Doing Business

Epicenter of the Americas

Miami is in the midst of an urban renaissance. Downtown Miami is driving growth with new developments of all types; developers added condos, apartments, hotels, offices, and retail centers this year with more to come. Our skyline keeps changing, providing a newly imagined backdrop for this emerging global city and we at the Miami Downtown Development Authority are here to help you get the most out of your Downtown experience, whether you are here for a few nights or a lifetime.

Doing Business in Downtown Miami

Downtown Miami connects businesses to the world like few cities can. A thriving economy, strong business sectors, instant connectivity, extensive social and cultural offerings, and an active and vibrant residential community come together to form our global cosmopolitan city. Companies strategically choose Downtown Miami to be a part of a global business center … a tropical waterfront paradise where worlds meet, entrepreneurs gather, and the Americas are centered. At the Miami Downtown Development Authority, we are ready to help you find your place in our thriving city, expand upon what you’re already doing, and better understand how the city is shaping up in the foreseeable future.

Living in Downtown Miami

Downtown Miami is an electrifying place for urban dwellers to live, work, and play. Downtown offers extensive living options for those who are looking for a place to buy or to rent in a clean, safe, attractive, and welcoming world class city. Whether you are a current resident or are looking to become one, we want to help keep you en vogue with everything that’s happening from the arts and food scenes to the ins and outs of major projects transforming Downtown Miami.

Visiting Downtown Miami

Business or pleasure, no matter the reason for your visit you’ll find a distinctive experience in Downtown Miami. From iconic architectural and artistic hotspots to legendary events that people travel from all over the world to be a part of, we’re here to help you see and do everything on your itinerary and maybe even discover something you weren’t expecting.

Corporate Run 2018

Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Presented By Turkish Airlines

Run or walk the 5K course with more than 28,000 participants from over 800 South Florida companies, taking part in Miami's Largest Office Party. All full and part-time employees are welcomed to participate, from the mailroom staff to the CEO. Beginners and walkers participate in the event, taking as much time as needed to complete the 3.1 mile course while competitive runners have the opportunity to shine amongst their co-workers and perhaps lead their corporate team to victory!

To resgister to race, click here. 
Art Days 2018 Micro-grants

The Miami DDA is making funds available to subsidize costs that Downtown Miami-based arts and culture organizations incur organizing projects or events during Art Days 2018: September 7-9. Complete application forms are now available to download on here.
You will also need to include a one-page project synopsis which must be emailed along with the application to
For more information visit, click here.
Downtown Miami Jazz Festival
The 2018 Miami Downtown Jazz Festival (MDJF) is 3 days of live music featuring a Miami blend of sounds - jazz, Latin jazz with a touch of blues, funk, & steel pan. MDJF celebrated its inaugural run in 2017, initiated by WDNA Radio as part of the station's mission to spread the experience of jazz and quality music throughout our community.
For more information on this event, click here.
Build The Baywalk Family Fun at Museum Park

Using giant Everblocks, you'll make what you'd like to see on the Baywalk... Some Benches? An Art Piece? A Vendor Stand? A Playground? Its all up to you to build the prototypes and tell the City what you want to see in your neighborhood! Bring the whole family and design your wildest ideas - every last Sunday from 1pm-5pm. Free entry. 
For more information on this event, click here.


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