Why Miami

Miami is a major center of commerce, finance, and boasts a strong international business community. Several large companies are headquartered in or around Miami. Because of its proximity to Latin America, Miami serves as the headquarters of Latin American operations for more than 1400 multinational corporations. Miami International Airport and PortMiami are among the nation's busiest ports of entry, especially for cargo from South America and the Caribbean. The Port of Miami is the world's busiest cruise port, and MIA is the busiest airport in Florida, and the largest gateway between the United States and Latin America. Tourism is also an important industry in Miami. Along with finance and business, the beaches, conventions, festivals and events draw over 38 million visitors annually into the city, from across the country and around the world, spending $17.1 billion.

Top 10 reasons why Miami is the place to do business

#1 NO Local or State personal income tax

#2 Cargo & Passenger Access; two of the busiest U.S Ports- Miami International Airport & Port Miami

#3 Location, location, location; easy access to Latin America, Europe & North America

#4 Global Infrastructure; 1,000 multinationals, 100+ consulates, trade offices & binational chambers

#5 Diverse multilingual workforce; more than 50% foreign born population

#6 Growing domestic market; Florida is the 3rd largest U.S State and Miami-Dade has 2.7 million residents

#7 College town; 250,000 college students, two research universities

#8 Award winning private & public schools

#9 Quality of place; unique neighbourhoods for all tastes & interests

#10 Nationally ranked healthcare systems


  • Unique lifestyle
  • Year-round warm weather
  • Recreational opportunities
  • Art, culture, music 
  • Beautiful beaches

Focus industries

Miami is a major center for Airport, Financial & Insurance Services, Creative, Marketing & Media, Leisure & Tourism, Information Technology, Life Sciences and Transport & Logistics.

Learn about our Focus industries.