The 6th Annual State of the South Florida Economy A Call to Action: A Prosperity Agenda for Miami

On May 25th, the Center presented the Annual “State of the South Florida Economy” Forum for the official roll-out of the Miami-Dade County Prosperity Study. The Citi-funded study was prepared on behalf of the Chairman’s Council for Prosperity Initiatives — an effort to develop new approaches to improving economic opportunity, reducing income inequality, building wealth, business development and home ownership opportunities to “broaden the County’s base of prosperity.” The FIU Metropolitan Center’s presentation of the study will address the following:

> An understanding of the scale, scope, and root causes of income inequality and the limits to economic opportunity in Miami-Dade County;

> The specific barriers and new challenges to economic opportunity, mobility, and equity, who is impacted, and the impacts that barriers to opportunity pose for the broader County economy;

> The costs of inaction, and alternatively, what opportunities could be gained, and the broader economic impacts of improving economic opportunity and mobility, even with small successes; and

> Policies and programs that can be immediately implemented in Miami-Dade County to expand prosperity, address the underlying conditions creating the County’s Prosperity Gap, and delineate their program costs, effectiveness and expected local impact.

Special Guests

The Chairman’s Council for Prosperity Initiatives is the legislative sponsor of the Prosperity Initiatives Study. The Council is led by:

Hon. Jean Monestime, Chairman

Board of County Commissioners:

Hon. Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava Hon. Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan


Executive Summary

Final Report

Forum Agenda