MIAMI, FL., January 11, 2019 – The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, together with custom media company HCP Media, proudly unveil the 2019 edition of Advantage Miami, the County’s official business location guide. This “go-to” resource provides business owners, site selectors and talent looking to relocate with key information on Miami-Dade County’s business advantages, including its growing tech ecosystem, strategic global location, infrastructure and more.

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“People’s understanding of Miami’s advantages as a world-class business destination have evolved as more and more businesses choose to call this community home,” states Michael Finney, President and CEO of The Miami-Dade Beacon Council. “We invite you to take a deep dive into this publication as it provides invaluable insights and data about all of the Advantages Miami has to offer, and why it’s the place to bring your business today when you are consciously building for tomorrow.”

Showcasing the data key stakeholders need in order to make informed, strategic decisions about the future of their business, the 2019 edition of Advantage Miami is a great resource for both local, domestic and international companies.

“Miami is known the world over as a vacation destination, and that’s great—but it’s not the whole story. This is a vibrant business community with global connectivity,” explains Maria Budet, Vice President, Marketing and Communications for The Miami-Dade Beacon Council. “Companies big and small are choosing to double down on Miami because of the business advantages we offer: strong, diverse talent pipeline; innovative culture with an entrepreneurial spirit; favorable business climate; the quality of life we are known for, and so much more. This publication allows us to share actionable information with individuals and companies looking to establish, expand, or relocate their business in a user-friendly way. It helps us tell Miami’s full story—and how The Beacon Council can help new and growing businesses make the most of everything we have to offer.”

“It is such a pleasure to create Advantage Miami on behalf of The Beacon Council knowing it is used to cultivate more business in Miami-Dade County,” says Marisa Beazel, President and Publisher of HCP Media. “This new edition is chock full of data, visually appealing photography and quotes from local business owners and community figures that continue to position Miami-Dade County as a burgeoning destination for art, technology, startups and more.”

For more information on this publication and for an opportunity to be a part of the next edition, please contact Cristiana Glassford at 305-376-5252.

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 over 70,000 direct jobs and added more than $5 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 division of McClatchy, creates innovative, market-leading, cross-platform solutions that stay ahead of consumers’ evolving media habits. A custom publishing 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. 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 308 prestigious awards for editorial, photography and design.