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Miami-Dade launches CEO ambassador program with Manny Medina, Marcelo Claure, Jorge Pérez to boost business relocations

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava on Thursday announced the launch of RENEW305, am economic development plan intended to spark business and job growth across the county.

Levine Cava was joined by a coalition of business and economic development officials, including Cyxtera CEO Manny Medina, SoftBank Group COO Marcelo Claure, GEN Accelerate Executive Director Susan Amat and Miami-Dade Beacon Council CEO Michael Finney.

The RENEW305 initiative aims to position the county for its post-pandemic future by attracting new businesses; scaling existing businesses; boosting venture capital investment in local startups; and expanding workforce training opportunities for locals to ensure they can qualify for jobs in fast-growing sectors such as technology, aviation, and trade and logistics.

The economic development plan will also focus on reviving Miami-Dade's tourism and hospitality industries, which have struggled in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.

"We know the tourism and recreation industries are bedrocks of our economy and we need to make sure we can restore them safely," Levine Cava said, adding that PortMiami alone employs more than 300,000 people.

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