carlos-gimenez_web.jpgMIAMI – Miami-Dade County, in conjunction with The Beacon Council, is launching the website, which shows available vacant industrial and commercial properties.

The was launched Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Stephen P. Clark Center,111 N.W. First St., 2nd Floor Media Room, Miami. Expected to attend are Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Lynda Bell, Vice Chair, Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, Larry K. Williams, president and CEO, The Beacon Council, Teresa King Kinney, CEO, Realtor Association of Miami-Dade County and Stevie Field, GIS Planning.

“This new website will allow businesses wishing to locate or expand in Miami-Dade County a literal ‘bird’s eye’ view on available properties, and provide The Beacon Council with yet another tool to assist those businesses with their location strategies,” said Gimenez. “We should thank Commissioner Bell for her leadership on this matter, and continue working together to use technology as a means to further economic development for all of Miami-Dade County.”

The website is based on a resolution sponsored by Bell and approved by the Board of County Commissioners on April 2, that requested the development of a geospatial layer analysis and database of vacant industrial and commercial lands. This geospatial instrument is meant to assist The Beacon Council and other economic development organizations in their mission of attracting business development to Miami-Dade County.

 “The geospatial website is an innovative technology which gives businesses, small and large, the feasibility to analyze the benefits of obtaining available industrial and commercial properties in Miami-Dade County. With this technology, businesses will have better

knowledge on the value of establishing or expanding operations within our county,” said Bell. “The geospatial website will give our community an advantage in attracting potential employers to Miami-Dade over other markets. As this website reaches its full potential, our residents, the real-estate community and businesses alike will be provided numerous benefits.”

“This new site provides the information companies need to make investment decisions, and that helps us grow and attract businesses to our county,” said Williams, of The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership. “We are fortunate to have public partners who understand the role technology plays in economic development.”