Chicago Newspaper Puzzled Why Companies Are Relocating To Miami

Chicago’s biggest newspaper can’t seem to understand why companies are choosing to move away from its hometown to Miami.

Last month, Billionaire Ken Griffin announced he was relocating the headquarters of Citadel to Miami, The company was one of the most important (if not the most) financial companies in Chicago.

In an editorial, the Chicago Tribune listed a number of advantages that it said Chicago had over Miami.

According to the paper, Chicago has a “truly global airport,” unlike Miami (MIA has far higher levels of international traffic than any airport in Chicago).

Although Chicago might be dangerous, there won’t be any relief from crime by moving to Miami, which is also dangerous, the paper claims.

Chicago also has better arts and culture, better higher education, and lower cost of living, the editorial added.

Miami is additionally at risk from climate change, the paper continued. “Much of Miami is a house of straw,” and a “mega-disaster could be brewing,” the editorial said.

The Tribune said that the “No. 1 reason” that wealthy people are moving to Miami is lower taxes – corporate and property taxes are much lower, while there is no income tax in Florida.

The paper also conceded that Miami had warmer weather and “beautiful vistas.”

And while not recommending a move to Miami, the Tribune did say that Miami was a fun place to visit, thanks to beaches, nightlife, and sunshine.

 

 

MIA is not truly a global airport, according to the Chicago Tribune:

 

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Mark
11 days ago

Hahaha I moved from Chicago to Miami recently. Chicago is a shit show right now and liberals there can’t figure out why 😂

MiMiami
11 days ago

Want to know why people leave NYC, CT, Chicago, and CA for FL? Starts with “P” and ends in “olitics”.

anony
11 days ago

also… P ussy

Lenny
11 days ago

Mmmm….sort of.
People who don’t think they care about politics, DO like to live in a safe and vibrant place.
Most people want a better life for their children.

NEWSFLASH TRIBUNE:
The weather has been as great as it is now for the 500+ years.
Florida/Miami taxes have been zero as they are for at least 500+ years.

UPDATE:
Miami is getting better everyday.
Chicago is struggling to save what has been a great city.

pork rinds
10 days ago

and a trump tax cut the hurt exemptions

Lenny
10 days ago

The Tax and Job Creation act of 2017 RAISED the amount of income taxes Chicagoans paid in total.
They didn’t get as big a discount off their Federal Tax bill. The had to pay State, Local, and almost all of their Federal Income taxes.

The TJCA also raised the amoun I paid in Federal Income taxes.

Not a problem for me, I knew it was for the good of the country I love and the TJCA brought a lot of people up overall.

Anonymous
11 days ago

Welcome!

Qtip
11 days ago

It isn’t rocket science, people are leaving Chicago because the quality of life isn’t worth it for the price you are paying. People are willing to pay higher taxes but not when crime is out of control and liberal policies are taken so far (homelessness, cash free bail, refusal to convict criminals, antibusiness environment) that even liberals are fleeing the city.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Love Chicago, but most everyone there is a pussy ass bitch

Azure
11 days ago

I lived in Chicago for 2 years around the time the Cubs won the world series. Great time to be there but I have since moved to Miami and there’s no going back. Yes Chicago has culture and architecture but damn, winters suck, crime is out of control and things are just declining there.

Mark
11 days ago

Yep same. Chicago has world class bars/restaurants too. But the baggage is too much to live in that city anymore. We had stray bullets go through the lobby of my apartment complex last year. Had my car stolen year before. And I lived in the nice area of town 😂

Anonymous
11 days ago

Wow that’s horrible

Anonymous
10 days ago

That horrible?

You must live in some “LA LA AREA ” of Miami?

Chump change
7 days ago

Most segregated city in America. The Red line was promised 50 years ago to the southside. Took the train to a Cubs game once, and everyone was white on the train. Weird! Also they corralled us to walk straight into the stadium.

Anonymous
11 days ago

“Come to Chicago because our airport has has more international destinations and in Miami you can only really go to Latin America. Wait MIA is a larger hub for European traffic? It also has nonstops to as many cities in Africa as ORD? Wait it also serves DUB, TLV and DOH?”

A “truly” global airport is a fancy way of saying only nonstops to Asia matter and Latin America doesnt really count. There are going to be more people flying today between MIA and Colombia than there will be from Chicago to all of Asia (including the Middle East)

Anony
11 days ago

I mean it kind of does matter. Latin America doesn’t have much a future. Asia does.

Anonymous
11 days ago

Depends whether China invades Formosa.

Mram
10 days ago

Formosa! Ha, haven’t heard that in a while.

Anonymous
10 days ago

The downvotes are from people who have never lived in Latin America and don’t pay attention to the endless cycle of narco-populists shuffling in and out of the government every few years and raiding the coffers. Your comment is spot on.

Anonymous
10 days ago

It matters in the sense that Miami has connections to plenty of destinations internationally outside of Latin America and boosters of the airports up north don’t realize this so they resort to drawing arbitrary guidelines about what they consider “global” to actually mean. It ends up meaning “Latin America doesn’t count and let’s pretend East Asia is all that matters because I didn’t realize MIA had as much service as it did to Europe, the Middle East and Africa”

Anonymous
10 days ago

China was a backwater 40 years ago. Places can and do change. Latin America has a LONG way to go, but it has the fundamentals to grow more sustainably over the long run than much of Asia due to demographics. China may be the new kid on the block, but it has significant demographic issues coming down the pipeline and not to mention the shifty sands it’s economy is built on. China will always be a major player on the world stage, but the nexus of world power and economic might still and will continue to revolve in the Americas, specifically the US.

Melo, a true giga chad
11 days ago

Haha get wrecked. Miami is winning, Chicago is trending down.

Pickles
11 days ago

Uh, MIA is in fact a “truly global airport” and has been for the last 30 or 40 years.

Anonymous
11 days ago

So staying in a freezing Chiraq paying significantly more is taxes is the better choice? 🤔

Anonymous
11 days ago

Chicago hasn’t had a Republican mayor since 1931. Just sayin.

Choo Choo
11 days ago

Lucky

Dohomework
11 days ago

For you maybe

Andy
11 days ago

Good point. Let’s ship the respected and honorable former-Mayor Joe Carollo up there and see what shakes.

Anonymous
11 days ago

A rock would be better than that thing currently as Chicago’s mayor.

Anonymous
11 days ago

With Lori Lightfoot, the bar is low enough.

Chump change
7 days ago

And they voted for her! I mean, you can’t make this shi* up.

Anonymous
11 days ago

If they did, they would not be as advanced as they are. They’re a world class city, and they attained they under democratic rule. Same for NY and LA, Philadelphia, San Francisco and many other major cities. Repugs-run states like Alabama, West Virginia, South Carolina and Apalasia. All loosers.

Anonymous
11 days ago

Yes, back when the politics were more mainstream. Most if not all the cities you listed are losing population. The places you mock are gaining population. And just wait until this winter when people in the northern tiers get heating bills. Sad. And it didn’t have to be this way.

Anonymous
11 days ago

The post I’m referring to indicated that democratically run states were in decline, while repug states were doing well. It is just the opposite. One cannot judge the progress or decline based simply on one or two years. It took years of consistently good/bad management to determine a good indicator as to which political party supports progress, and which doesn’t. People migrate for many different reasons, and for every one company that move out of states like New York and California, there are many others either being created, or migrating to those states. The Republican states I’ve mentioned have been consistently in decline over several decades. One only has to look at the gdp of New York or California. It is greater than that of many countries, and that was not achieved under republican governorships.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Exactly. Like it or not big cities and liberal states are driving the US economy. Like it or not their great architecture and transit was a result of Democratic rule. Like it or not sunbelt cities are ugly, car dependent, sprawly, and unsustainable economically and environmentally.

Anonymous
10 days ago

^^All lame Dem talking points. Dallas will overtake Chicago in population and economic importance within the next couple decades. Dallas isn’t blue.

Anonymous
9 days ago

Yes it is. Dallas is dark blue. It has been for decades. Every major city in America is blue.

Chump change
7 days ago

Feeling threatened are you?

Anonymous
11 days ago

Chicago’s boom period was before 1931, particularly between the Great Fire and Roaring Twenties. Ever since, it has just been corruption as expected.

Lenny
11 days ago

It was amazing when President Barrack Obama flew to Europe to use his political charms and diplomatic progress to sell the attributes of of Chicago to bring the 2016 Olympics to Chicago.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Speaking of Philadelphia, it’s a completely stagnant city and I say this as somebody who still (not so much cheers) but still supports the four Philly sports teams. Tyre’s really no innovation and dynamism there. There’s a term called Negadelphians, and in 1970, I believe. there’s a saying that “Philadelphia isn’t as bad as Philadelphians say it is. Google that! There’s no such term which disparages Miami in any way. In 2010, Philadelphia had up to eight Fortune 500 companies, now it’s down to just a measly two (https://fortune.com/fortune500/2022/search/?hqcity=Philadelphia&hqstate=PA).

And there’s Comcast. That company has the entire city (and region) by the balls, literally with the highest cable and wi-fi rates in the country. And don’t get me started on the monstrosity called the Comcast Information and Technology Center, it’s the ugliest and most hideous building in the world. What was supposed to be built was supposed to be the tallest building in the Americas at 1510 ft (American Commerce Center), but for some strange reason was never built due to corruption and nimbyism. Don’t get me started

Finally, SEPTA is the worst transit system in the nation. Miami’s Metrorail may not be as expansive as Philly’s, but the overall expansion of the mass transit system in South Florida, as well as the expansion of TriRail and Brightline, which will span the entire state, will completely change FL by 2030. Philadelphia was the largest city during colonial times, the second largest once NYC grew in the 1800’s, then surpassed by Baltimore and New Orleans until Philly consolidated Philadelphia County in 1854 to become the second city until Chicago supposed Philadelphia by the 1900 Census, got surpassed by LA in 1960 to become fourth largest, surpassed by Houston in 1990 to become fifth largest, surpassed by Phoenix to become sixth largest in 2015, and now cities such as San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Fort Worth, and even Jacksonville is nipping it’s buds. It’s already on the verge of being displaced as a Top 10 MSA and CSA once the Census gets it’s act together and by 2030, Philadelphia will be gone from either Top 10 listing.

National Geographic may have christened Philadelphia as the “Next Great American City” and I believed it at first in 2005. Nowadays, the “Next Great American City” is destined to be Miami!!!

CITY
10 days ago

I must say Mayor Daley did a hell of a job with Chicago during his time.

Kirk
9 days ago

The Mayor of Miami-Dade, the largest municipal govt. in the Southeast, is a Democrat.

Lenny
11 days ago

MIA is the #1 Airport for International Cargo and
#2 for International Passengers.

That is pretty good for a humble beach town founded in 1896.

https://www.miami-airport.com/about_us.asp

Anonymous
11 days ago

By the time Chicago fixes the problems that drive people away, Miami will have already caught up.

Hella
11 days ago

Miami will be on a permanent flooded traffic jam

B J
11 days ago

Miami is beautiful and warm. Chicago is beautiful with a wonderful arts scene. FBI data indicates crime per capita is a nearly equal. Chicago lost Citadel because Ken Griffin’s hand picked candidate for Governor will not beat JB Pritzker. Google just bought the massive State of Illinois building designed by Helmut Jahn and is making a huge commitment to the city. ORD is huge with direct flights all over the world. MIA is large and has many international flights. Both airports suck compared to many modern airports I fly through. Public transit is better in Chicago. Taxes are (of course) lower in Miami. Chicago has a very active tech scene fueled by the numerous universities in the region. Northwestern and UofC for sure, but many Big 10 schools with wonderful engineering programs have grads that land in Chicago (think Illinois, Purdue, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin). It’s apples and oranges. Both taste sweet to me.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Where are you getting your crime statistics from 😂

Anonymous
10 days ago

No way in hell they are about the same in terms of crime.

Idan
4 days ago

Chicago lost Citadel for crime and quality of life issues. After many attempts to get the mayor, commissioners, and of course police to do something about crime nothing happened and actually got much worse. Numerous Citadel employees have been violently attacked commuting to and from work. After years of trying to get public officials and police to take action on crime and the crime not only gets more violent and common eventually there is no other option than to leave the city of Chicago. The city is not safe and the crime is all over. Due to the Chicagos segregation it used to be in certain areas but now it’s all over. It’s truly a shame what has happened to Chicago. And sadly there is no light at the end of the tunnel and the decline will only continue. The wave has already started to shift and there is no way to stop it. It was a pleasure living in Chicago when it was on top but those are just memories now. Hola Miami!

Anonymous
11 days ago

I mean MIA isnt a global airport compared to atlanta, LA, chicago, and JFK… The article fails to mention that miami has beautiful arts and culture, not just chicago. So i think each region has something to offer.

Anonymous
11 days ago

Miami art museum is a joke compare to other major cities. The architecture of the building is beautiful but I think even west palms Norton museum has a better collection.

Miami does have awesome private collections and street art though.

Needs work
11 days ago

Miami really does lack in education. Colleges aren’t the best, not even in the state and private schooling is scarce

NYC Transplant
11 days ago

Education is more than top-flight universities. Living in Chicago doesn’t mean your kids are going to UChicago or Northwestern. The rest of the universities there are no better than the local Miami institutions anyway.

More important is primary/secondary education. Chicago’s is dismal, and the support for traditional standards as opposed to woke indoctrination isn’t there at the state level like it is in Florida. This, safety, and taxes are a powerful trifecta. I’m not sure Chicago, SF, or even NYC have what it takes to address these issues before the current crises lead to problems that will last decades into the future.

chattanooga choo choo
10 days ago

and flerda public schools are good???? woke standards???? are you on flat earth

Anonymous
11 days ago

Chicago’s museum architecture is far better than Miami’s box in a sun-baked park, although I suppose it’s better than a park you would get mugged. Even Obozo can’t built his hideous library because muh gentrification. LOL.

Anonymous
8 days ago

I’d love to see a new Miami Art Museum, the Perez Art Museum doesn’t cut it. Maybe a Calatrava designed art museum with a world class art collection would shut the naysayers why say that Miami isn’t an arts city.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Miami has the 2nd busiest international Airport in the nation with nonstop to all continents with the exception of Antartica, and Australia!

Big al
10 days ago

Not to mention fort lauderdale airport which has been adding more international flights as well over the years

Anonymous
8 days ago

Miami is #10 on the most busiest airports in the US. It just surpassed JFK and EWR in the rankings and will catch up. It takes time!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_busiest_airports_in_the_United_States#Busiest_U.S._airports_by_total_passenger_boardings

Rob
11 days ago

Well yes. Ohare has way more destinations and connectivity than Mia. Has better transit, better almost everything. But it is failing in what people want the most. Safety, low taxes. Is incredible that all this states are failing to see that.

Hella
11 days ago

Add weather….I moved from up there!

Anonymous
8 days ago

ORD has been one of the most busiest for a long time. As for transit, both cities have elevated trains to downtown, but MIA also has commuter rail and Amtrak and Miami will have HSR with Brightline. Chicago doesn’t have any HSR that I know of.

FormerChiTowner
11 days ago

I moved here from Chicago 8 years ago. Chicago does have more to offer in the arts and culture arena but even in that area Miami is quickly catching up. That is the only leg up that Chicago has from my perspective.

Anonymous
11 days ago

Public transportation? Walkability?

Juan de la Cruz
10 days ago

Public transportation, walkability? Are you nuts? do you want to die in Chicago while walking to the public transportation?

Anonymous
10 days ago

Do you want to die in a car accident, die in a flood, die while trying to cross a street in stupid Miami sprawl, pay tons of money for a car and car insurance, and sweat in the thick, humid, muggy air all year round? Or do you want to be able to walk in a city with beautiful architecture, diverse neighborhoods, and great public transit? If you want the former than perfect-stay in Florida with all the other maniacs in your disgusting, city full of sprawl, cars, and stupidly muggy weather. Because guess what-We DON’T WANT PEOPLE LIKE YOU HERE. And just because you like your place better doesn’t mean you have to mock our city and our public transit.

Anonymous
10 days ago

^^Chicago sucks ass.

Miami rocks.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Chicago is a much bigger city than Miami, therefore it’s going to have much more subway and commuter lines, but Miami is catching up and once the Brightline HSR is complete and connected to Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville, it’s going to blow Chicago and IL out of the water.

Plus, Miami is much cleaner and safer on average. The weather does help with the aesthetics and ambience, and now while Chicago is still in the Top 5 largest American cities, I’ve found one statistic that Miami has just beat Chicago on: density!!! Miami is officially the 9th densest city in America where the population of an American city is at least 100K (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_population). Take that Chicago!!!

Pickles
10 days ago

Chicago is a great city but at the same time also a glorified Detroit on a bigger scale. I mean no offense but 2/3 of the city is a real dangerous ghetto. It is similar to any other major city in that even in “good” parts you still have violence and shootings. I would still love to visit Chicago one of these days just to check it out. I hear Lollapalooza is great if you’re into that kind of stuff.

MRR
9 days ago

No, 2/3 of the city isn’t a real dangerous ghetto. That’s just pure prejudice from people who never been to the south or west side of Chicago. Sure they definitely have their bad spots but the city is so big and spread out so you have many pleasant areas all over the town. If Chicago is as bad as they say why would 3 million people be still living there? If the entire city was a hell hole absolutely everyone would be leaving.

Pickles
9 days ago

Hello MRR. Let me give you a list of “bad” neighborhoods in Chicago that are more likely to be shot than not:

Garfield Park
East Garfield Park
West Garfield Park
Austin
South Austin
North Austin
Humboldt Park
West Humboldt Park
Homan Square
Lawndale
North Lawndale
Back of the Yards
Little Village
Brighton Park
Archer Heights
Fuller Park
Bronzeville
West Woodlawn
Englewood
West Englewood
Gage Park
West Elsdon
Chicago Lawn
West Lawn
Ashburn
Auburn Gresham
South Shore
Avalon Park
Pullman
West Pullman
Roseland
South Chicago
Chatham

Richard Daley III
11 days ago

Chicago is declining… high taxes, high crime, high democrats, terrible weather.
Miami is up! Great weather, no state taxes, less crime. Born n raised chicago. Fv<k chicago and it’s politicians… stay where you at! Do not come to Miami! We good! Trust me.

Donna
10 days ago

Miami has the highest frequency of international flights in the United States. As usual, Chicago Tribune is uninformed!

Choo Choo
11 days ago

I mean Chicago def has better higher education, universities are lacking here tho FIU is getting better. Still have nothing on the level of U Chicago or Northwestern and probably never will. Chicago has us beat in transit too but there is no way I could take winters that cold. Chicago and Miami are both equally corrupt cities though so we’ve got that going for us!

Anonymous
11 days ago

Choo Choo go away please.
You don’t care about order.

Anonymous
11 days ago

Yeah, go somewhere where there’s order and you don’t have a governor of that state who gets a law passed and witness it get violated a week later and does nothing about it.

Anonymous
11 days ago

LOL how about a party with presidents and governors over the past fifty years, and especially the past two, selectively/not enforcing laws that have been on the books for years.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Haha.. how about a party with a man running for president in it calling one of its senator’s wife ugly and saying another senator is “so dumb, I wouldn’t elect him to be a dog catcher!”

Mm305
11 days ago

Lol, both of those schools are private and u_Chicago has a Miami campus

Dohomework
11 days ago

MIA is the most global of them all

Anonymous
11 days ago

Define Global.

A hot Italian in Miami
11 days ago

Chicago (ci cago) in Italian means “I poop there”. Enough said!

Anonymous
8 days ago

If this forum allowed emojis I’d be roflmao!!!

Anonymous
8 days ago

BTW FL has many more Italian Americans than IL, almost double the amount (FL = 1,222,217, IL = 726,216), and ditto the governor of FL!!!

Casey J
11 days ago

I was in Chicago only once, in July. I flew from FLL to O’Hare, and when I got outside the terminal it felt like I hadn’t left South Florida….. 90 and humid. I hear Chicago winters are an absolute delight to make up for it.

Mia
11 days ago

I live in Mia and went to Chicago 2 weeks ago and weather was great low 70s for the most part which made it much better to go sightseeing and had an awesome time, the summer heat in Miami can be pretty bad but still my favorite city.

anony
11 days ago

Great picture selection, TNM.

Juan
10 days ago

For real! 🤣

Antennae
11 days ago

Jealousy
Chicago with its dem policies is a dying city.

Anonymous
8 days ago

But more movies are filmed there.

Truth
11 days ago

Chicago is just the last of the rust belt cities to decline. It was propped up by a financial sector that is now depleting and an academic sector whose workforce prospects are eager to leave.

Freedom
11 days ago

Lower taxes – better climate – much lower crime, freedom

Anonymous
11 days ago

Freedom?.. can’t you find that anywhere in this country?

Anonymous
11 days ago

No. Not in NY City or dirty Chicago.
I would like to be free to walk down the street without being mugged.

Anonymous
11 days ago

Not to mention right to work, not having to show proof of vaccination for something with a five percent effective rate, and masking up between each bite of food, which makes you more prone to infection with your hands constantly so close to your face anyway.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Well somebody should’ve told that guy who’s jet sky konked out in the ocean when he was headed back to Cuba because the law was after him that he’s leaving all this
“freedom.”

Lenny
11 days ago

No.
If you are a business owner, or someone who creates value, it is much more obvious. Employees don’t see the impacts as clearly.

Orinda is VERY Pro bussiness.

(*)
10 days ago

Um the rest of country basically shut down during Covid. Forcing people to loose their businesses and livelihoods. That’s not freedom. Freedom is what Florida experienced by staying open.

Anonymous
10 days ago

um, what?

Brickell Papi
11 days ago

Spoken like a true hater

anonymous
11 days ago

As someone born and raised here but moved to chicago i agree with with what the article says about miami expect the comment about the airport but at the end of the day miami has great tax benefits for buisnesses so theyll move here

Melo is sigma and chad
11 days ago

tim pool would tell you why

Back in rio
11 days ago

But miami’s women have the nicest butts (fake and real) lol cannot lie! All flavors…White, European, Latin (omg), Caribbean, and of course Black ;D U can’t tell me you ain’t peep that with some amazement inside lol.. so the money is gonna flock right here. White women with naturally round ones…this is the “new happenings!” Only in Dade lol

Apples n oranges
9 days ago

In Chicago you have to worry about your son getting shot by police, gangs members. In Miami you have to worry about your daughters being assaulted by cops, teachers, gangs. Pick your poison

Robin Stan
11 days ago

Huffing the copium

Anonymous
11 days ago

Stop treating companies and workers who keep your city’s economy afloat like criminals, while sympathizing with actual criminals who go on massacres in the city’s worst neighborhoods every weekend. Of course, it’s not like they report on that anyway.