Billionaire Griffin On Why He Moved To Miami: ‘Great Environment & Your Streets Are Safe & Clean’

Billionaire Ken Griffin offered a public explanation yesterday on why he relocated to Miami along with his company Citadel, according to Bloomberg.

“When you’ve got great schools, a great environment and your streets are safe and clean, that’s when you’ve got a place you want to live in and call home,” Griffin said.

Griffin has previously said he spends a lot of time walking around Brickell, as he prepares to build an iconic headquarters tower that could cost $1 billion and reach supertall height.

The comments were were made at an event hosted by the Economic Club of Miami.

The club was created last year.

Griffin also said at the event that taxes were not a part of the decision to relocate.

“There’s something very special about the government in Florida and their focus on delivering traditional values for the community,” Griffin said.

 

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Anonymous
23 days ago

Safe from violence but not from reckless driving… every day it’s a hit and run in Miami. It’s insane that nothing is done about it.

Joe CARollo
23 days ago

Yes make Miami walkable and educate drivers about the dangers of reckless speeding in residential areas especially…

Anonymous
23 days ago

Add speed bumps if the people don’t get it – no reasons to speed through an inner city street

Pleezzee
23 days ago

“Yes make Miami walkable”

Okay.. but in the meantime, let’s make Miami less hot and humid at the same time.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Well, the addition of more shading tree would actually be a great idea.

Downtowner
23 days ago

Drivers do whatever they want. They know they can get away with it because there isn’t a cop in sight to write up a ticket. Safe streets, yeah right! I guess he’s talking about street crime, but yeah, you’re probably not gonna have a lot of that on Brickell. I doubt he stoops so low as to walk on the street very often as it is. The streets are for the hired help.

Anonymous
23 days ago

How do you even file a complaint about reckless driving in Miami? I can’t find an email address anywhere.

wtf are you talking about
23 days ago

Put speed bumps in all over downtown. And raised crosswalks.

Anonymous
23 days ago

^^make rush hour traffic worse so you can stroll out for a latte….umm, NO

Pleezzee
23 days ago

So when the police is called to rescue you, you don’t mind the unusual amount of time that it’ll take to get to where you’re at?

Anonymous
22 days ago

^another one who thinks the urban core should be like the suburb he grew up in. Speed bumps lol…..this ain’t a subdivision in Kendall, get real.

Lady Chaterly
23 days ago

Move out Al let more people like Griffin to move in 🤗

Azarius
23 days ago

Just my opinion, but I don’t want to take 20 minuets to drive 5 miles no where. I don’t get in my car to site see. So excuse me as I zoom by. (PS I don’t condone hit and runs or anything negative just move over, its state law anyway, slower traffic to the right)

Manny
21 days ago

Doesn’t mean speeding traffic is allowed on the left.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Nobody care about car accidents. People consider it normal to crash a few times the year.

Confused
23 days ago

What exactly does Ken Griffin mean when he says the government and their focus on “traditional values”?

Anonymous
23 days ago

Well traditionally Miami was built on drug trafficking so maybe he’s referring to those values?

ilk
23 days ago

Citadel needed the “productivity boost” that only Miami can offer.

Sven
22 days ago

Whoa…..is that right?
Mary Brickell and Julia Tuttle led the founding of Miami in 1896 on drug trafficking??

You never trust a big butt and a smile….

Downtowner
23 days ago

He’s kissing conservative Miami/Florida butt.

Sven
22 days ago

Confused.
Yes.
if you have to ask that question, you are clearly confused.

Ken Griffin has been very vocal and very well documented in complaining about murder, street crime, and disdain for family in Chicago. Google it.

Traditions such as “Do on to others as you expect others to do on to you” is a Traditional Value in the USA, and if that were adhered to, there would have have been 68 people in Chicago this week.
http://heyjackass.com/

It is worth noting that the City of Miami is very focused on safe neighborhoods. VERY focused on increasing policing so much so, that crime in Miami is at the lowest level since the 1950’s.

Further, the City of Miami has reduced the milage rate again. The taxes in the City of Miami are at the lowest level in the history of the City.

They say that Ignorance is Bliss.
Your confusion is either a major mental disorder, or a purposeful avoidance of the truth.

Anonymous
22 days ago

It’s code for MAGA peeps.

Tom
22 days ago

It is code for a functioning government. Chicago does not have that.

Anonymous
23 days ago

What are the “traditional values”?

Anonymous
23 days ago

Respect, integrity, honor, honesty, loyalty, valor, humbleness, etc.

Anonymous
23 days ago

And Miami has all of these?

Downtowner
23 days ago

I’m normally a Miami booster, but I’d say these traits are in short supply in Miami. And “humbleness” doesn’t exist anywhere because it’s not a word. I think the writer meant “humility.” I know it’s rather non-humble of me to point that out!

Sven
22 days ago

^^^ Great post Downtowner. If you only had humility, you’d be perfect.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Pick two.

Anonymous
22 days ago

Exactly! I am proud to call Miami home, but let’s be real… The egocentric, rude, and ultra materialistic populous doesn’t do us any favors! I would love to see more respect and community-centric values in Miami.

Downtowner
23 days ago

Lol!

melo doppleganger
23 days ago

kids working in coal mines for bowls of porridge….

Anonymous
23 days ago

Considering the exodus from “progressive” states like Cali, Illinois and N.Y., I’d say pretty much the opposite of those policies.

Pleezzee
23 days ago

^
Yeah.. because those places already got filled up with people from Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina, etc, etc, etc… because of their policies.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Kentucky and South Carolina are booming.

Anonymous
22 days ago

What is your definition of booming? Lifelong Kentucky native here. Haven’t heard anyone characterize it as such until now.

Anonymous
22 days ago

You outta turn off the MSNBC and travel to South Carolina. They are on fire economically.

Alcoholiotic
22 days ago

Yeah, you can see KKK bonfire everywhere.

Red States are leeches
22 days ago

Cali is about to become the fourth largest economy in the world, surpassing Germany. How are red strongholds like Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana doing?

Original
23 days ago

Ken Griffin means “the government in Florida and their focus on delivering traditional values” for the Super Rich!

Azarius
23 days ago

and conservatives who want to tell ppl how they should live their lives, hahahaha

Anonymous
23 days ago

By super rich, certainly you don’t mean the Malibu and Martha’s Vineyard elite who have funneled millions into out-of-state elections for the likes of hoodie and Bozo.

Sven
22 days ago

From my experience, all people want safe neighborhoods and quality education for their children.

Anonymoose
23 days ago

Rock, Flag, and Eagle.

M.B.
23 days ago

No way he’s walked the streets; the amount of dog (and human) feces I dodge on the daily basis from reckless dog owners is out of hand, smh.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Better than human feces.

Tom
22 days ago

being thrown at you by deranged maniacs

Gen Kriffin
23 days ago

Great schools?!??! What? Where? Maybe in the private school world, but the public school system is a disaster here.

Anonymous
23 days ago

And only a handful of those private schools are great schools. That’s one main reason earthly people with children are hesitant on making Miami their primary address

Sven
22 days ago

Really?
You must have extraordinarily large hands to hold schools in them. : )

Yeah….people with children are hesitant to make Miami their primary address…except for 12 of the 20 families in my child’s class. Over half of the students have relocated in the last 20 months.

We hope that these kids grow up to think critically. Not to run their mouths, or tap their keyboards before they think about what they are communicating.

Go have a dinner with a leader in education to understand that Miami Schools have made extraordinary improvements in both private and the government schools.

Anonymous
22 days ago

Please do tell where your kids go to school. The top schools in Florida have waiting lists a mile long. It’s simply a fact that there is not enough top tier schools to accommodate the current demand.

Tom
22 days ago

That is simply because there is so much demand. Much of which comes from Fl being open when much of the Northeast was closed.

Sven
22 days ago

You have not been paying close attention in the last 10 years.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Griffin should help the City redesign and upgrade its outdated and hazardous design-flawed intersections – there are turn lanes that literally direct people into traffic.

Anonymous
23 days ago

We need to stir away from cars and have top notch public transportation. That is the future!

I love to assume
23 days ago

I think you meant – “steer”

Anonymous
23 days ago

Sorry, English is my 5th language so sometimes I do make minor mistakes. I appreciate the correction however.

Sven
22 days ago

The big mistake was the idea and your thinking.

Having said that, if I ever decide to enter any of lower third of markets in the world, can you help me translate my websites? 🙂

Anonymous
22 days ago

Lmfao at someone speaking only English in 2022. The world is a big place outside of Murica.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Too bad Metromover bottom tier.

Downtowner
23 days ago

Why stop there? Let’s just sell him the intersections.

Alcoholiotic
23 days ago

BOOM!

Anonymous
23 days ago

Why would he get involved in traffic designs?

Sven
22 days ago

yeah okay.
People like me and Ken Griffin cross the streets and walk on sidewalks with ease!!!!
(I can even walk on sidewalks and chew gum at the SAME time!)

Perhaps, Ken and I can start a Center for Kids Who Can’t Cross the Street and Who Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too.

Mia
21 days ago

So he came to save tax money. Basically.

gUS
22 days ago

LAST DUDE TO THE RIGHT THICK AF

NotGus
20 days ago

You are totally correct.

Anonymous
23 days ago

K G is officially crowned the king of Miami

Sven
22 days ago

Am I the only one to notice that successful people (winners) find Miami to be a walkable and wonderful place, whereas the whiners (losers) are always searching for a problem to complain about?

Great article about a winner, and very encouraging that Ken Griffin is putting his money where his mouth is….not just in real estate investments and job creation, but also in scholarships to help young winners overcome the negative mindset the losers around them propagate.

David
22 days ago

Make sure to thank those “winners” when you can’t afford to live in your own city or put your kids into a decent school because they’ve bought up all supply of both.

Anan
22 days ago

Sven , you are correct but you will get complaints from people that want handouts and don’t want to work harder than required to have a better than average life.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Lol!

Anonymous
23 days ago

ROFL!

Mario
22 days ago

Here we go ICONIC again 👍

Anonymous
22 days ago

Would love to see him “bring” Calatrava’s Chicago spiral tower that never got built. https://calatrava.com/projects/chicago-spire-tower-chicago.html?view_mode=gallery

No road, No rail, No future
21 days ago

Americans have rather low standards when it comes to crime and public safety 🙂

Anon
16 days ago

Ain’t no traditional values in Miami.

Fern
23 days ago

You’re more likely to die a violent death in Greater Miami than you are in NY or SF. Not Chicago or LA tho. They have it worse

Alcoholiotic
23 days ago

Um… okay.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Where are you getting your stats from? Chicago is the worst right now FYI

Sven
22 days ago
Anonymous
23 days ago

“Apart from mudhur, violet crime is decreasing.” -2022 DNC talking point

Miami Vice
23 days ago

The stats are based out from 1980s Miami 😂