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.

RFQ for Certified Public Accounting Firm No. 17-18-02
The Miami Downtown Development Authority of the City of Miami, Florida (DDA) is seeking a certified public accounting firm to perform annual audits of Miami DDA’s financial statements. The selected firm will enter into a contract with the Miami DDA, which may be renewable on an annual basis for up to 5 years. The selected firm must have the capacity and availability to assign a dedicated CPA to assist the Miami DDA beginning this November.

All submittals must be delivered to the Miami DDA by 5:00 P.M. on June 29, 2018. Late and misdelivered submittals shall not be considered.

To download the RFQ and other documents, please click here.

To download Addendum No. 1 - Q & As, please click here.
DWNTWNR Play Date @ Miami Children's Museum
Downtown Miami Residents will enjoy a FREE event at Miami Children’s Museum! Create with our Imagination Playground, discover our art studio, South Florida & Me Exhibit, our addition The Lion Guard: The Exhibit and so much more!
DWNTWNR Play Date is a private event for
Downtown Residents with the following zip codes:
33128 · 33130 · 33131 · 33132 · 33136 · 33137
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.
Job Opportunity with the Miami DDA
The Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is hiring a mid-level urban planner with experience managing transportation projects in South Florida. Join our dynamic team as we implement high-profile projects that are changing the fabric of our growing downtown and creating a more livable environment for generations to come.

For a detailed job description, click here.

Interested candidates may apply by sending your resume/qualifications to


  • June 21, 2018 - Happy Days In DWNTWN Miami! read on Twitter
  • June 20, 2018 - Congrats on your millionth visitor, @FrostScience! read on Twitter
  • June 20, 2018 - DYK: #DowntownMiami is @MiamiDadeCounty's largest employment hub, home to nearly 1 out of every 6 jobs. read on Twitter