January 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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Meet CourMed: Miami Beach's Newest Health Care Delivery Service

We applaud CourMed, an innovative enterprise software and wellness company, that recently opened on a regional office in Miami Beach. CourMed provides end-to-end concierge delivery of health care products and services from health care providers to homes, offices and hotels. Watch CourMed founder and CEO Derrick L. Miles share why Miami Beach made sense for his business.


Convention Center Hotel Project:

Grand Hyatt Miami Beach

After experiencing a delay due to COVID-19, MB Mixed Use Investment, LLC, the developer for the Grand Hyatt Convention Center Hotel, announced that site preparation work will commence by summer. The developer anticipates 30 months of vertical construction after site preparation with the opening expected by fall 2025.

Read more here


Get started on your search for retail space at 1759 Bay Road and this trendy office space in the heart of South Beach at 1400 Alton Road.

To view other available properties, click here.


Miami-Dade's Strive305 Small Business Initiative and BizHack Academy to Offer Free Digital Marketing Training in 2022 

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s Strive305 Small Business Initiative and Miami-based BizHack Academy have announced Season 3 of their Digital Marketing Master Class Series focused on how small businesses can use digital marketing to start the new year strong. The Season 3 Master Classes will cover essential topics for small business growth including Content Marketing, Google Business Profile, and Brand Marketing.

Click here for more info and to register.

Venture Miami Opportunity Program

The City of Miami is having a moment that can turn into sustained and inclusive economic development via the strategic and effective stewardship of new companies and investors. Funded by JP Morgan Chase, FIU is leveraging its existing novel partnership with the City of Miami to create a new program for female business owners of color. The Venture Miami Opportunity Program will provide intensive management and leadership training to participants and will focus on four key areas: talent, technology, social networks and access to capital. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply here.

Applications are due by Feb. 1, 2022


Beacon Council Xcelerator Program Set To Assist 100 Minority Companies

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council is in the process of helping about 100 small businesses by providing them with robust services and partnering opportunities with more than 20 organizations under the council’s small business accelerator program.

Read more here >

Career Source South Florida Youth Hiring Event

Jan. 28, 2022

In partnership with the City of Miami Beach and Miami Beach Senior High School, Career Source South Florida would like to invite you to a Youth Hiring Event.

Miami Beach businesses in zip codes 33139, 33140, or 33141 that wish to participate in the job fair must register here. Please notify Joel Gonzalez at Joel.Gonzalez@careersourcesfl.com once you have submitted your application.

Registration is due by Jan. 24, 2022.

For more information click here.

SFBJ's Business of the Year Awards 2022

Nominate your company for South Florida Business Journal's 2022 Business of the Year Awards! This program honors companies that set the standard for growth, service, quality, innovation and execution of a superb business strategy.

To submit an application, please click here. Applications are due by Jan. 28, 2022.


Miami Beach Convention Center

Upcoming Events

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show

Jan. 20 - 23, 2022

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show presents the most well-respected dealers from around the world.

Attendees can explore the show floor and discover everything from jewelry, watches and handbags to artwork, furniture, home décor and more.

For tickets, please visit here.

Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show

Feb. 16 - 20, 2022

The Miami International Boat Show and the Miami Yacht Show have joined forces to create the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show. To purchase tickets, click here.

Click here to view a full listing of all upcoming events >


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 are encouraged to 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 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.

Uber Eats and Visa Grant Program

Uber Eats and Visa are introducing Grants for Growth, a new grant program that provides $1 million in grants to small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19, hurricanes, natural disasters and other unexpected events. Through the program, Uber Eats will provide $10,000 grants to 100 Uber Eats member restaurants in 10 key markets: Boston, Philadelphia, Bay Area, NYC Metro/New Jersey, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington DC, Chicago, Atlanta and Detroit. LISC will administer the selection and distribution of grants.

If your restaurant has been affected by the pandemic, kick start the new year by applying for a $10,000 grant to support expenses such as:​ payroll, vendor payments, rent, utilities, or technology updates.

Applications will be accepted on Jan. 17, 2022. For more information 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 9 p.m. with no appointment necessary. Vaccines are administered until 6 p.m., while testing continues until 9 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 7 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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