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.

DWNTWN Movie Nights

- DWNTWN Movie Nights: Season One - 

Screening: Jumanji

Location: InterContinental Miami - 100 Chopin Plz 

Herald Hunt Happy Hour 5pm with Special Guest, Dave Barry 

Showtime: 7pm

Details: We're kicking off 2018 the right way with the 4th installment of our DWNTWN Movie Nights series next Friday, March 2, 2018 for a movie under the stars. Don't miss the chance to see Jumanji with family at InterContinental Miami.

Click here for more information.
Coming Soon: Herald Hunt 2018

That's right Miami, the Herald Hunt IS BACK! At the Herald Hunt, you find meaning in the bizarre, make sense of the fantastic and uncover answers to the great riddles of life. Or, more than likely, you’ll get completely amazed and totally baffled. But you still have a great time, joining over 3,500 of your closest friends in a great outdoor adventure you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
Anybody and everybody with a copy of Sunday, March 4th's Miami Herald is eligible to win and is guaranteed four hours of insane fun, never, ever, to be repeated – in this decade anyway.
Remember to register here to keep up with The Herald Hunt for more information, more riddles, and more hints!
2018 Spring Grant Process

The Miami DDA provides grants/funding to special events and/or projects that take place in Downtown, have an economic impact on the area, and strengthen Downtown Miami’s recognition as a vibrant and exciting destination for residents and visitors. The DPFR 2017-2018 grants will cover events/projects between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018. The deadline to submit application is Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Noon.
For detailed information, guidelines, and to download the grant application, please click here.
YoungArts Miami 2018

YoungArts winners in the visual, literary, performing and design arts have the opportunity to learn, connect and collaborate with fellow peers and luminaries in their artistic field. The promising young artists will also have the chance to share their talents with the public through multidisciplinary performances, writers’ readings, a film screening and a visual arts exhibition on the YoungArts Campus and at the Miami Theater Center. YoungArts Miami will take place February 20–25, 2018.

For more information and to RSVP, click here.


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