A Business Gateway To The AmericasFebruary 1, 2013
If you either run your own business or are in the process of starting one then you might want to consider Miami as the location of your headquarters. Traditionally most businesses tend to look at the usual cities on the east or west coast of the United States for their base of operations. Due to its location at the southern extreme of the United States Miami actually provides a much better base of operations for your business for a number of reasons.
Firstly you have easy access to both the northern and southern states of the US and then you also have quick access to markets and resources in Mexico and right throughout South America. If you have a business that wants to create a truly international presence then Miami makes a lot of sense in that regard.
Then you need to look at the quality of the local workplace and Miami has a huge amount to offer any business in terms of staff. Firstly there are two Carnegie research universities in the area – Florida International University and the University of Miami – which means the knowledge economy in Miami is extremely healthy. Then you also need to factor in the cultural diversity of Miamians, with 50% of the population being of foreign descent, speaking over 100 different languages between them. If you require a multi-lingual workforce Miami has everything you could ever wish for in a business sense.
There are also a number of business incentive programs to both entice and help businesses to relocate to the Miami-Dade area. So if you do like the sound of what Miami has to offer there’s also a lot of financial assistance available to you to ease the costs of the move or the initial start-up.
Lastly Miami also has its very own international airport and a bustling seaport too – so the overall infrastructure for an international business is already in place for you.