — almost 55,000 — have fewer than 5 employees. Unlike large corporations, small firms are less likely to have access to lines of credit, and are also less able to exert leverage over a landlord to relax lease terms.

Census 2020 - What you need to know


Did you know that some of the services impacted by the Census include public safety, transportation, health, education and economic development? At a local level, FIU students and researchers rely on census figures every day to better understand population characteristics, business information and assess needs and service gaps.