Miami Third Fastest Growing Of Amazon HQ2 Bidders; Mana Out

Even without Amazon here, Miami is already one of the fastest growing population centers in the U.S.

Here is how Miami ranks, according to the analysis of political data from 16 U.S. media markets remaining in the HQ2 race:

  • Third for population growth, with an 11.5% increase in the number of voters from the 2012 election to the 2016 election. Dallas grew faster at 12.2%, and Austin was fastest at 20.5% (In absolute terms, Miami and Dallas both grew faster than Austin. Austin is less than half the size of Miami and the smallest remaining market).
  • Second for margin of votes favoring Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump in the 2016 election, with 64.1% of Miami voters for Clinton. Washington D.C. edged out Miami by a tiny margin, with 64.2% for Clinton.
  • First for most diverse population, with 69% of voters nonwhite (the reports erroneously assumes all Spanish speakers to be nonwhite).


Mana out, Beacon Council can’t confirm The Next Miami report

Moishe Mana doesn’t want to tie up his property while waiting for Amazon’s decision

Mana Miami managing director Dylan Finger told the Herald that his properties were not included in Miami’s Amazon bid, refuting a report in the SFBJ.

Although Mana wants to remain flexible by not participating in the bid, he would be “keenly interested” in participating if Amazon does select Miami. The Beacon Council is aware of Mana’s properties, Finger said.

The sites included in the bid are still being kept secret by organizers. The number of sites remaining in the bid is now though “much lower than eight,” according to Beacon Council President Mike Finney.

At a speech last week during the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce annual economic summit, Finney read from an article published by The Next Miami about the Innovation District and Worldcenter properties being included in the bid, but said he could not verify if it was accurate, according to the Herald.