MIAMI – City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez held a press conference Friday morning to discuss the impact of the relocation of financial and tech companies for Miami residents.
Suarez said 17 high-profile financial and tech firms have already decided to call Miami home, including Spotify, Goldman Sachs and Blackstone, bringing thousands of high-paying jobs to Miami.
“The motivation behind bringing high-quality, high-paying jobs to our city is to prepare Miami for the future and to create the next generation of leaders right here at home,” the mayor said.
The mayor said they have been working toward this goal for 10 years.
According to Suarez, the city of Miami and Miami-Dade County produce the most African-American and Hispanic engineers in the country, yet they are at great risk in the future.
“76% of Blacks and 62% of Hispanics could get shut out or be underprepared for 86% of the jobs in the United States by the year 2045,” Suarez said.
The mayor said bringing these kinds of businesses to the city is not just about “importing the world’s greatest minds, but creating the world’s greatest minds.”
He said that “starts with ensuring that Miami has a world-class education system.”
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