WHY (the future of your business is) MIAMI


Why Miami, You Ask?

We are bullish on Miami, period. Although South Florida is still a young region with many challenges ahead, it gathers a robust list of resources – entrepreneurs, universities, foundations, corporations, funding sources, its demographic location and transit patterns – that make it a unique, thriving, and exciting place to be. It is for this reason that CIC Miami chose to expand here from Boston, and that I myself moved here from New York some years ago. Out of this same logic, admiration, and optimism, we brought forth the “Why Miami” project. Our goal is to feature the many stakeholders working here and to present a more complex narrative of what our city has to offer in hope that it encourages others to see our city as part of their launch and growth plans. We hope that through this website, you will see that there is a long list of institutions and stakeholders excited about Miami and ready to welcome you!

~ Natalia Martinez-Kalinina, General Manager, CIC Miami

This project is meant to be dynamic, a work in progress. join our campaign or send us your suggestions to miami@cic.com


Why Miami?


Traditional Healthcare has morphed into HealthTech, Shipping & Logistics have gone on-demand, FinTech is taking over the Americas. The traditional industries that once ruled Miami - imagine realtors, doctors and lawyers - are taking a back seat in the Magic City.


Why Miami?


Across the city, people are working together in new ways and in new spaces. From industry incubators and tech accelerators, from startup hubs to medical research labs, from projects in the creative fields to diverse place-making initiatives, there’s a new generation of communities working together to build the future of our region.

The deciding factors for Instacart to expand to Miami were the demand we saw based on website hits and app downloads, the size of the market, and the presence of our retail partners here; that coupled with our unstoppable ambition of delivering unmelted ice cream to Miamianos in the middle of August, of course.
— Instacart

Why Miami?


The people building the next era of our city aren’t solely focused on technology or startups, and that’s a good thing. We’re investing deeply in community initiatives, nonprofit work, art and culture, food and nightlife.

Miami was formed from diversity, organically becoming the point of connection between the hemispheres of the world ... but the breaking point to capitalize on its unique folklore as an economic driver is now; Those who come will quickly access untapped markets, a constant inflow of talent and endless sunshine.
— En El Ojo Films

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Why.Miami is a collaborative project
Across the city of Miami
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1951 NW 7th Avenue, 6th Floor

Miami, FL 33136





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