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Florida’s economy is clearly back from its gloomy days.  Real estate is surging, unemployment is down, new startups are popping up and the spirits is high.

Florida’s population growth is phenomenal, reaching the 20million mark any day.  As Florida’s population grew from 2010 to 2012, 2.7%, according to census data, New York’s grew 1%. The national average was 1.7%.

Just in South East Florida (Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach) the population is $6million, more than Finnish population all together!

The tech startup companies are taking of in record times. You should especially gave your eyes in Miami’s Wynwood district.

Richard Florida in his recent interview with Miami Herald about the potentials, “Greater Miami has all the urban attributes that are attractive to the creative class, tech investors, and techies themselves: old industrial buildings, dense, walkable neighborhoods, quality of life amenities like beaches, culture, food, music, and especially diversity.  Miami has this in spades especially in and around Wynwood, Midtown and the Design Districts where art galleries and the big art collection spaces are.  Already, we are seeing a bunch of startups in and around there and the Knight Foundation has made signature investments in incubator/ accelerator spaces like The LAB Miami and Endeavor Global, the global entrepreneurial assistance organization that has opened its first US branch in Miami.”  Full interview here.

Miami Beach Mayor Levine, is committed in making the city attractive for the creative class and entrepreneurs. But it is not only Miami that is surfing high.

Ft Lauderdale got a superb boost to its tourism with Norwegian Air starting direct flights to Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen. London Gatwick flight is to follow in July. Finnair quickly reacted to this by announcing seasonal non-stop fights from Helsinki to Miami this December.

West Palm Beach has seen multiple new investments in the city, with new, long needed hotel and condo’s coming to the downtown area.  Rybovich mega-yacht facility, where Steve Jobs IPhone looking, mega-yacht has just recently seen docking, is planning on building a Rybovich Marina Village, which is planned to include sic condo towers, 100,000 acres of office space, retail, restaurant and marina. Allied Capital & Development is about to finish their development in Jupiter, Harborside Place marina. Harbourside is looking for EB-5 investors, providing opportunity for residency.  And the list goes on.

Best way to experience this is by coming and witnessing it. The bonus is that the sun is always out and you may even get a change to take time to sit at the beach before you run to your afternoon meeting.

Hope we can help you be part of South Florida’s success!