The Founder Of Twitter Just Followed Miami’s Mayor, & Even More Tech Investors Now Say They Will Move Here

Twitter and Square founder Jack Dorsey has apparently taken notice of the surge in tech entrepreneurs relocating from Silicon Valley to Miami, and has followed Mayor Francis Suarez on the platform.

It is the latest sign that the movement of tech companies and investors to Miami is accelerating.

On Sunday, venture capitalist Alexander Lloyd announced on Twitter that he would be moving to Miami. Lloyd is the founder of Accelerator Ventures.

Lloyd joins other tech investors including Keith Rabois, Jon Oringer, and David Blumberg who have already announced they would move here.

Miami Worldcenter managing principal Nitin Motwani told CNBC that Miami is seeing a big spark from the pandemic.

“The pandemic has been the single largest accelerator that we have seen,” Motwani said. “This has been a whole new level.”

The CEO of Shiftpixy, which just moved its offices to downtown Miami, told the network that he doesn’t see the bubble of excitement and optimism in California anymore. Instead, he sees something bubbling in Miami.

CNBC is planning a full report later tonight on the trend of tech investors and executives moving to Miami, and aired a short preview this morning.

 

 

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Azarius
7 months ago

Now time to make smart investments in Miami Infrastructure

Anonymous
7 months ago

LOL. That requires MONEY. Where do all these people think this money comes from?

Anonymous
7 months ago

In the case of Miami dade county they would have to issue bonds for this type of work but if we continue to see a large influx of people into the county our sales tax would increase dramatically as would real estate values. But we all know thats a perfect scenario

Anonymous
7 months ago

With what income do you pay back new bonds? From……………taxes!

Anonymous
7 months ago

That’s like saying let’s meet martian women!

Anonymous
7 months ago

The execs and investors may move down here, but companies won’t open major hubs with lots of employees until South Florida drastically improves it’s schools for these companies to recruit top talent. UM is a great school, but it’s so small that it’s not enough to supply the kind of talent that silicon valley needs. UF is a great school, but its just as close to Atlanta as it is to Miami and half of that talent ends up there or across the rest of Florida. For South Florida to really become an economic and tech powerhouse they need to drastically invest in schools and infrastructure, which costs money and lets face it our government just doesn’t have that. You’d also still have to address housing issues that would surely come if thousands of very well paid tech employees move down here. Housing prices would go through the roof unless we build more affordable housing units we’d end up with just as many homeless as the “shithole san francisco”

Elite Raccoon
7 months ago

With many tech companies wanting to move here now I think Miami and Fort Lauderdale need to upgrade the infrastructure to move people more efficiently.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yeah, Cisco is waiting for Miami to extend Metromover so they can relocate their HQ here.

Tweety
7 months ago

Cisco is not moving the headquarters to Miami.

Anonymous
7 months ago

100% agree. If Miami dade can figure a way to extend the metro west towards Doral/Kendall and then have a long term plan to get the metrorail down to Homestead would be ideal. But homestead needs to change their zoning so developers can build more dense because there would not be enough demand down there.

Anonymous
7 months ago

All of that requires taxes that these rich people hate

Anonymous
7 months ago

Why would rich folk want to pay taxes for something they’ll never use?

Murray Klien
6 months ago

Working class people hate taxes too. Especially when it goes to fund unionized public workers whos unions launder the money back tothe democrat party

Yeppers
7 months ago

I just hope they don’t vote in Florida like they voted in California which led to the miserable conditions there which made them want to move to Florida.

Gian
7 months ago

Good for the “investments”,for the economy,but only ’till they start financing leftist agenda & Socialist Democrats in here & Florida become the same destroyed slum is CA & NY now

Anonymous
7 months ago

Oh please Miami already has out of control homelessness, horrible roads and bad public schools. More and more residents and not enough taxes to pay for all of it will make things worst and eventually no different than CA and NYC. You right wingers never have a clue about what youre talking about.

Anonymous
7 months ago

“You right wingers never have a clue about what youre talking about”

How can they?.. especially after listening to Fox Nonsense and RightWrong Radio all day.

Anonymous
7 months ago

You know nothing if you think Miami’s homelessness is even remotely comparable to CA or NY.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Duh, it happens with the same ‘progress’ you are excited about the rich moving to Miami, push housing prices out of balance even more and so on and so forth. You people are true morons if you just think the homeless issues and housing problems that happen in SF, NY and London just happens randomly. Dummies.

Anonymous
7 months ago

“I just hope they don’t vote in Florida like they voted in California which led to the miserable conditions there which made them want to move to Florida.”

I knew it was really useless in hoping to not see that stupid statement again.

J.M.
7 months ago

We’ll stop asking about that as soon as you stop asking about “eXtEnDiNg ThE meTrOmOvEr”. I can guarantee you Bezos DGAF about the metromover here. You think people with money want to take public transportation?

Anonymous
7 months ago

White homegrown Americans moving to Miami from up north and California is a scary fact to you chicken plucking rightwing koolade drinkers huh?

Hey J.M… get ready for a much needed change.

Anonymous
7 months ago

There is a reason why they are moving from ass drip liberal Cali, you ass sniffing left wing nutjobs.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yeah, they’re moving here to educate simple rightwing stinking farts like you and also finally get rid of all these chickens and roosters crowing everywhere and running around in streets of Miami you bring.

Anonymous
7 months ago

It’s amazing how the pedophile Trumpers use their mouths as if they were anuses.

Anonymous
7 months ago

lol…

Well, look who they voted for to be president…

Anonymous
7 months ago

I bet you’d be surprised to find out he actually does, electric and public transportation is the future. I don’t know what rock you crawled from under but everyone with sense is for living sustainably.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Nobody wants more unnecessary traffic from people not wanting to use public transit.

Anonymous
7 months ago

What is the meaning of “necessary traffic” and “unnecessary traffic?”

Anonymous
7 months ago

He cared about recruiting talent which Miami notoriously lacks

Yeppers
7 months ago

You can downvote me to oblivion but you can’t escape the fact that democrat cities and states are being mismanaged financially and are letting crime run rampant.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Oh… is that why a 17yr old boy who’s a Republican in one state, took a military assault rifle and killed and wounded some people in another state?

Anonymous
7 months ago

The person who thumb down this reply can’t stand the truth.. can you?

Murray Klien
6 months ago

The truth is that he was being attacked by a socialist . Its in the video He was there to protect not to destroy as the leftist rioters were

Murray Klien
6 months ago

They probably will vote for leftist again. Its in their DNA . They destroyed Cali so they invaded Oregon and Washington and once there they vote democrat again. Same thing happened in Connecticut back in the 70’s . New Yorkers got tired of high taxes and moved to Connecticut. Once there they voted in Democrats. To this day Connecticuts finances are destroyed. Deficits of 4 billion every year. New Hampshire is constantly fighting off the indoctrinated socialist moving in from Massachusetts

Anonymous
7 months ago

Of course they don’t see the big buzz happening in California anymore. It’s a result of mismanagement and progressive, left wing ideology. Hopefully, they leave that turd behind.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Except Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach all vote blue. They aren’t relocating to the red part of the state genius.

Anonymous
7 months ago

While both “Blue” classic liberal democrats and the progressive left wing extremists controlling Cali are very, very different. The attraction of the lower taxes, business friendly environment and refusal to shut down the economy are undeniably from the “Red” state government policies.

Anonymous
7 months ago

There are differences in voting blue, they could range from a blue dog dem to a democrat socialist

J.M.
7 months ago

Miami Dade is much more closer to left of center than the Bay Area or NYC.

Anonymous
7 months ago

So with that logic, why would they be leaving red areas of blue States like Orange County, California for such, too? If Fort Myers, Sarasota, and other red areas had better airports, you bet they would be moving there, too.

J.M.
7 months ago

They are leaving high tax states like NY and CA to places like FL and TX with no state income tax. Either way they still want to be in a major population center. I think Ft. Myers is a mid size city at best.

Gian
7 months ago

DITTO! You got it my friend; but sadly IGNORANCE is eating many useful fools out there. Those who went to school only to get the lunch,& are in the clouds in contemporary world history.

Anonymous
7 months ago

It’s also a result of having almost 40,000,000 people in an environment that can’t support that many.

Anonymous
7 months ago

And Florida has half that amount of people on less than half the land.

Florida is the third most populated state in the USA.

Azarius
7 months ago

We need a downtown FIU or UM campus

Azarius
7 months ago

For research development and recruitment

Anonymous
7 months ago

FIU already has a Brickell campus. UM has a center on the other side of i95 a little to the north of Downtown.

Anonymous
7 months ago

FIU has brickell and UM has multiple campus near downtown on 7th ave and in the jackson area.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Meanwhile our major transit system is literally stuck in the 1980s

Anonymous
7 months ago

And the people who make decisions concerning our transit system got their heads stuck between their….

Well, you finish the sentence.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Any update on the Innovation Center?

Anonymous
7 months ago

COME HOME BEZOS! HQ3!

Azarius
7 months ago

We DO NOT NEED AMAZON HERE IN MIAMI

Anonymous
7 months ago

You don’t like Amazon? Then move to the Bronx and have comrade loca give you a job.

Azarius
7 months ago

Naw I’m ok right here in Miami. Norths not for me. But Amazon is just looking for tax cuts that only hurt locals but I’m sure you have a Amazon membership so… Worst employer ever lol

Anonymous
7 months ago

The Bronx is actually getting redeveloped and it’s more expensive than Miami now. Amazon is also set to open in Harlem

Anonymous
7 months ago

“We DO NOT NEED AMAZON HERE IN MIAMI”

Do anybody remember when they voted for this person to be the city spokesman?

Anonymous
7 months ago

We desperately need and want Amazon in Miami!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Not enough office space for these companies

Anonymous
7 months ago

I totally agree. Developers only build resi units

Anonymous
7 months ago

Whats going on with the Innovation Center?!?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Gee, why are there developers?

Anonymous
7 months ago

All the investments over past 20 years are reaping rewards.

Anonymous
7 months ago

California is raising their state income tax. Florida has none… This is the only reason. And when you millions/billion$ you can easily avoid all the shitheads that live in Miami

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yawwwn…not that Twitter is moving, but that an executive is moving here and the country bumpkins go berserk with excitement. LMAO! hahhahaha.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Do you read, some people on this site are actually moaning about Californians and New York’ers moving to Miami.

Anonymous
7 months ago

– Disgruntled Californian

Anonymous
7 months ago

Off course they will came salary’s here is at least half of California

Anonymous
7 months ago

“Off course they will came salary’s here is at least half of California”

Californians, hurry up and get here.. we need some educated people in Miami.

Anonymous
7 months ago
Anonymous
7 months ago

Twitter and its heavy handed news censorship is not going to be welcomed in Florida.

John the bandit
6 months ago

Bring the orange line train to Miami Beach. You will have rapid public transportation from the beach and downtown Miami to the airport. It will be great for tourism and travelers. 2 trains and you are in Miami airport. Orange line metro plus the shuttle. Forget monorail.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Welcome Californians.. all of you, WELCOME!

jimmy bukkake
7 months ago

Wait till we get hit with another hurricane/flood they’ll be running to TX or AZ next

Anonymous
7 months ago

Miami Winning you think?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Maybe they will start to pick up the trash in Little Havana. I live there now and the place is worse then favelas in Brazil.

Anonymous
7 months ago

“Maybe they will start to pick up the trash in Little Havana. I live there now and the place is worse then favelas in Brazil”

Believe me, Little Havana is not the only place in Miami that’s like that my friend.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I understand your use of exaggeration, but I have yet to see people living in makeshift metal shacks anywhere in Little Havana. Trash and run down buildings, you bet. But favelas? You must have never to Brazil’s favelas or any other place in the world where shanty towns are the norm.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I was referring to the trash, not infrastructure. And I have been several times, I lived in Rio de Janeiro for a few years.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Litter-wise, Miami has consistently been ranked one of the cleanest cities in the country. Believe me if you’ve seen Lost Angeles or San Fransicko, despite all the Gavin “Ken Doll” Newsoms of the world banning plastic straws.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Thank god more liberal northeners come to miami. Finally Trumpocubans will move to Tampa.

Anonymous
7 months ago

They’re already there.

Cristina Ojeda
7 months ago

Suarez is Mayor of “City of Miami”, NOT Miami-Dade County. That designation goes to our first female Mayor, Daniela Levine Cava.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Article said “Miami”. One can say Miami as one does with Chicago or Boston without having to tag “The City of _”. Now if one wants to refer specifically to the county then one must say MIAMI-DADE as that is its official name and would be incorrect to refer to it as Miami county.

I have no qualms with Mayor Cava but, the article has nothing to do with her.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I don’t care, but you specifying the Mayor’s gender tells me all I need to know about whoever you are.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Whew.. very touchy feely aren’t you?

Anonymous
7 months ago

I actually don’t want the employees of these companies to move here, bunch of high horse dog moms who drink to much wine and triple IPA drinking bros who act progressive online but are actually closet bigots.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Living in a free and democratic country is mentally aggravating for you huh?

reality
7 months ago

this reminds me of realtor lobby sponsored content going into 08/09…. these moves would not even be noticed normally, we might get some back office some called “tech” jobs in finance and thats it, for start ups you need A class minds, that will never be widely available in Florida, Univ of Florida is the only legitimate university in the state with all the respect to UM… and their legendary athletics from the 80s/90s…

Anonymous
7 months ago

Berkeley and UCLA were essentially hippy communes in the 60s. It’s a chicken or the egg story.

Gian
7 months ago

And now a nest of leftist vipers & sewer rats

Anonymous
7 months ago

You just can’t stand the changes that’s coming to Miami can you?

Anonymous
7 months ago

“a nest of leftist vipers & sewer rats”

Meanwhile, someone on the Right goes to see his wife on her death bed in the hospital and shoves divorce papers in her face and tells her “I want a divorce!” Later, a Rightwing president who bashed a Leftwing president for being what he called a “person who wasn’t born in the U.S.,” marries a women who can barely speak English and was born and raised in another country that’s thousands of miles away, cheats on her by having an affair with a pole dancer/hooker and then tells his lawyer to give her money to shut her up, then pisses the lawyer off by throwing him under the bus, and then hires a real kook who used to be the Mayor of NYC to be his new lawyer, and then this Rightwing president goes into a rage because he lost a bid to be reelected and blames the Left on all kinds of unfounded conspiracy charges. I mean, you really can’t make this stuff up!

And this person calls people on the Left “vipers & sewer rats?”

Anonymous
7 months ago

Everything you said is true except for the college rankings—UM is now ahead of UF. It’s not the 80s/90s anymore.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Oh please UM today is only for rich entitled NYers too dumb they couldn’t even get into CUNY. At least actual Floridians and Miamians actually go to UF.

Anonymous
7 months ago

The University of Miami / UHealth run this town!

Anonymous
7 months ago

UM has good medical and law schools. I’ll give you that. But why go to UM and rack up all that student debt when you can go to FIU and still end up at the same middle management job making the same salary. Even smarter, go to Miami-Dade for 2 years and enjoy all that chongalisciousness and then transfer to FIU. You’re 2.0 gpa from Dade magically disappears.

Coworker: “I went to the U!” Throws the UM pretend gang sign.

Me: “Cool story bro. I went to MDC and then FIU.”

The look on said coworker’s face… Priceless!

Anonymous
7 months ago

I’ve gone to 2 and am transferring to UM. I’m not saying it may be “worth the money” or not but the student life and the academics have been horrible this past semester. They’re commuter schools. I literally couldn’t take any online classes through zoom even. Just classes online with assignments and slide shows posted. I could go on.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Nothing wrong with commuter schools. Major and GPA matter more than school name on diploma. Plus commuter schools have cheaper tuition, and if your nice to mom and dad you can stay home on the cheap while attending college.

Anonymous
7 months ago

No UM WAS for rich entitled NYers too dumb to get into CUNY….now entrance requirements rival UF’s.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Haha.. Nice try..

The U!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Miami-Dade college has more clout than Uf.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Wake up.. you’re dreaming again.

Anonymous
7 months ago

UF has always been ranked academically higher than UM, is more difficult to gain entrance into than UM, and has always been known as the flagship university in Florida. FACTS. It is easier to be accepted into UM than UF undergrad, fact!