America's Growth Cities
Tech Startup Alliances
Miami, Florida has quickly put itself into play as a springboard for hot technology enterprises. But there’s a frustration factor at work as well. Entrepreneurs are seeking quicker and more efficient ways to connect with Miami innovators who have projects they want to get up and running as viable businesses. And both entrepreneur and innovator want to connect with the best tech talent and specialists to make those businesses succeed.
Live In America EB-5 would be pleased to work with and guide EB-5 investors who sense that Miami has opportunities and a way of life that would fit their abilities and interests and taste – as innovator or technician or entrepreneur.
According to new data compiled by Computing Technology Industry Associates, Dale, Broward and Palm Beach Counties are now home to 8,167 technology businesses – the 12th highest amount of U.S. metropolitan areas.
“Our objective,” said Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of the startup eMerge and a local innovation booster, “is to solidify ourselves as a startup hub on a global scale.” A limitation to that is Miami’s skilled labor force, which is limited. It’s a drawback that presents opportunities for EB-5 investors with technology skills, or with family members who have them, to step quickly into the Miami tech startup environment.
Newly-arrived EB-5 investors, however, needn’t focus on just technology. Miami has a vibrant, world-class art scene, e.g. Art Basel, that provides many opportunities for successful entrepreneurial endeavors, including dealer, agent, promoter, importer/exporter, or, if the talent warrants, practicing artist. Again, Live In America EB-5 would be pleased to share information in this area.
Miami is truly an international city, with visitors and happily converted residents from South America, Asia and Europe enjoying its pleasures. A direct flight from Moscow lands daily.
Water sports, of course, are religion in Miami, from scuba diving in crystal-clear depths off Emerald Reef to trophy tarpon fishing in Biscayne Bay to ocean water skiing off South Beach.
Miami’s main venue for performing arts is the Adrienne Arsht Center, home to the New World Symphony, the Miami City Ballet and the Florida Grand Opera. Having three theaters of different configurations enables the Center to host touring Broadway productions as well as jazz, comedy and cabaret performances.
The best neighborhoods in Miami for raising a family, as chosen by DiscoverHomes.com, are Coral Gables, Bal Harbor, Coconut Grove and Key Biscayne, the latter being considered #1, partly on the strength of its free public schools, which helps offset its high real estate prices. Among the factors taken into consideration for all four were overall attractiveness, friendliness, quality of schools, safety, recreational facilities and family-oriented activities.
For singles, especially gay, the choice would have to be South Beach, with its nightlife and galleries and stylish shops and restaurants right on the ocean. Friends can sit on the terrace of an Ocean Drive bistro and talk other friends passing by into joining them, and soon it’s a South Beach evening and no one knows who’ll wake up with whom.
The survival of the neighborhood’s classic Art Deco architecture is thanks to its new generation of residents. When South Beach began to gentrify, there was a movement among commercial and political interests to tear the Deco structures down and replace them with modern buildings. But the new residents liked what was there and stepped in to save the day.
Zillow lists the median price for a home in Miami at $326,300. The median price in Key Biscayne is $1,074,770. A South Beach 2 bedroom condo is on the market for $650,000.