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Miami’s economic future, one conversation at a time

This is the December 20, 2022 edition of the Opportunity Miami newsletter written by Suzette Laboy, which we send every Tuesday. Click here to subscribe to get our weekly updates in your inbox.

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A recap of our podcasts this year:
Watch our podcasts on YouTube, or listen to them on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

How do we turn climate change into a generational business opportunity for Miami? That was the first podcast we released as part of Opportunity Miami’s mission to spotlight the people and ideas shaping Miami’s economic future.

That podcast premiered in November 2021, and since then, we have released nearly two dozen more. If you aren’t subscribed already, you can:

From building cities of the future with social impact entrepreneur Tony Cho, to reinventing regional coastal transportation with a seaglider made by REGENT.

Jacky Wright, one of the few Black female leaders at the top of the tech industry, explained how the industry could drive real inclusion and diversity, including here in Miami.

We learned how blockchain and climate tech could help tackle global warming as companies look to fiscally manage their carbon offsets through a virtual marketplace such as ClimateTrade, which moved its headquarters from Spain to Miami earlier this year.

Miami can become a leader in writing a different future for Black tech, according to Chandler Malone, CEO of Bootup, an educational labor marketplace that helps people land their first jobs in tech.

And Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson, another top female in tech, said that South Florida could also serve as the center for mixed reality, that is, augmented and virtual reality.

Watch the podcasts here

Our Opportunity Miami podcast features 30-minute conversations with thought-provoking people and their ideas on questions pivotal to Miami’s economic future. Whether on your morning commute or evening jog, our aim is to provide you with a regular dose of what’s next — or what could be next — for Miami.

Every episode centers around the future of Miami as it relates to innovation and entrepreneurship, talent and inclusion, and sustainability and resilience. These are the three pillars of Opportunity Miami, areas that we believe will drive lasting economic change in the years and decades to come.

Take a behind-the-scenes look at our podcast studio at the Beacon Council ▶

This year, we moved into our podcast studio at the Beacon Council offices. With the new year approaching, and resolutions due, we hope you will promise to be a part of shaping Miami’s future, and subscribe to our podcast and tell us what you think. Please send us your feedback (hit reply, e-mail us at next@opportunity.miami, or tag us @opportunitymia) — we read every message.

But more importantly, please share the show with a friend, or rate the podcast and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

You can also engage with us on social media here.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Until then, happy holidays.

Suzette Laboy
Editorial Director



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