The City of Miami is already widely known as the gateway to Latin America. Local business leaders are now looking to leverage that position to build on Miami’s role as a technology hub.
InfoWorld, a leading source of information on emerging enterprise technologies, recently included Florida as #3 in its list of U.S. states with the highest number of IT firms, noting that Florida is becoming a technology hot spot.
According to NewGeography.com, Jacksonville leads the nation’s 52 largest metropolitan areas in growth of tech jobs with 83.5% growth from 2001 to 2013. While the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area experienced only 2.6% growth in tech jobs during that same period, there has been increasing interest in South Florida by technology firms, including Microsoft, which recently expressed interest in establishing a Microsoft Innovation Center in South Florida.
From May 1-7, Miami Beach will host the inaugural eMerge Americas conference. The conference will showcase a variety of demonstrations and industry leaders speaking on important subjects such as startup businesses, health technology, the future of finance and education, as well as computer and information technologies. Bilzin Sumberg is a proud sponsor of eMerge America’s Techweek Miami 2014, and is actively involved with several initiatives spearheaded by Government & Land Development Partner, Javier Aviñó. Stop by to see us and “re-charge” at our charging station located at E05 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.