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


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Upcoming Events

Do-It-Yourself Strategic Planning for Non-Profits

10/29/2019 09:00 AM

Although there are many different approaches, strategic planning is—at its core—simply about assessing your organization’s current situation, determining where you want your organization to be, and planning a course of action to get there. This seminar will provide you with essential knowledge and simple-to-use tools to effectively plan for your non-profit organization’s future growth and sustainability.

Grants 102: Certification Program

11/05/2019 09:00 AM

Grants 102 builds upon the content of Grants 101 to focus exclusively on preparing a successful grant proposal. This 2-day seminar is designed for those who have little or no grant writing experience. Through a series of mini-lectures and in-class writing activities, participants will each prepare an outline of a grant proposal for a project of their choice. During the 2-day seminar, participants will receive individualized feedback on their grant outline.


Regional Propserity Roundtables: Miami, Broward, West Palm Beach, Naples, Tampa, Orlando


Community Developers and Financial Capability practitioners of all types are invited to join these interactive learning and action-planning session where Dr. Ned Murray and his team share the results of their research insights around the future of Community Development, and engage participants in thoughtful conversation and potential action-planning to adopt elements of the 21st-century approach to enhancing the vitality of our Florida communities.

Little Haiti is up for grabs. Will gentrification trample its people and culture?


Most home values in Little Haiti range from $73,000 to $180,000, a 2015 study by FIU”s Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center found. In neighboring, historically African-American Liberty City and Model City, to the west, investors are buying similar homes and renovating them to resell at prices ranging from $200,000 to over $300,000. Buyers come from the area or overwhelmingly Hispanic Hialeah farther west, where prices have risen even more.

Miami’s population is changing. And that’s making real estate change, too


The predictions for affordable housing may mean a brighter tomorrow but, for now, Floridians are looking elsewhere as rent and cost of living inches higher. Over half of Miami’s population, 70%, are renters, according to research by Florida International University’s Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center. And a good chunk of the population spends over 30% of their paycheck each month on housing, which is more than what’s recommended for housing costs.