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Despite pandemic, PortMiami sets all-time cargo record

PortMiami just posted the biggest import-export numbers in its 80-plus-year history, new Miami-Dade County figures show, exceeding its prior record by 1.5% despite the difficulties that come with operating under coronavirus conditions. The port processed 107,088 twenty-foot…

PortMiami cargo keeps head above water in downturn

PortMiami cargo keeps head above water in downturn

Sea cargo to and from Miami-Dade has dipped only slightly despite the coronavirus, according to PortMiami Director Juan Kuryla, who said he expects improvement through year’s end. “Year over year…

Employers double down in looking after workers

Employers double down in looking after workers

Being an employer during normal times isn’t easy. It involves many moving pieces, the most important of which, naturally, is the workforce that keeps business going. Amid a pandemic that…

Miami Beach seeks to end tourism economic dependence

Miami Beach seeks to end tourism economic dependence

Miami Beach is a world-renowned tourist destination, but commissioners are hoping to shift the city’s economy away from dependence on this singular industry. Covid, Hurricane Irma and the Zika virus…

Biscayne Boulevard residential tower with grocery wins OK

Biscayne Boulevard residential tower with grocery wins OK

A large development bringing together more than 500 residential units and a major grocer has garnered a positive vote. Crescent Heights of America Inc. and its affiliated entities propose 2900…

Interactive kiosk bonanza back in focus for Miami Beach

Interactive kiosk bonanza back in focus for Miami Beach

Miami Beach commissioners this week were to take another look at adding interactive kiosks to Lincoln Road and other high-traffic areas.  Commissioners began exploring high-tech kiosks in 2017, a commission…

Quarter-billion dollar cruise industry bailout floated

Quarter-billion dollar cruise industry bailout floated

As the US cruise industry enters its seventh month of inactivity due to Covid-19, Miami-Dade is eyeing a plan that could forgive more than a quarter-billion dollars that cruise lines…

Commercial fishermen sinking as yields fall without China’s buyers

Commercial fishermen sinking as yields fall without China’s buyers

After months of shuttered restaurants and disappearing export markets, Miami’s commercial fishing industry is struggling to keep afloat. “Commercial fishing operations are an important component of Port Miami River’s marine…

Perry Ellis targets new trends in sales abroad and loungewear

Perry Ellis targets new trends in sales abroad and loungewear

Roughly three years after buying back control of Perry Ellis International and taking the company private, founder George Feldenkreis is focused on new trends, recovering from the pandemic and international…

Chambers of commerce help businesses reinvent themselves

Chambers of commerce help businesses reinvent themselves

Being there when they’re needed the most, chambers of commerce continue to pave the way for members to stay on track as the pandemic lingers.  Beyond being a main resource…

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