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Nero plotting economic development strategy for Puerto Rico

Nero plotting economic development strategy for Puerto Rico

Frank Nero, president and CEO of Miami’s Beacon Council from 1996 to 2013, has a new challenge on his hands: he and his Economic Solutions Group consulting firm have been…

Art Basel Miami Beach keynotes an arts rebirth

Art Basel Miami Beach keynotes an arts rebirth

This year’s Art Basel Miami Beach opens amid a season of rebirth for the arts: The Bass Museum is re-opening after being renovated and the Institute of Contemporary Art will…

Miami condo price reductions in sales just 1.1% from list

Miami condo price reductions in sales just 1.1% from list

Miami has seen a recent boom in not only condominium construction and sales but also resales. While many buildings are still in the pre-construction or construction stages, there is always…

Flagler Street upgrade downtown delayed once again

Flagler Street upgrade downtown delayed once again

The glacial pace of Flagler Street’s renovation downtown has built frustration since the project was proposed in 2011. Last week, directors of Miami’s Downtown Development Authority agreed to another delay,…

Light at end for tunnel under the Miami River

Light at end for tunnel under the Miami River

New developments should encourage proponents of a tunnel under the Miami River. On Monday, the county’s Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) released a study by Doral-based Atkins engineering firm. The study…

Downtown’s retail market strength drives businesses north

Downtown’s retail market strength drives businesses north

The strength of downtown’s retail market and its spiraling leasing rates have pushed merchants and restaurateurs farther north, observers say. Though she agrees that Edgewater and areas north benefit from…

Wynwood seeks proposals to hire ‘ambassador’ service

Wynwood seeks proposals to hire ‘ambassador’ service

In their continuing quest to make the area cleaner and more tourist-friendly, directors of the Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID) have requested proposals to hire an “ambassador” service. Ambassadors would…

Giralda Avenue renovations may yield long-term benefits

Giralda Avenue renovations may yield long-term benefits

While the construction pain of the Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue renovations is temporary, the benefits for the city’s retail tenants will be long-lasting, observers say. The redo was long…

Miracle Mile upgrade ‘on target and on schedule’

Miracle Mile upgrade ‘on target and on schedule’

One day after Hurricane Irma tore through Miami, workers were back on the job of renovating the north side of Miracle Mile, said Javier Betancourt, director of the Coral Gables…

Slight rise likely for employer-sponsored health insurance

Slight rise likely for employer-sponsored health insurance

Holders of employer-sponsored health insurance plans can expect slight premium increases, but there is much those consumers can do to control costs, observers say. “On average, I anticipate rate increases…

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