The Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center is the leading urban “think tank” in South Florida established in 1997 as an applied research unit. The Center has a solid record of providing services to communities through training, information dissemination, public involvement initiatives, technical assistance, housing assessments, industry analyses and community revitalization planning.

The Center’s research has served as a catalyst for major policy changes and projects in the areas of housing, transportation, social services, and health services throughout South Florida. The approach to providing consulting services is to take into account the unique needs of individual communities and/or clients while adhering to recognized methodologies for survey and focus group design, administration techniques, as well as data analysis and reporting.