Miami ‘Is Destined To Be One Of The Most Important Technology Hubs In The United States,’ Announcements Coming Soon

A series of announcements over the next few weeks will make it abundantly clear why Miami is set to become one of the top tech hubs in the U.S., according to a top tech investor.

Anthony Pompliano wrote on Twitter that there will be many different Miami tech announcements from ‘a lot of different people and companies’ within weeks.

Keith Rabois, another major tech investor, also hinted that there would be major tech announcements coming soon in Miami.

The exodus of tech companies from silicon valley to Miami has been attracting international press attention lately, and many tech entrepreneurs have been posting on social media that they were considering moving.

Rabois said he expected the newly arrived tech entrepreneurs will continue to have an impact on the real estate market. Between 20 to 40% of visitors will buy a home or condo, he wrote.

 

 

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Been hearing it for a year now. I’ll believe it when I see it. Apple announced $1 billion new campus in North Carolina today. You know why? The great schools within a few miles of where its located. Duke, UNC, NC State. Companies go where the talent is. Until Miami starts investing in better schools the only people coming here will be investors looking for less taxes.

Market Urbanist
1 month ago

What does “investing in better schools” even mean?

Anonymous
1 month ago

What do you think?

Brent Dizon
1 month ago

I think your confused…Miami area has great Int’l schools

Anonymous
1 month ago

I think you’re confused – investment in engineering programs, not “int’l” bumbledygook. For those who don’t know what that means – top professors, curriculum, labs, and everything that goes with it to attract the type of students these firms will want to hire and use heavily. These students will be sticking their necka out coming here since the Industry has high turnover rates and Miami has low portability. Doesn’t happen overnight.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So….Florida International University is the 4th largest University in the USA. They graduate more African American and Hispanic engineers than any University in the US. Miami-Dade College used to be the #1 largest community college until they started offering 4 year degrees and post graduate degrees. They have a Computer Science program developed in conjunction with AWS, Tesla, Google, and other leaders in AI.

It is correct….it doesn’t happen overnight. People have been working on this for a very long time. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Miami-Dade College partnership is only 5 years old.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And the most successful graduates of both FIU, UM and MDC leave miami cause the quality of life is terrible unless you’re uber wealthy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Maybe some do, but many stay, and Miami is attracting a lot of talent.

Quality of life depends a lot on the quality of the person.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wrong.

Anonymous
1 month ago

None of the schools in Miami have any sort of Computer Science program… ‘international finance’ doesn’t create talent pool for tech companies to hire from.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is provably false.

Azarius
1 month ago

FIU has a great program they are expanding

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami Dade County and South Florida is not just downtown Brickell area – It’s huge with plenty the schools in the county – plus Miami Dade college is one of the best in the nation. University of Miami. Florida international, Nova University, Atlantic — just so many…

Anonymous
1 month ago

O.K. Mana.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Best in the nation in what?? None of these schools have a solid Computer Science program. Tech companies need talent pool to come here, until that happens it’s a pipe dream.

Anonymous
1 month ago

MDC, really? Best university in FL is the UF and it’s not even a top 25 public university. Sorry but the public Us (FIU, FAU) & private (UM & Nova) have to really up their game by recruiting top professors & PhD students in computer science and being more selective in admissions.

Anonymous
1 month ago

UF is a top 10 public university, but your point is correct. The south Florida schools are nothing compared to the major universities in this country especially the ones in California, Texas, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and the North East Ivy Leagues. FAU and UM do have fantastic marine biology programs, but how many quality jobs is that creating lmao.

Facts
1 month ago

What? Its a top 10 public uni, soon to be top 5 champ… its been moving up like crazy

Anonymous
1 month ago

Of course, when I think of best STEM school MDC comes to mind…ahead of MIT, Stanford, CalTech, Duke, Cornell..you name it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The biggest problem with Miami’s education seems to be that they spend their money on educating and not on Public Relations! (Thanks for handling the PR Mr. Mayor!)

Anonymous
1 month ago

You can tell a lot of the people on here hasn’t left the area or been further than Hialeah if they think the schools listed above (with the exception of U of M) are examples of great institutions. Say ‘adequate’ if you want but don’t go crazy here. There are folks in this town who could not survive anywhere else in this country because they think the world begins and ends at or around Coral Way some place. Not to mention, they wouldn’t understand what ‘tech’ or ‘computer science’ is really about if it chipped away their tooth. And oh yeah, I just read in a major tech magazine that Tony Bumborasss also said to expect great news about tech companies flooding to Miami starting mid next week!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Sad but true.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Its amazing someone above said Miami Dade is one of the best in the nation. Even UM yeah it has a great business school, Med school and Law program, but no world class STEM programs and even if they did they’re a very small school not gonna carry the entire metro area. All the other schools are fine schools as well, but nothing compared to Berkley, Stanford, Cal, etc. in California or UT in Austin, Harvard and MIT in Boston. Our best university is UF and its as close to Atlanta as it is to Miami. The only place in Florida that even remotely has a chance at becoming a tech hub is Orlando. Not to far from UF, UCF is making pretty big investments in STEM programs. Major companies have offices there like Apple, EA games, Broadcom, and the various Aero space companies not too far on the space coast.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It is not an either its the best or its the worst proposition.
Many of the lunkheads here will post, “I will believe it when I see it” and “There are no engineers” or “There are no schools with any Computer Science programs”.

No one ever said that MDC is better than MIT.

What the smart money is saying (by putting their money where their mouth is) is that Miami does have enough talent for them to relocate. And the smart money are renting office spaces, buying property and setting up shop in Miami. More than the journalists can keep track of.

Argue all you want. But if any of you attended the recent Webinar from GMCC titled “Tech Education and Talent Retention”, you would have heard the founder of Softbank’s Vision fund talk about why they have relocated to Miami, why they believe that the talent here is great now, and why the prospects for the future are better.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Marcelo Claure has been living in Miami for years… He was commuting to Kansas City weekly because Sprint refuses to move here.. NO TALENT POOL! You think $100M fund is big, when u consider Softbank is a $100B fund so throwing 100M to give them some PR is a grain of sand to them. You’re just another Miami dbag with your head up your ass..

Anonymous
1 month ago

Even sh*thole San Diego is getting 5000 new jobs courtesy of Apple

Anonymous
1 month ago
Anonymous
1 month ago

The exodus from high taxes states like California, New York and Illinois is inevitable. What is yet to be seen is companies choosing Miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“What is yet to be seen is companies choosing Miami.”
What?
This is headline #421 about companies choosing Miami…
If you don’t know what is happening, just don’t comment.
“I’ll believe it when I see it”?!? How about reading the South Florida Business Journal instead of whatever it is that you are reading.

“Until Miami starts investing in schools….” What?? Who is Miami? How will anyone measure if/when/how much “Miami starts investing” ?

Granted, some of the individuals who post here could benefit from better reading comprehension skills and skills in dialectic, but there are a lot of educated people in town who know what is going on.

Note that the Tweet reads, “ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TECHNOLOGY HUBS IN THE UNITED STATES”. Pay attention to the “ONE OF” part. (Sorry to have to dumb this down so much…)

There are a lot of people who are not sitting on their asses critiquing things…rather, they have been laying the groundwork for what is happening now. Miami has ALWAYS had sunshine. Miami has never had income taxes.

What IS new, is that smart money understands why Miami Dade Public Schools have achieved so much in the last decade, how the cultural scene has blossomed, and how the overall quality of life has improved for the type of people seeking careers in technology and finance.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yet to be seen by the people who have very low level, or no involvement in Higher Education, Economic Development, Real Estate, Technology, can’t read a newspaper, or haven’t watched CNBC in the last year.

The number of companies relocating to Miami in the last 12 months is absolutely unprecedented, and the list continues to grow.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This means Moishe will finally build out all of his properties !!!! Isn’t this what he’s been waiting for ????

POLO
1 month ago

The real estate market in South Florida will soon be as affordable as in L.A., or San Francisco.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Adjusted for local incomes it already is.

Jesus
1 month ago

Once we have Apple, Google, or a big tech company here, it will be done. Miami will become Silicon Beach.

Long MIA
1 month ago

Venice Beach, CA already lays claim to the Silicon Beach title. Miami will always be Silicone Beach.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Too funny, but has its own attractions

Anonymous
1 month ago

Dream on

Anonymous
1 month ago

Silicone Beach

Marc
1 month ago

Pomp is just a bitcoin shilling tool

Azarius
1 month ago

But Apple just announced a $1 Billion new campus in NC!

Anonymous
1 month ago

So?.. is Apple the only Tech company in the world?

Azarius
1 month ago

No but an example how smaller markets are out performing Miami

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fair point. Although they’re building in the research corridor and have Duke, NC & NC State. Does S. Fl. compete?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tech market in the research triangle ain’t small junior.

Anonymous
1 month ago

In the 60s, South Florida did have a sort of tech boom, specifically south Palm Beach County with IBM, before it moved to North Carolina…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Here is some additional info, besides North Carolina’s big gain (borrowing a Tweet):

Apple just announced plans to build a $1 billion campus in Raleigh, NC.
This is big for North Carolina.

Other tech companies to expand beyond Cali recently:

– Google is building a $1 billion NYC campus
– Amazon is building its HQ2 in Virginia
– Oracle is moving its HQ from Silicon Valley to Austin

Anonymous
1 month ago

And 10-20 employees from Tech Junior Varsity Company are moving to Miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

No but they all follow suit. I haven’t heard of any companies moving to Miami. And even if they were to move to S. Fla. I bet they would pick Boca, Ft Laud or WPB over Miami

Anonymous
1 month ago

Financial/hedge fund companies are moving here…rather have them anyways since there is an existing industry base here for them and they are big spenders and not socially awkward like tech geeks.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Talk is cheap.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is very doubtful

Anonymous
1 month ago

Cool, I guess?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Californians and New Yorkers ruined those places…given time, they will ruin South Florida.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah look at those places compared to Meee Ammeee…they really got ruined over a hundred years. I have finally found where all the geniuses live now.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This could be it, the final game changer, and propel Miami into a major leagues. Fingers crossed. This ain’t your daddy’s Miami no more…

Anonymous
1 month ago

sugar daddy

Market Urbanist
1 month ago

Major league of what?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Major American cities like NYC, SF, Chicago, Boston, DC, LA. And hopefully major Tech hubs like Austin & Atlanta.

Anonymous
1 month ago

LoL

Anonymous
1 month ago

You better cross more than your fingers on this one, genius.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Bring it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tech bro we don’t want you in miami . We prefer casinos and strip halls. Stay in California please.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We don’t need tech…besides geeks and our exciting lifestyle, nightlife and beautiful women are mutually exclusive…recruit more financial companies/hedge funds…big spenders and cool, not nerds.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You left out our gorgeous hunks

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Stay in California please”

People from California have been moving to Florida and people from Florida have been moving to California before you were born. What gives you the right to tell people in this country where they can and can’t move?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nooo never Broward…!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Then they come to Florida to vote for the same blue idiots that they left behind

Anonymous
1 month ago

You write the same comment for everything. Stop it and get a brain. Even dummies should be able to be a bit more creative than that on the daily. You don’t even need to be able to read and write properly to do wee better.

Anonymous
1 month ago

#siliconswamp rules!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

#siliconbeach is Los Angeles

Anonymous
1 month ago

Okay but are they hiring locals or relocating their non-black buddies from other areas. But they could post black squares on twitter.

Anonymous
1 month ago

of course yall hate when we ask for tangibles and not posting some silly stuff online

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hey man, you can cut out the “yall” sh!t, you’re not in Alabama or Mississippi.

Market Urbanist
1 month ago

Don’t you know that all these woke corporations do is virtue signal?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Do you think Oprah hires white or Latinos? You hire who ever the hell you want or is qualified to the job, not based on race, gender or creed you moron….

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tell that to the HR woketards at Coke’s next shareholder’s meeting.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami will be one of the biggest technology hubs in the country, where Technology translates CASINOS and perpetuating our dependency on turism.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s tourism

Anonymous
1 month ago

Forget.. all people with smartphones aren’t smart people.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So very true.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We are in a tourist town, not a business or tech hub. That is the way it is and that is the way it will always be.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Until there’s nothing left to attract tourists. South Beach is waking up to that reality as n we speak.