September 2021
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Miami Beach Restaurant Grant Program
Learn how mom and pop restaurants in Miami Beach are eligible for a grant of up to $1,000 to reimburse third-party delivery service fees incurred during the pandemic.

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

Click here for more info and application details.
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 offering an Expedited Plan Review and Permitting Program to incentivize companies in these industries to encourage targeted relocations or expansions and associated development.

Click here to review full program guidelines.
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.
To date, 18 businesses have each received a $20,000 grant. The grants are awarded on a first-come, first-qualified basis. Interested businesses are encouraged to review application guidelines and apply here.
Miami Beach Restaurant Reimbursement Grant - Applications Still Being Accepted
Local mom and pop restaurants in Miami Beach are eligible for a grant of up to $1,000 in third-party delivery service reimbursement fees incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through the Miami Beach Restaurant Reimbursement Grant, eligible businesses can claim reimbursement for expenses incurred during the emergency declaration period from March 12, 2020 to October 31, 2020 from third party apps such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash among others. The application will remain open until all funds are exhausted or through September 30, 2021, whichever occurs first.

Miami Beach RFP Class A Office Space
The Miami Beach Commission unanimously agreed to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to enhance the Lincoln Road district’s appeal as one of the country’s premier mixed-use neighborhoods by adding Class A office space to the mix of restaurants, arts and entertainment venues, boutique hotels, art galleries and retail shops.
The RFP invites developers to propose projects involving three existing city-owned surface parking lots and one city-owned parking garage in the Lincoln Road area. The future development would ultimately connect the nearby Convention Center complex with Lincoln Road and transform North Lincoln Lane from a service alley to a pedestrian-friendly street.
Interested potential developers may register and access the RFP here. For additional information on the RFP please contact Kristy Bada
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help small businesses grow and create jobs by providing them with greater access to education, capital, and business support services—for free.

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Site Near City Hall
Nomi Health is conducting COVID-19 testing and vaccine administration in the city parking lot on 17 Street and Convention Center Drive. The walk-up site operates seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with no appointment necessary, offers Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, and PCR nasal swab test results in less than 24 hours.

To view other testing locations across Miami-Dade County, please click here and to find other vaccination sites, click here.
Miami Beach Summer Series 2021
Building Trade
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Please join the City of Miami Beach Building Department for Summer Series presentations. Each session takes a comprehensive approach to plan review and inspections and is hosted by trade chiefs covering common pitfalls and how to avoid them. To register for this event visit here.
Refresh Miami Webinar
Back to Work - Build Your Positive Mindset
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Are you a local business owner who feel's like the To Do list never ends? Feel guilty when not working, or can’t stop? Let's help get off that COVID hamster wheel and get the mojo back.

Ready to try a different approach? Join Refresh Miami for a webinar packed full of mindset tricks and positive psychology tips for tangible ways to breakthrough without breaking yourself in the process.

Epic Talks - Miami Crypto City
The Epic Talks monthly networking event occurred at Miami Beach's SLS Hotel on Aug. 18. The event included Miami Crypto City and some of the nation's top cryptocurrency investors to share their insights and strategies on how to best navigate the market.

Rickelle Williams, Economic Development Director and Amber Tarrac, Economic Development Assistant Director are pictured here with Eryka Gemma, Venture Director of Bitcoin Hedge Fund, Adrian Baschuk, Producer of CNBC's Crypto Trader and Jen Todd, co-founder of 8evolve.

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Visit or contact to work directly with the City's Economic Development team to find the perfect spot for your business!

Get started on your search with this trendy office space available at 1680 Michigan Ave and this corner property in the heart of South Beach at 1210 Washington Ave.

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