March 2022

The City of Miami Beach Economic Development Department is pleased to provide you with this monthly business newsletter that includes the latest information and resources available for our business community.

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South Beach Boxing

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are pleased to highlight Jolie Glassman, owner of South Beach Boxing. Read more on her journey here.


Mount Sinai Medical Center to Build Cancer Center

Mount Sinai Medical Center revealed plans for a $250 million cancer center, with a large chunk of funding coming from Norman and Irma Braman. The nonprofit hospital aims to open the 200,000-square-foot Irma and Norman Braman Cancer Center in Miami Beach in early 2025.

Learn more here.


Get started on your search for retail space at 456 W 41st St and this space in the heart of South Beach at 1510 Alton Rd.

To view other available properties, click here.


Venture Miami Tech Hiring Fair

The “vision” of Venture Miami is to make the "305" the capital of the nation's innovative technological ecosystem with an economy that delivers for everyone. A key component to realizing the vision is connecting local talent to career opportunities.

Please join City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami Dade College President Madeline Pumariega, University of Miami President Julio Frenk, and Florida International University Interim President Kenneth A. Jessell for an evening of connection and community on April 14, 2022.

Click here for more info and to register.

Wells Fargo Donates $20 Million

The Miami Foundation has received a $20 million -grant the largest ever for the non-profit-from Wells Fargo’s Open for Business Fund to help historically disadvantaged small business owners own more of their businesses’ assets and improve technology to better serve customers.

Read more here.

Be305 Challenge

The Building Efficiency 305 (BE305) initiative seeks to promote improvements in building performance through a suite of policies and programs that increase energy and water efficiency in large, existing private and public buildings. BE305 is a key part of the Resilient305 Strategy.

Click here for more info and to apply.

Miami Beach Offers Free Tax Preparation Services

Recognized as a best practice site by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for its fast and reliable tax preparation program, the City of Miami Beach is once again offering free income tax preparation services from Feb. 1 through Apr. 15, 2022 for households earning $57,000 or less and persons with disabilities.

Tax preparation services are offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays via appointment and are held in person when possible or via a drop-off method. Appointments can be made now through the end of tax season by calling 305.673.7491. Special services are offered to taxpayers with limited English skills or disabilities

For more information click here.


Miami Beach Convention Center

Upcoming Events

The City of Miami Beach is proud to announce its participation in three premier tech events taking place in the Miami Beach Convention Center in April. These opportunities offer innovative and strategic engagements with the best and brightest in the technology industry. The tech events will build awareness about Miami Beach’s determination to recruit the tech industry to its growing tech ecosystem, and highlight incentive programs all of which make Miami Beach the ideal place for any business to attain success and acquire skilled talent.

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Bitcoin 2022

April 6 - 9, 2022

Bitcoin 2022 includes a Miami Beach presence in the exhibition space and hosting thought leadership and networking events in the Miami Beach Convention Center campus and community. Stop by booth #463 to meet city staff and participate in our photo op!

Tickets may be purchased here.

eMerge Americas

April 18-19, 2022

Miami Beach will have an active booth presence at eMerge Americas located near the Main Stage in Booth #951. Please stop by our booth for an opportunity to speak with City of Miami Beach staff and learn more about our various programs and participate in a few fun and engaging activities.

For more information and to register click here.

Miami Beach Live! A Celebration of Music, Art and Culture

The City of Miami Beach is proud to continue Miami Beach Live!, a month-long celebration in March 2022 featuring a variety of thrilling activations and live events designed to engage all five senses. Every Friday through Sunday through – March 29, 2022, Miami Beach Live! will host an exciting and diverse lineup of programming in and around Lummus Park and the beachfront areas from 10 to 13 streets.

Locals and visitors can enjoy thematic weekend programming –including Dance, Pop, International, and Symphonic/Broadway– across an array of music, arts, culture, and culinary offerings. Every weekend throughout the month features a Friday night movie, Saturday evening headlining concert, and a Sunday dine-around spotlighting Miami Beach’s best-in-class culinary offerings and prix fixe menus.

For a full listing of events and to purchase tickets click here.

Take Care of Our City

The City of Miami Beach needs you to join our Spring Break Safety Campaign. Whether you are a business, a hotel or a cultural center, we want to promote what you have going on during the month of March to our residents and visitors. 

The ask is simple – send us a high resolution image of you or your business, your top safety tip for how visitors can enjoy Miami Beach safely, and a list of your top 3-5 things that people must do to enjoy their time in Miami Beach. Our designers will create an image like the one you see above, with a unique QR code that will link out to a web page dedicated just to you and your business. It’s the perfect way to promote safety in our City during Spring Break, while showcasing the amazing things to do in our City during this time. To take part, click the link and submit your form here.


Miami Beach Emergency Small Business Expense Reimbursement Grant - Funding Still Available

Small businesses in Miami Beach are encouraged to apply now for a $20,000 emergency grant for rent, mortgage, utilities, payroll and operating expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic as funding is still available.


The grants are awarded on a first-come, first-qualified basis. Interested businesses may apply here.

Miami Beach Vacant Storefront Cover Program

The City of Miami Beach relaunched the Vacant Storefront Cover Program in a continued effort to improve the appearance of vacant, street-level commercial buildings and support the lease-up of retail spaces throughout the city.

First unveiled in 2019, this initiative supports property owners, brokers, realtors and property managers by wrapping vacant storefront windows free of charge with one of five artistic designs preapproved by the city.

Click here to learn more about the program and how to get started. Interested brokers, realtors, property owners and managers should apply here and email the completed application to

Miami Beach Expedited Plan Review and Permitting Incentive Program

The City of Miami Beach is committed to diversifying the local economy by attracting and retaining targeted industries including financial services and technology.

As part of this effort, the city is also offering an Expedited Plan Review and Permitting Program to incentivize targeted relocations, including expansions and associated development for companies.

Click here to review full program guidelines.

Miami Beach Job Creation Incentive Program (JCIP)

The City of Miami Beach is offering the Job Creation Incentive Program (JCIP), a performance-based incentive adopted by the City Commission. The program aims to strategically attract new financial services companies and technology firms while helping existing businesses expand in Miami Beach to increase the number of high-wage jobs.

Click here for more info and application details.

Pop-Up Venue Permit

Pop-up venues are temporary retail spaces that can be used to promote and sell products of all types, ranging from food and beverages, clothing or unique gifts. The concept has the potential for low overhead, low risk and is a great way to introduce yourself to the market, generate buzz, increase sales and extend the reach and exposure of your business. To apply for a City of Miami Beach Pop-Up Venue permit click here.

Miami Beach Film & Production Incentive Program

Making movies and other film projects in Miami Beach has never been easier! New guidelines, less restrictions – and a new incentive program to subsidize productions in Miami Beach.

To review program guidelines and to apply, click here.


Become A Registered City of Miami Beach Vendor

The city has finalized the transition to a new financial software system. One of the many new features now available is our online Vendor Self-Service webpage, allowing city vendors to easily update contacts, attachments (W-9) and commodity information. The Vendor Self-Service (VSS) webpage will also provide you with purchase orders and payment information.

Click here to register

Looking for Bid Opportunities?

If you would like to be notified of available competitive solicitations released by the City of Miami Beach, you must register your company through Periscope S2G, Supplier-to-Government by clicking here.

Registration is easy and will take only a few minutes. Refer to the guide for instructions on how to register and submit an electronic bid here.


COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Site Near City Hall

Nomi Health continues to operate the testing and vaccination site located on the first floor of the Pennsylvania Garage (G9) at 17 Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The site operates seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with no appointment necessary. Vaccines are administered until 5 p.m., while testing continues until 6 p.m.

The site is also administering the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 and offering single booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to those eligible to receive them. Nomi Health has opened an additional walk-up testing site at 8400 Collins Ave. This location also operates seven days a week from 8 6 p.m. with no appointment necessary. It offers both rapid and PCR tests.

Click here for more information.


Visit or contact the Economic Development team here for more information on resources, finding the perfect location(s) for your business expansion or to share feedback on the newsletter and/or information for future articles. 


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