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.

Request for Proposals
The Miami DDA is currently seeking proposals from interested and qualified consultant teams, to develop a brand identity for the Miami Baywalk-Riverwalk, identify and develop a unifying design element or palette of elements to be incorporated into the existing landscape/hardscape, and an implementation & maintenance strategy.  No other project on the waterfront has the potential of transforming our Downtown, celebrate Miami’s unique heritage, create access from our diverse neighborhoods to the waterfront, and generate a legacy for generations to come.

Submissions are due no later than July 21, 2017 at 5pm.

Click here to learn more about this Request for Proposals For the Development of Miami Baywalk-Riverwalk's Unifying Element & Brand Development.
Downtown Boating Survey
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MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show
Join the party! Downtown Miami is hosting a red carpet parade on Tuesday, July 11 at 12:30pm as the MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show commences the 88th MLB All-Star Game! 

This parade starts at the InterContinental Miami and ends at the AmericanAirlines Arena. Please note that this event will be recorded and broadcasted on the MLBN channel.

For more information on All-Star week and events please, click here.
Enlightened: Photography Experience
May 5 - June 30, 2017

This is the first photography alumni exhibition curated by Master Teacher and Panelist Michelle Dunn Marsh.
YoungArts is looking forward to highlighting alumni from this significant and ever-evolving medium.
YoungArts Gallery
Miami, FL
Mondays: Closed 
Tuesday – Friday: 10am until 4pm
Weekends: By appointment only
For more information on this exhibit and others at YoungArts, click here
Celebrate America's Birthday at Bayfront Park!
Celebrate our country’s independence in the heart of downtown Miami on July 4, 2017! Bayfront Park offers a FREE Kids' Zone, food & beverages and the largest FREE fireworks show in South Florida. Bayfront Park is Open All Day. Kids' Zone: 3pm - 7pm. Fireworks Show: 9pm.
For more information on this event, please click here.


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