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FIU @ I-75
1930 SW 145th Avenue
Suite 302
Miramar, FL 33027
Tel: 954-438-8650
Fax: 954-438-8651
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11200 SW 8th Street
PCA 250B
Miami, FL 33174
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Ain't no sunshine: Miami-Dade Nonprofits Face Tough Times


Florida nonprofits are feeling the COVID-19 squeeze, according to a survey from Florida International University’s Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center in Miami. Anticipated revenue is down, layoffs are up and the basic ways they conduct business are changing dramatically.

How Miami’s seaport is surviving the loss of cruise ship business during the pandemic


Many of the 60,000-plus South Florida residents who work directly and indirectly for the cruise industry have seen their salaries cut or their jobs disappear entirely, a loss of $303 million in income per month, according to an analysis by the Florida International University Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center. Those who shuttle cruise passengers to the port, feed crew members, and move luggage on and off the ships are dipping into their savings to survive.

South Florida worst in the nation for food scarcity as a result of the coronavirus pandemic


“The spike in new coronavirus infections will have an added adverse effect on the economy and employment,” said Ned Murray, associate director of the Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center at Florida International University, in an email. “This will result in a further decline in consumer demand and additional layoffs, especially in the Accommodation and Food Services Sector and gig workers.”