April 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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Bitcoin 2022 Conference Recap

The City of Miami Beach and the Miami Beach Convention Center were the center of April Tech Month festivities. Bitcoin 2022, a first-of-its-kind crypto conference and eMerge Americas took center stage at the Miami Beach Convention Center campus, bringing thousands of technology and financial service professionals, influencers as well as new businesses and employers interested in making the bold move to Miami Beach. Read more here.


Mixed-Use Development Near 41 Street Community Meetings

April 27, 2022

May 18, 2022

For more information and to register click here.


Looking for office space? Consider this Mid Beach location at 960 41st St or this corner space in the heart of South Beach at 1759 Bay Rd. If North Beach is on your list consider this location at 7305 Collins Ave.

To view other available properties, click here.


SCORE Small Business Workshops

Boom! Explode Your Business by Getting Clients With Bigger Budgets

May 12, 2022

Time is money for business owners, especially startups and solopreneurs. That's why it is important to know how to attract high-paying clients that will give you the most significant turnaround on your investment. In this valuable webinar, bestselling author and USA TODAY small business columnist Steve Strauss will show you how and where to find bigger, better and higher-paying clients.

For more information and to register click here.

Your Roadmap to Success How to Create a Business Plan

May 17, 2022

Are you thinking about starting a business? It all begins with a good plan. But what is a business plan? Why do you need one? What does it need to include? These are important questions that can help set you and your business up for success.

In this webinar, Jania Bailey, CEO of FranNet will answer these questions and help you think about how you approach your business plan. Her organization has helped thousands of people make the leap from employee to entrepreneur.

For more information and to register click here.


Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announces Miami-Dade County is "Open for Business" with new contracting reforms

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced a major initiative to boost small businesses, enhance worker protections and reform County contracting. Reforms under consideration would expand the County’s ability to procure goods and services from local businesses, with an emphasis on minority-owned vendors. The mayor announced as well that her administration will conduct a disparity study to determine areas that warrant improvement. During the event, a group of local business owners shared their success stories in contracting with the County. Read more here.

Miami Bayside Foundation: Providing Loans to Minority Owned and Black-Owned Businesses

The primary mission of MBF is to provide access to funds for minority entrepreneurs. Since 2011, MBF has awarded 164 loans totaling more than $9 million to Miami minority-owned businesses, helping to create more than 450 jobs. MBF continues its commitment to providing access to funds for minority entrepreneurs.

To view available loans click here.


City of Miami Beach

Weekly City Meetings

Stay up to date on all of our upcoming meetings. From Commission meetings to committee meetings, please click here for a full list with links to participate.

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Elevate District 5

May 3, 2022

In celebration of National Small Business Week, join Commissioner Eileen Higgins for a special premiere of the RISE Miami-Dade Fund Documentary and a robust panel discussion on the state of small businesses in District 5.

To register visit here.

Miami Beach Convention Center

Upcoming Events

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Aspen Ideas: Climate

May 9 - 12, 2022

A collaboration with the Aspen Institute, the City of Miami Beach and a diverse group of partner institutions in and beyond South Florida, Aspen Ideas: Climate will take place from May 9–12, 2022 in Miami Beach. The event is enlisting global policymakers, scientific experts, corporate leaders, inventors and innovators, artists, young leaders, and engaged members of the public to participate in this multiday event featuring main stages, breakout and roundtable sessions, tours of local and historic resilience points of interest, as well as fashion, food, art and music activities.

To register visit here.

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FTX Grand Prix Festival

May 6 - 8, 2022

Get a premium taste of the Formula 1 lifestyle when FTX brings its immersive F1 festival to iconic South Beach for the first time ever. Catering both to F1 fans and culture seekers, the FTX Grand Prix festival will blend the thrills of F1 with the diverse culture of Miami Beach, merging the riveting world of motorsport with music, art, fashion and food. With the lineup yet to be announced, the weekend-long fest is slated to take over Lummus Park between 6th and 8th street from Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8. While you are there, stop by the Economic Development booth to learn more about Miami Beach business incentives.

FX Summit 2022

May 13 - 15, 2022

FX Summit 2022 is the world's most exciting social trading conference and it's right around the corner three days of unique and inspiring guests as well as a jampacked schedule full of engaging events and meetups in Miami Beach.

For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Hyundai Air & Sea Show Resident Discount

May 28 - 29, 2022

“The Greatest Show Above the Earth” showcases the men, women, technology and equipment from all five branches of the United States military as well as our police, firefighters and their agencies. This two-day spectacular event on Memorial Day Weekend features powerboat racing exhibitions, extreme water sports and a military display village along the beautiful shores of Miami Beach.

Miami Beach residents are eligible for a 10% discount on tickets. Just enter the promo code "MIAMIBEACH" at checkout.

Click here to purchase tickets.


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 to cover 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 Mbbiz@miamibeachfl.gov.

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 service and technology firms.

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 service 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, fewer restrictions – and a new incentive program to subsidize productions in Miami Beach.

To review program guidelines and to apply, click here.

Plastic Free Miami Beach

PlasticFreeMB showcases businesses that have taken action to reduce plastics from their establishment and to help organizations learn and implement best practices in the area of environmental stewardship.

It takes more than 100 years for plastic to disintegrate. Learn why and how we're combating single-use plastic here. Interested businesses can register 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 a.m.to 6 p.m. with no appointment necessary. It offers both rapid and PCR tests.

Click here for more information.


Visit MBBIZ.com 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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