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


No jobs, no safety nets: Undocumented workers ‘completely adrift’ as crisis persists


“Lower income households do spend most of [their stimulus] money because they have to purchase the necessities, like food and medicine,” said Ned Murray, associate director of the Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center. “So you know that if they are getting assistance, they are putting it back into the economy — more so than say wealthy people who can afford to save that money or redirect it to other sources.”

Coronavirus Pandemic Could Shift Job Market To More Contract, Temp Work


Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, Florida’s unemployment rate hovered around three percent. But as businesses closed down and people were told to stay home, the jobless numbers rose. In July, unemployment in Miami-Dade was around 14 percent, according to the Metropolitan Center at Florida International University

$10M in Grant Funding Available Through Miami Foundation to Non-Profits


Demands on nonprofits continue to increase, yet according to FIU Metropolitan Center’s recent economic impact report, more than 30% of local organizations have had to lay off staff, over half are expecting major decreases in donations, and a majority expect revenue losses of up to 75% due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Upcoming Events

When Work Disappears: Planning the Post-COVID-19 Economy

10/07/2020 10:00 AM

As South Florida anxiously awaits signs of an economic recovery, it is important for local leaders to pause and reflect on what a re-emerging economy will look like post-COVID-19. Join us for this special presentation by experts from the Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center.

Solutions to Escalating Housing Challenges during COVID-19: Local Responses to a National Crisis

10/08/2020 12:00 PM

UnidosUS, Centro Campesino, and the Jorge M. Pérez FIU Metropolitan present this national webinar on the growing affordable housing challenges facing the nation. Leading experts from these organizations will present newly released reports and policy direction on the growing affordable housing needs as a result of the economic and community impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.