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Mayor Speaks of Miami’s Emergence in Technology Sector

Javier F. Aviñó & Albert E. Dotson, Jr.

Miami’s technology movement is not on the brink of happening…it is happening and it’s happening now.  With the Downtown Development Authority’s success in facilitating hedge fund Universa Investments’ relocation to Miami, and the eMerge Americas tech conference set to take place May 2nd through May 6th, Miami is getting the world’s attention for more than just its beaches and nightlife. Hosting eMerge is a fitting role for Miami, given eMerge Americas’ focus on bridging the gap between technology in North and South America and the fact that Miami boasts of a demographic representative of the different nations that comprise all of the Americas. At Bilzin Sumberg, we are thrilled to be part of this movement and a sponsor of eMerge Americas.

Mayor Gimenez discussed the role of Miami’s emerging technology sector in his State of the County Address delivered last week. He emphasized the importance of supporting technology start-ups, spoke of his participation in eMerge, and Miami’s trajectory towards becoming an international start-up center. The success of this technology wave will impact Miami and the world, enabling unheralded exchanges and innovations across people and platforms that were not connected before. Uniquely positioned to tap into the South American technology market, “tech beach,” as Mayor Gimenez called Miami, is on its way to cementing its presence as a leader in the global technology industry.

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