MIAMI, FL., January 8, 2017 – The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, together with custom media company HCP Media, proudly unveil the second annual edition of Advantage Miami, which was formerly known for over two decades as the Miami Business Profile & Location Guide. This “go-to” resource guide provides business owners with key information on Miami-Dade County’s business advantages, including its growing tech ecosystem, strategic global location, infrastructure and more.

“Miami is a community of passionate, diverse and hardworking individuals,” states Michael Finney, President and CEO of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council. “We welcome newcomers from all over the country and the world, and embrace diversity and change. With Advantage Miami, we want to help these newcomers better understand and join us in telling the new Miami story.”

Positioning Miami as “The City of the Future,” Advantage Miami 2018 is a one-stop guide for everything Miami-Dade, featuring valuable data and charts to help businesses grow in Miami-Dade, such as the Kaufmann Foundation startup rankings, population demographics, business and employment growth figures, city-by-city economic data, and much more.

“We are providing readers with user-friendly data and information to help business owners establish or expand their business or relocate to this dynamic and still evolving community,” explains Susan Greene, Chief Marketing Officer of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council. “We also want to surprise readers with interesting facts and figures that even long-time Miamians may not know.”

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“The services the Miami-Dade Beacon Council provides for local and incoming business owners are invaluable to advancing business goals and growing our county’s economy,” says Marisa Beazel, President and Publisher of HCP Media. “It is such a pleasure to be able to create Advantage Miami on their behalf knowing it is used to cultivate more businesses locating and expanding in Miami-Dade County.”

About The Miami-Dade Beacon Council
The Miami-Dade Beacon Council is Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership. The not-for-profit public-private organization focuses on job creation and economic growth. Since 1985, the organization has assisted more than 1,000 businesses that have created nearly 67,000 direct jobs and added more than $4.3 billion in new capital investments. It accomplishes this by marketing Miami-Dade as a world-class business location, growing local companies and shaping the local economy’s future. For more information, visit

About HCP Media
As communication experts, HCP Media, a part of the McClatchy network, creates innovative, market-leading, cross-platform solutions that stay ahead of consumers’ evolving media habits. A custom media and promotion company, HCP offers a wide variety of engaging print publications, developing and producing over 100 custom publications for hotels, airlines and other clients. The company’s reach extends beyond the travel niche and into the global luxury market, including en-suite cruise line publications and luxury lifestyle magazines. Additional custom products include multilingual destination guides, in-room hotel books, in-flight magazines, travel videos and websites, as well as accompanying sales, marketing and promotional programs. The company also produces commemorative coffee-table books, healthcare publications, program guides and other customized publications.

Beyond the written word, HCP’s top-tier marketing and branding products include custom event marketing, strategic social media and blog content, marketing publications, and materials for national and global companies targeting affluent, sophisticated consumers. Together, these turnkey, top-quality print and digital marketing solutions reach more than 80 million active travelers annually and 5 million unique monthly visitors on its combined websites. In addition, HCP’s work has been recognized with more than 275 prestigious awards for editorial, photography and design.


Media Contact:
Ingrid Martinez
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