Doing Business

Epicenter of the Americas

Miami is in the midst of an urban renaissance. Downtown Miami is driving growth with new developments of all types; developers added condos, apartments, hotels, offices, and retail centers this year with more to come. Our skyline keeps changing, providing a newly imagined backdrop for this emerging global city and we at the Miami Downtown Development Authority are here to help you get the most out of your Downtown experience, whether you are here for a few nights or a lifetime.

Doing Business in Downtown Miami

Downtown Miami connects businesses to the world like few cities can. A thriving economy, strong business sectors, instant connectivity, extensive social and cultural offerings, and an active and vibrant residential community come together to form our global cosmopolitan city. Companies strategically choose Downtown Miami to be a part of a global business center … a tropical waterfront paradise where worlds meet, entrepreneurs gather, and the Americas are centered. At the Miami Downtown Development Authority, we are ready to help you find your place in our thriving city, expand upon what you’re already doing, and better understand how the city is shaping up in the foreseeable future.

Living in Downtown Miami

Downtown Miami is an electrifying place for urban dwellers to live, work, and play. Downtown offers extensive living options for those who are looking for a place to buy or to rent in a clean, safe, attractive, and welcoming world class city. Whether you are a current resident or are looking to become one, we want to help keep you en vogue with everything that’s happening from the arts and food scenes to the ins and outs of major projects transforming Downtown Miami.

Visiting Downtown Miami

Business or pleasure, no matter the reason for your visit you’ll find a distinctive experience in Downtown Miami. From iconic architectural and artistic hotspots to legendary events that people travel from all over the world to be a part of, we’re here to help you see and do everything on your itinerary and maybe even discover something you weren’t expecting.

SketchMIA: An Urban Sketch Tour
Come explore Miami’s historic downtown like an architect! See our city’s landmark buildings through an architect’s eyes, using a sketchbook and pen. Learn to draw by sketching some of downtown Miami’s historic landmarks, like the Dade County Courthouse, the Church of Gesù and the old US Post Office Building, home of MCAD! This 2-hour course is open to beginners and novices of all ages who love architecture and want to explore it through drawing.
For more information on this event, click here.
Moves Over Miami
Listen up, dancers. Submit a video of your best moves, and you could be the next InterContinental Miami Skyline Dancer. Submissions can be done via ICM's social media pages, web page or by using the hashtag #MovesOverMiami on Instagram. The winner will be announced on NYE and their silhouette will run for an entire year on their canvas.

To learn more and to submit your video, click here.

Request For Qualifications For Research Services RFQ No. 17-18-01
The Downtown Development Authority of the City of Miami, Florida (“DDA”) is seeking qualification packages from qualified firms to provide professional research services to the DDA in support of its mission. The DDA uses research for issue advocacy, marketing, and project planning. The DDA requires locally sourced and informed research that can improve the understanding of Downtown Miami and to effectively “fill the gaps”. Submissions for this RFQ are due no later than November 8, 2017 at 12:00pm.

To download the complete RFQ, please click here. For a copy of the Legal Ad, click here.
Downtown Fright Night 2017
Downtown Fright Night is quickly approaching East Flagler Street between SE 2 Ave and SE 3 Ave! This year they are back with more treats for the kids and a bag of new tricks for all everyone. Come out enjoy any of their four new features:

Stranger Things Family Fun Zone
The Upside Down Adult play area
Pup-Up Dog Park
The Haunted Market

For more inforamation on this event and to RSVP, click here.


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