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: Conquering Presentations

09/05/2019 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.

Resource Development for Non-Profits

09/19/2019 09:00 AM

Create a strategic fundraising plan to support your nonprofit organization.

Grants 101: Introduction to Grants

10/01/2019 09:00 AM

Grants 101 is an introductory seminar to the grants process designed for those with no grants experience. During this 1-day active learning seminar, participants will be introduced to all phases of the grants process.


Metro Center PhD Student Receives Scholarship for Public Administration


Third year PhD student, Kaila Witkowski, was recently honored with the Scholarship for Public Administration, Public Policy and Public Affairs to attend the the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Throughout the summer, Kaila attended this internationally recognized, rigorous training program in statistical techniques, research methodologies and data analysis.

Manufacturing jobs on rise for the first time in decades


“Miami has a small but important cluster of advanced manufacturers with significant value to the economy,” said Maria Ilcheva, assistant director of planning and operations at the Pérez Met Center and lead author of the report. “They help diversify Miami’s economic landscape and their continued growth is essential for boosting the county’s and region’s economic resilience.”

Manufacturing jobs on the rise in Miami-Dade for the first time in decades


After decades of decline, manufacturing employment in Miami-Dade County is showing signs of a comeback, increasing 14.5 percent from 35,738 workers in 2012 to more than 40,800 in 2017, according to a new report from FIU. Sustaining the trend will be a challenge, however, as nearly one-third of local manufacturers said they have considered relocating out of the county.