To Boost Miami’s Growing Tech Ecosystem, Mayor Wants To Lure ‘Standout’ University

Miami’s mayor is working on a plan that would bring a “world-class” tech-focused university to the area, New York Magazine is reporting.

According to the report, Miami is being flooded with new coders, founders and investors, as the city’s reputation as a tech hub continues to grow.

Miami is growing so fast that San Francisco mayor London Breed recently texted Miami mayor Francis Suarez begging him to “stop stealing my techies.” Suarez said he replied: “Sorry, London, I love you, but no.”

Suarez said he recognizes that a “standout university” is vital to the region’s growth as a tech hub. He is now negotiating with Florida Polytechnic University for a satellite campus in Miami, and has offered land to the school (the head of the school is said to be warming to the idea).

The mayor said he has previously pitched “big-name” schools on opening in Miami but received a lukewarm response.

The report also cites an unnamed Republican political operative who claims that Florida governor Ron DeSantis may have objections to Miami becoming a tech hub. DeSantis may be worried that newcomers will vote against him, the magazine said.

 

 

 

 

Florida Polytechnic opened seven years ago in Lakeland, in a building designed by starchitect Santiago Calatrava:

(photo: Gregory Urbano)

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Anonymous
20 days ago

“standout university” != Florida Polytechnic University … lmao

Azarius
20 days ago

I know but hey it’ll help grow the school and provide a research center to grow and maintain the tech jobs here.

Anonymous
19 days ago

I’m s Trump University graduate, and I can see Russia from my house!

Anonymous
19 days ago

I’m an MDC graduate, and I can’t read my diploma, but please expand Metromover.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Go buy a Hunter’s Biden Painting 🖼!
And you’ll can see Russia, China and Iran from your house 😛

Anonymous
19 days ago

Excellent 👌 response

Anonymous
19 days ago

I’ll take “whatever university” if Calatrava designs the building (and it gets built).

Anonymous
19 days ago

Not even sure what to think about the article. Probably killed some hype.

Anonymous
18 days ago

The article is realistic about both the advantages and challenges of Miami. The billionaires and multimillionaires rave but the reality is they are bringing many of the problems they left in San Francisco and NYC – income inequality, unaffordable real estate prices and rents, homelessness, challenges in education, etc.

Anonymous
17 days ago

I do not agree.

No billionaire who has moved to Miami brought any homelessness with him.

If you were bidding on the $18m property that Peter Theil bought, then I totally understand your bitterness. That is horrible that someone outbid you…sucks.

I am not a billionaire yet, and I am inspired that the successful people who have the cajones and money to live anywhere in the entire world, chose the same place that I chose to live a long time ago.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Ok you have to sit down and think for a few seconds. High wages well outside of the area norm drive housing prices up, and what happens to poor people when they can’t afford housing? “I am not a billionaire yet” is laughable, good luck.

Anonymous
19 days ago

There’s a lot of local pride coming through the comments suggesting UM & FIU can provide the tech talent for top tech employers. Very understandable particularly because this is a biased crowd with many receiving a very good education from these institutions.
But have you worked with or studied with students from top universities outside of Florida? Come on, MIT, Cornell, Columbia, Stanford, Berkeley, Michigan, Georgia Tech, UT Austin tech grads are just more “qualified”.
UM & FIU are really decades away from being in the same league.

Anonymous
19 days ago

And Florida Polytechnic is lmaoo?? It wasn’t even accredited until just recently.

Anonymous
19 days ago

I know that’s such a joke. It’s probably infortunately true that Suarez is reaching out to them, very sad … not the way to develop a tech hub!

Anonymous
18 days ago

I know/have worked with people from the Ivy League – absolutely NOTHING to write home about!! Also, many of these tech entrepreneurs are college dropouts, degrees are way overrated, especially in tech.

Anonymous
18 days ago

Don’t talk about education in miami. Lets talk about to bring some casinos, strip halls or build apartments for hookers and drug dealers.

Anonymous
17 days ago

MIT was founded in 1861.
The City of Miami was founded in 1896.
The first wall unit Air Conditioner was installed in 1935. That year, Massachusetts was the 8th largest state in the United States of America. Florida is not in the top half.

Florida entered the top 20 of the most populous States in 1949.

Today, Florida is the 3rd most populous State in the USA. Mass. is 16th.
See a trend?

The world is moving as fast as Miami is now. If it isn’t for you, fine, Ann Arbor has a lovely University and an amazing upright paddleboard scene that goes on for weeks on end.

Bet on Miami.

I love Billy Corben, and at least he’s a whiner who does something interesting. I’m sure that he will keep tweeting and recycling sad stories from the 1980’s, but this town is great and getting better.

There is room for the people creating wealth, prosperity, and the future and there is room for those who document the past too.

Anonymous
19 days ago

It’s actually worrying if Suarez is reaching out to FPU. He recently met with the Deans of FIU, UM & MDC. Wonder if he’s getting pushback on developing more blockchain and crypto oriented programs?

Anonymous
18 days ago

As Suarez says in the article – FPU is nimble, small, much easier for them to turn on a dime vs larger universities.

Anonymous
16 days ago

He meets with the Deans of those schools regularly.
Interesting thought about blockchain and crypto specifically, but I know for a fact the FIU,MDC,UM are all on board with AI, Data Science, Robotics, and coding.

Anonymous
12 days ago

I work for a startup here. All my coworkers have fancy degrees from Stanford CS, Carnegie Mellon Data science, MIT hardware engineering etc. our best engineers are the guys we pay 25$/hr that live in Poland, and my UM degree runs circles around them. Coding is the great equalizer. Like sports, time and passion from a early age trump later life education. If you want better coders, invest in your elementary and middle schools, because by college its too late to develop GREAT talent

Anonymous
20 days ago

Why not work with the local universities to boost their technology programs? Students are paying, what like 50k a year to go to UM, can they not produce the talent to be a coder for XYZ tech startup? lol We also having a growing wyncode campus that specializes in training for tech jobs.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Both FIU & UM are growing in tech studies related to computer science & data science. Both are building new buildings on their campuses. But they don’t have the caliber of the top US tech schools. Simply look at any rating. Why should a top employer settle for second or third tier when you can hire better?

Anonymous
19 days ago

These schools need to partner with tech companies, most college courses are out-dated anyway. Tech changes way too fast, Miami needs more certifications, courses and on the job training. Most tech entrepreneurs are college dropouts, way too much emphasis on four-year degrees!

Azarius
19 days ago

this is it ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Anonymous
19 days ago

Who isn’t a tech founder nowadays. Yeah I can go on LinkedIn and the number of CEOs and founders of tech companies is incredible. But they’re founders of small time businesses that may not last another year.
The number of truly successful college drop out tech founders is tiny. There’s more successful tech founders who are college grads and employees at top tech companies.

Anonymous
18 days ago

All college dropouts: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Dell, Elon Musk, Paul Allen, Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams (Twitter) Evan Spiegel (Snap) Jan Kuom (WhatsApp) Palmer Lucky (Oculus), etc etc!! The point is that technology changes very fast, if you have an idea you have to hit quick, you cant waste four years in a classroom “learning” yesterdays technology.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Check out MDCs stacked credentials program. Developed and implemented in conjunction the Google, AWS, and other tech firms.

Anonymous
19 days ago

This college dropouts fantasy you’re putting out there is very misleading for naive college students. What percentage of startups succeed after a couple of years? How many college dropouts make it big ten years out?
Look at the employment statistics of STEM graduates a few years after graduation in terms of employment, salary, career options versus so called college dropout founders.
There certainly is a lot of value in joining a startup or trying your hand at starting a business but it has more to do with the practical learning experience not with truly being financially successful for the majority that try.

Anonymous
18 days ago

I am not FOR dropping out of college. My point is that if you have a hot tech idea, you dont have four years to waste “learning” old ideas, that doesnt make any sense. All college dropouts: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Dell, Elon Musk, Paul Allen, Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams (Twitter) Evan Spiegel (Snap) Jan Kuom (WhatsApp) Palmer Lucky (Oculus), etc etc.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Invest the money and FIU will get better

Anonymous
19 days ago

Ensure accountability that the money goes where it should, and education will get better.

Anonymous
19 days ago

FIU’s top priority is making another football stadium. I graduated from here and it’s a great Uni but it has much more potential to be something great. I don’t feel like they’re offering the classes or skills for what’s needed in the real world.

Anonymous
18 days ago

What college is besides MAYBE the Ivy League? Employers’ main complaint is that new graduates have zero idea of the actual working world, most college courses are way behind!

Anonymous
19 days ago

The local govt and MDPS are already working with local Universities to boost tech programs.
Adding Florida Poly and another major University would help supply the rising demand.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Institutions should consider a vertical campus – a high rise near Brightline & Metro stations.

Anonymous
20 days ago

MDC has a ton of space that could be developed or redeveloped into a vertical campus.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Coral gables would never allow but dadeland has room for UM

Anonymous
20 days ago

Bring in Columbia University from NY!! It would attract so many more brains with it being an Ivy League. They wouldn’t move to Miami, of course, but it would be interesting to see a Miami expansion. They are currently expanding into Harlem and they are spending $10 Billions on that. What’s $1 Billion more😉

Anonymous
20 days ago

MIT would be better or even CMU.

Anonymous
20 days ago

That too but since Miami is full of New Yorkers, Columbia might be more interested in a FL footprint.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Mayor Suarez has been talking to the Pittsburg mayor a lot. Maybe Carnegie Mellon is in the radar.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Or NYU

Anonymous
20 days ago

NYU is ok but mostly a brand. Columbia is an Ivy League and a top University in the world.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Miami Dade College should expand its presence Downtown by building campus high rises where they have the parking lots and it could start more Tech focused graduate programs. We don’t need other States’ universities, we can improve our own!

Anonymous
20 days ago

MDC should definitely improve it’s footprint but come on let’s be honest. Look at where the top tech talent is and the schools associated with the areas: SV + Stanford/Berkeley, NYC + Cornell Tech/Columbia(/NYU), Austin + UT. No Florida school competes with the Computer Science, AI departments of these schools.

NYC improved it’s tech footprint by bringing in Cornell & Technion. Miami needs to do the same.

Anonymous
19 days ago

So what, we could do the same here if we had the right tech partners and educators. Most tech founders are college dropouts, they get inpatient. Tech changes too fast for four-year degrees, we need more courses, certifications and on-the-job training!

Anonymous
19 days ago

You mean like Gates & Zuckerberg? Yeah they were already filtered by Harvard. Show me the statistics that the big tech companies run by college dropouts are from schools like FIU & MDC rather than from elite colleges.

Anonymous
18 days ago

Never said that these billionaires dropped out of FIU or MDC. My point is that tech changes very fast. Note that none of these tech billionaires have gone back to ANY college – Stanford or Harvard!

Anonymous
19 days ago

LOL, I doubt MDC has the makings of a standout institution of higher education, but should sell all it’s properties for redevelopment, except the main building to rebuild into a high-rise consolidating all functions. A win-win.

Azarius
20 days ago

He’s fished for big schools and got little to no response

Anonymous
19 days ago

Probably correct.

Anonymous
20 days ago

I think we need a Trump University!!

Anonymous
20 days ago

LOL!

Anonymous
20 days ago

F__k Trump, DeSantis, and the Trump (Republican) Cult Party!

J.M.
20 days ago

Give it a rest.

Anonymous
19 days ago

He has Trump Derange Syndrome !!

Anonymous
19 days ago

Trump has a “I’m The President Derangement Syndrome.”

lol…

Anonymous
19 days ago

Do you flick your grandma’s bean with that mouth?

The Independent
20 days ago

I don’t buy the last part regarding DeSantis. Sounds a little too opinionated

Anonymous
20 days ago

If DeSantis were a Democrat, you would believe every bit of it.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Like you believe that Trump won the elections?! Go back to the Trump cult and drink your kool-aid.

Anonymous
20 days ago

^ Idgit, I am a Democrat.. learn a little reading comprehension please!

Anonymous
19 days ago

Never mind….

Anonymous
19 days ago

The only people drinking Kool-Aid are Joe’s Towners, especially Camels**t Harris whose mentor she had an affair with, former Mayor of San Francisco, was an actual Jim Jones disciple. Look it up.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Trump had an affair with a strpper named Stormey Daniels and his lawyer went to jail for it.

lol…

Anonymous
19 days ago

Got Inflation yet?

Anonymous
18 days ago

Finally we’ll start seeing money spent on fixing stuff in this country instead of it going towards years of Republican war mongering.

lol…

Anonymous
19 days ago

Of course it’s true DeSantis BARELY won election, there was a runoff, and he won by barely 3 points. Even normal Republicans are sick and tired of the alt right crazy train. People want common sense, I doubt he will win again!

Anonymous
19 days ago

DeathSantis is drowning on Trump’s urine

Anonymous
19 days ago

What runoff? I remember that Tallahassee twink-smasher and cokehead Gillum conceded early in the night and then rescinded it after PBC and Broward tried to pull what blue counties in swing states did last November, but were caught red-handed because COVID wasn’t an excuse in 2018.

Anonymous
20 days ago

New York Magazine = Fake News

Anonymous
20 days ago

What is “fake news” anymore? It’s lost it’s meaning. It mostly is a phrase for news people don’t like; nothing to do with actually being inauthentic, conspiratorial, or unverifiable.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Exactly. Well said.

Anonymous
19 days ago

What is “fake news?” Fake News is going around reporting Mexico will pay for a border wall that you’re going to build.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Fake news is when an “unnamed source” says the someone “may be” feeling this way or that, about some idea that “may be” true.

Fake news is propaganda that is written to advance a narrative, or omit esculpatory facts that might dispel that narrative.

Anonymous
18 days ago

You mean like Trump used to always say “I heard” when he was president?

lol…

Anonymous
19 days ago

You’d have to be in LaLa Land not to realize that new residents from more liberal states arent changing the electorate, especially when DeathSantis barely won last time. Even Republicans have had enough – all for more power and money!

Anonymous
19 days ago

Last time I checked, Florida has been a swing state years before the “exodus,” and places where the new residents are moving have been solid blue districts, but elections are becoming more an more close and the career Democrat politicians are spending more.

Anonymous
20 days ago

That last little bit seems stupid. If there is a “Republican operative saying that it’s either someone like Mike Fernandez or Ana Navarro who are not actually republicans. TNM stay on development, stay out of political gossip.

Anonymous
20 days ago

In Miami, you can’t have one without the other.

Azarius
20 days ago

Thanks for stating this because a lot of ppl love to act like Miami isn’t Political

Anonymous
20 days ago

Miami isn’t political…

– Proud Boys of MiamiDade County

lol…

Anonymous
20 days ago

If Florida and America are lucky, DeathSentence and Trump will only be memories on how close we came to losing everything to racist haters.

Anonymous
20 days ago

I hope you’re right

Anonymous
20 days ago

Our economy and government are no better than when trump is in president. But just Desantis and Donny were the reasons for the situation we are in lmao.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Today. Inflation rose to the highest level in over 30 years

Anonymous
20 days ago

The danger is NOT over. Republicans on the direction of Trump, are systematically, and with surgical precision, dismantling our democracy. Not only are the Republicans suppressing the vote, but they are taking control of the vote count. The Republicans are still spreading the BIG LIE that Trump won the 2020 elections and damaging our democracy. We are, as a nation, IN BIG DANGER.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Bro democrats did the same crap when Bush beat Gore in Florida. Democrats also said “russia colluded” with Trump when that ended up being fals. Problem with people today is they blindly follow one political party (republican or democrat) and dont actually think or realize that all of these politicians do not care one bit about any of us as long as we vote for them. We are all at fault with where our government has gone to because WE VOTED THEM IN and let them get away with doing a terrible job for decades.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Bro

Anonymous
19 days ago

Very thoughtful

Market Urbanist
20 days ago

Thank you!

Anonymous
20 days ago

“Democrats also said “russia colluded” with Trump when that ended up being fals”

Reporter:

– “Um, Donald Trump.. who are those two Russians you’re in the pictures with in the White House?”

Trump:

– “I don’t know them.”

Reporter:

– “Well, there are pictures with just you and the same two Russians on the golf course and other places you guys are at?”

Trump:

– “Look, I take pictures with a lot people all the time.. that doesn’t mean I know them.?

lol…

Anonymous
19 days ago

Yes, Trump colluded with the Russians. Yes, Trump extored the Ukraine government for dirt on Biden. Yes, Trump incited the violance on January 6, based on a lie.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Remember when Hillary Clinton colluded with the Russians for a fake dossier as an “insurance policy” against Trump, and made a living extorting poor countries under her husband’s “charity” foundation? Remember when Democrats never formally denounced violence all last summer, but Trump specifically called to protest “peacefully,” was erased across the internet CCP style, stood trial in a second impeachment and was acquitted, meaning found not guilty? Of course you don’t. It’s out one ear and through the other, with no brain in between.

Anonymous
19 days ago

And one of Hillary’s lawyer is going to prison for that !! 🤨

Anonymous
19 days ago

Trump was caught on a recorded phone ccnversation trying to get the head elections official in the state of Georgia to criminally give him more votes.

lol…

Anonymous
19 days ago

Have you seen the a video of Biden telling how he hold taxpayers fund until the person investigating his son was fire … in Ukraine??? 🤪 it’s on YouTube

Anonymous
19 days ago

“It’s on YouTube”, and you believe every thing on YouTube?! No wonder this country is in big trouble, when idiots like this go down the rabbit hole all the time!

Anonymous
18 days ago

It’s not on YouTube, it was even in CNN during the Obama’s presidency… this country is in big trouble when people hate so much Trump that refuse to see the same corruption on Biden !! Calling someone idiot shows your intolerance and lack respect ✊🏽… look at numbers on inflation, crime, the failure of Afghanistan, the ok to Russia to build a pipeline to Germany while shutting down our energy independence to please the extreme clime alarmists from the left … Biden asked the OPEP and the Arabs to increase production to lower the price of oil … Trump killed terrorist with drones while Biden killed a poor afghan and his kids !! 😎

Anonymous
19 days ago

“Ten [percent] for the big guy.” -Hunter Biden selling the country to China, Russia, and Ukraine, and his father profiting.

Anonymous
19 days ago

“I’m infatuated with Kim Jong-un.. I send him love letters… ”

– Donald Trump

lol…

Anonymous
19 days ago

This anti Trump guy most be 14 years old … or at least he argue like one !! 😂😅🤣😂😅

Anonymous
19 days ago

^ “most be”

lol…

I doubt that you’re smarter than a third grader…

Anonymous
19 days ago

Who, your Master Hitler, oh no Trump!

Anonymous
19 days ago

“I know nothing about my son’s business [with Chinese, Russian, and Ukraine oligarchs]” -Joe Biden while pictures are on record of him and Hunter with said politburo.

Anonymous
19 days ago

“Putin’s a good guy, I wouldn’t be the president without him!”

– Donald Trump

lol…

Anonymous
18 days ago

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.” Plato
“The more you explain it, the more I don’t understand it.” Mark Twain
“With so many things coming back in style, I can’t wait until morals, respect and intelligence become a trend again.”
– Denzel Washington
“America will
never be destroyed
from the outside.
If we falter and
lose our freedoms,
it will be because
we destroyed
ourselves.” Abraham Lincoln😛😛😛😛
Biden is protected from being questioned by the media … even the one that is favorable to him !!! 😛

Anonymous
18 days ago

^ Republicans are always saying “leave your Democratic politics in California and New York before moving here to Florida” but are too blind and stupid to realize that their fuhrer, Donald Trump, whom they love and think the presidential election was actually stolen from him, is a real estate developer and owner from New York.

lol…

Anonymous
20 days ago

Imagine thinking that requiring proof that you are a citizen *in the country you are voting for* is “suppressing” voting.

Anonymous
19 days ago

It’s much more than that. Please!

Anonymous
18 days ago

They are just repeating the shit they hear on Fox, and far rigjt media!

Anonymous
19 days ago

After the highest number of ballots in recorded history were counted, how can these propagandists believe that any voter is so stupid to believe that votes are “suppressed”.

Anonymous
19 days ago

^ Because Trump told their dumbasses votes were suppressed and they’ll believe anything he says.

Anonymous
19 days ago

You must be a re—tard! They are restricting the vote BIG TIME for the 2022 elections, and beyond, NOT the 2020 elections. During the 2020 elections, record number of people voted, but Republicans don’t like a healthy democracy. They want to rule, even though they are a minority in the country. However, is not if, but when, the white Americans will be a minority in this country. The 2030 census will show white America will be history!!!!!!!

Anonymous
19 days ago

Please….no commenting on politics unless you have read 3 books.
(Books that have more words than pictures).

Anonymous
18 days ago

What book? “Trump, I Alone Can’t F___k America”.!

Anonymous
19 days ago

The biggest lie is that we’re a democracy; we’re a republic. We elect people who are supposed to do our bidding. Enough with the cliches. It shows your ignorance.

Anonymous
19 days ago

“Vote suppression “ … the worst thing that could happen to a minority is a white liberal using the patronizing and racist theory that minorities can’t get a proper ID to vote !! 🤓

Anonymous
19 days ago

Conservatives –

I’ll get elected without telling the people they need a “voters I.D.” and when I’m in office, I’ll tell them they need to go and get one.

lol….

Anonymous
19 days ago

The article is literally about the economy, but you just couldn’t help but pull that race card… and you still wonder why Trump won?

Anonymous
19 days ago

Bunch of liberals in this chat … Any of you
are sponsoring a family from the border? Or seeing how the Vegetable in the WH is destroying the country? 🧐

Anonymous
19 days ago

What’s wrong with America being great ??? Liberals hate that concept!!!! 🤨

Anonymous
19 days ago

“I wanna make America great again, and I’ll relocate my tie and shirt shop from China to the USA to prove it!”

lol…

Anonymous
19 days ago

And it worked because the economy grows until Chiba sent COVID !! 😋😚🤨🤪😜

Anonymous
19 days ago

“And it worked because the economy grows until Chiba sent COVID !!”

Now I really doubt that you’re smarter than a second grader.

lol…

Anonymous
18 days ago

America is already great. It’s Trump that want to make America like Russia!

Anonymous
16 days ago

Trump said in an interview that if George Washington and Abraham Lincoln came back from the grave, it would be hard for them to beat him… lol…

Anonymous
20 days ago

Yeah, people like Ana Navarro, and Mike Fernadez are “not actually Republicans” because they speak the truth. I guess you have to kiss Trump’s fat ass to be a “Repubican”.

Market Urbanist
20 days ago

You shouldn’t use Ana Navarro and “fat” in the same sentence.

Anonymous
19 days ago

You’re probably a libtard so why do you care?

Anonymous
19 days ago

Fernandez and Navarro are actual Republicans, they arent nutjob fascists like Trump and DeathSantis.

Anonymous
19 days ago

I assume by “Republican,” you mean controlled minority opposition to sit in the corner and whimper as clown world Democraps turn this country into a banana republic. GTFO.

Anonymous
18 days ago

^ This is coming from a person in a party where some political members of it got together and kicked one of their own – “liz Cheney” – out of office because she tried to warn them about Trump taking over the Republican party.

lol…

Anonymous
18 days ago

That is what Trump did to the Republican Party, turned it into the Banana Rep..Retard Party! If you are not loyal to me and tepeat my lies, you are Not a Banana Republican!!!

Anonymous
19 days ago

“TNM stay on development, stay out of political gossip.”
Agreed.
But TNM counts the # of comments and will assume that the dopey unnamed person MIGHT not like one party or the other.

Anonymous
20 days ago

I don’t understand why they wouldn’t invest in *existing* schools and improve them. Miami Dade could use some funding / TLC or maybe a tech-focused FIU satellite? Theres plenty of room for improvement with these schools I don’t think it makes sense to chase something shiny and new.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Yeap, open branches in Wynwood, Brickell, Downtown etc. Partner with private tech companies, offer courses, certificates, job training etc instead of long four-year degrees. Tech changes too fast and many tech entrepreneurs are college dropouts anyway!

Anonymous
19 days ago

Who is they?
The City of Miami?
“They invest”?

I like that the City is recruiting and advocating for higher education. It will be the new institutions that will do the investing if/when they set up shop.

Anonymous
19 days ago

I was expecting to read about a top 25 US based academic institution! Competitive technology and financial firms generally recruit from top 25 US based academic institutions. Miami needs a leading university!

Anonymous
19 days ago

For the best jobs top companies recruit from the best schools period. They use the educational system as a filter to hone their recruiting. Sure there are always people from average/mediocre schools who are super successful but if you want the odds in your favor -> go to a top 20 school in your field.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Miami > Lakeland

MiamiArchi
20 days ago

Florida should look into turning MDC downtown Campus into MDU (Miami Dade University) and making it focus on STEM programs like engineering, Computer Science etc.
No reason to bring in a university when Florida has proven its has a great University system already. Just invest and build on what we have already done.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Exactly. Focus your resources on growing your existing assets. Grow and improve MDC and FIU. Invest in them and level them up. Both could improve vastly and become fantastic resources for South Florida with the right investments/improvements.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Not to mention they are currently renovating the old federal building into a new addition to their campus. Go all in on MDC/MDU and make it a great downtown school

Anonymous
19 days ago

MDC will ruin the Federal Building like they left Freedom Tower to deteriorate. It’s a school, not a landlord. Sell it all and rebuild the main building, that brutalist eyesore, into a vertical campus.

Anonymous
19 days ago

They need to partner with a tech company, offer courses, certifications, offer a job training program. We dont all need a four-year degree to go into tech. Most tech entrepreneurs dont even finish college – things change too fast, you cant be so precious about it!

Anonymous
19 days ago

“They need to partner with a tech company, offer courses, certifications, offer a job training program.”

Okay, they have been doing this for a decade and you still do not know about it.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Dude what? A community college? We need to invest in FIU’s programs

Anonymous
19 days ago

MDC has a lot of courses and certificates directed towards employing people for STEM jobs.
They have been working with MIT on the MAGIC, and plenty of tech companies on programs to bring people’s skills up to meet demand for high paying jobs.

Anonymous
20 days ago

That last paragraph is political BS shoved in by the author…and likely the product of the national media trying ding his popularity like 60 minutes tried so he isn’t a shoe-in in 2024.

The Independent
20 days ago

1000%

Anonymous
19 days ago

Trump is a “shoe in in 2024”. Republicans in Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Penn., Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Texas, are moving very agressively to hand the White House to Trump (their master, and cult leader). That will be our last “elections” in the U.S. Trump, and his corrupt family eill rule the U.S. like Russia’s Putin.

Anonymous
19 days ago

The 2020 election was foolproof, despite (unconstitutionally) relaxing election rules using COVID as an excuse, but Russia stole 2016 and are funding Republicans who won at local levels in 2020. Sure, Jan.

Anonymous
18 days ago

WTF kind of intelligent commentary is this?

Anonymous
19 days ago

National Republicans may be stupid enough to nominate DeathSantis in 2024, but thinking Floridians have had enough of this idiot!

Anonymous
19 days ago

Where’s the rising star saying “enough is enough” then? The best you have is Christ, a two-time loser, who over ten years ago you would have called a Nazi because he’s a former Republican.

Anonymous
20 days ago

God I hate Desantis.

Anonymous William
20 days ago

I love the guy…. Hoping he continues for a long time. IMHO of course….

Anonymous
20 days ago

Honestly liked him at first, but ever since he got more national attention during covid and fighting with Biden he seems to be more interested in grabbing headlines than doing good work for Florida.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Maybe if Biden didn’t mumble and left-wing rags spin news that only Florida, Texas, etc. are the only places where COVID is an issue, rather than the entire country, conveniently ignoring New York’s scandal for a year, or California’s morgue space shortage while Gavin “Ken Doll” Newsom fine dined while the state was under lockdown.

Anonymous
19 days ago

“Conservative right wing radio talk show host and Denver church pastor Bob Enyart died from the Covid-19 virus. He was a staunch Covid-19 vaccine opponent.”

lol…

Anonymous
19 days ago

“church pastor Bob Enyart died”

That makes you lol ?!?

Anonymous
19 days ago

^ Haha, now that’s what you call “fake compassion.”

Anonymous
20 days ago

Thank you… and I love myself more than I love Miami and am out to get reelected.

– Gov DeSantis

lol…

Market Urbanist
20 days ago

Amen.

Azarius
20 days ago

We all do, he’s just a Trump wanna be

Market Urbanist
20 days ago

Speak for yourself.

Anonymous
20 days ago

He is a Trump wanna be, but with a brain. This man is dangerous!

Anonymous
19 days ago

we need a biden wanna be that brings those fantastic policies to florida like open borders,high inflation ,crime and high taxes

Anonymous
19 days ago

None of those are Biden’s policies and what does it have to do with this?

Anonymous
19 days ago

open borders are n”t bidens policies? catch and release was imposed by him, may be you are right, they are n’t his policies, they are his handlers policies since the old fart is just a puppet

Anonymous
19 days ago

There’s a Vegetable in the White House!! Needs to go in 3 years .. before the damage to this country is irreversible!!! 🥸

Anonymous
19 days ago

^ Whew!.. thank gawd he’s gone.. I don’t think this country could take another four years of the “Twitter-n-chief” president.

lol…

Anonymous
19 days ago

Maybe, they are the policies of the people he surrounds himself with, who are effectively running the country.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Open borders, inflation increased in crime and high taxes is Biden leftist policies to please the Squad and because he’s and he’s been a corrupt politician all his life and his degenerate ( the fruit doesn’t fall to far from the tree) are part of the demise of America’s credibility and respect … and still the media covers for them and blind liberals hate so much trump that still won’t see all the crap 💩 that’s coming in the near future ! 😏

Anonymous
19 days ago

Haha, twitter told Trump to “GTFOH.”

Anonymous
19 days ago

“blind liberals hate so much trump”

^ Twitter permanently barred Trump because of his verbal attacks. Trump tweeted more than 25,000 times when he was president and this guy is whining about the “demise of America’s credibility and respect.”

lol…

Anonymous
18 days ago

^ Twitter permanently barred Trump because of his verbal attacks.. but allows the Iranians to tweet Death to America “😂

Anonymous
18 days ago

^ Haha, that was a slogan spouted in the Muslim world and reported on before the internet was even invented. Trump was kicked off Twitter because he used his Twitter account to attack people right here in the United States of America and people from neighboring border countries.

Anonymous
17 days ago

The Tweeter that cancel Trump is allowing the Iranians to tweet Death to America !! 😝😎😛

Anonymous
16 days ago

“Open borders, inflation increased in crime and high taxes is Biden leftist policies to please the Squad”

And after all that, you still don’t see Democrats storming the Capitol Building in Washington DC like you saw Republicans doing on January 6.

Anonymous
19 days ago

This man is dangerous!!
What is worst than
Inflation
Disgraceful fall of Kabul
Killing kids and father with a drone
The border crises
The increase in crime
The oil dependency from Other countries
The refuse to address the media
The vacations while Afghanistan fall
American trapped in a terrorist place
The Taliban in possession of military equipment
A Vice President that “ never been to Europe “
The mandates,
The 3.5 trillion left giveaway
😝😘😛🥰😍😍

Anonymous
19 days ago

^ Look, your fuhrer lost, so get over it.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Hurts to read what’s going on ?? 😛😘🥰😍😍!!

Anonymous
19 days ago

^ Hate that your fuhrer Donald Trump lost?

Anonymous
18 days ago

Hate that Trump lost because what came after id thousands Times worst … have you seen the border, the oil price, the crime, the inflation, the lack of leadership, I rather have Trump than a Vegetable on the WH ! 😝

Anonymous
18 days ago

^ Yeah, I’ve seen it.. all that shit was going up while Trump was in the Oval Office tweeting…

lol…

Anonymous
18 days ago

No! That started en January.. just about the time the Taliban start taking over all the country of Afghanistan and JB wanted a photograph on 9/11 and he screwed a bunch of Americans…. And sent a drone that killed 6 kids but the media is more worried about border police doing their job!! 🤣

Anonymous
18 days ago

1million 4 hundreds illegal immigrants crossed the border since Biden took over …. How much of those families, not counting the criminals, will be housed and supported by the liberals that voted for free borders ??

Anonymous
19 days ago

And on and on and on.
Saddest part is some people don’t see it or just turn the face in the name of loyalty to a party that is destroying this country or a Trump hate syndrome.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Well said!!! 😛😘🥰😍😍

Anonymous
19 days ago

Haha, Trump said that vice president Mike Pence doesn’t have a spine.

Anonymous
19 days ago

God, I hate Democrats who offer no viable solutions and run on “feels.”

Anonymous
19 days ago

And for each one of you that hates him and his conservatives policies on low taxes, less government and freedom there’s at least 5-10 people that respect him, don’t believe the vitriol from the liberal press like the Miami Herald!!!

Anonymous
19 days ago

Haha, Obama and the Democrats pulled this country out of the brink of disaster that conservative right wingers had it in and all he got was scorn and hate from the right wing for it.

Anonymous
19 days ago

The powerful head of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, is apparently panicked that the policies of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will trigger parents to pluck their children out of public schools, where Weingarten and her ilk can inculcate their leftist messaging, and place them in private schools instead. Where their kids are not going to be indoctrination, racisms and to hate America … like the CRT that public schools are embracing! 🧐🧐🧐

Anonymous
19 days ago

CRT is reverse racism!! 🤨

Anonymous
18 days ago

^ Another member of the “Republican Clown Posse” who can’t face the history of this country.

Anonymous
18 days ago

This country and it’s Constitución was created on the base that all men are equal … the racist left wanted to teach our kids that this country was created on hate … but this is the land of opportunities… that’s why many foreigners succeed.. if you complain about the past that can’t be change and start working and stop being government dependent… you will do better ! 🤨

Anonymous
18 days ago

^ “This country and it’s Constitución was created on the base that all men are equal … ”

Haha, nice words but the actual history of this country indicates that words and deeds are two different things.

Anonymous
20 days ago

All of you fools who love to hype the progress Miami seems to be enjoying never have the courage to admit its enjoying that progress due to decisions made by our governor and other republican leaders….

Anonymous
20 days ago

“… in spite of decisions made by…”
Fixed it for you.

Anonymous
20 days ago

The ones that didn’t die yet are enjoying the progress, too many have been killed by those leaders.

Anonymous
20 days ago

none of those leaders forced anybody to leave there homes. People could have stayed cooped up in their houses forever if they wanted.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Not as many as the ones killed by Andrew Cuomo!! That’s a real killer with an Emmy, a book and a Media that covers him
!!

Anonymous
20 days ago

Suarez is a great republican. Desantis is not

Anonymous
20 days ago

Suarez is a new blood Republican. DeSantis is beholden to the old guard and Trumpism. Personally I don’t hate DeSantis but I prefer Suarez.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Look, I rule the Republican party…

– The Fuhrer, Donald Trump

Anonymous
19 days ago

Burn down businesses.

-Kamala Harris

Anonymous
19 days ago

The people from January 6th are in prison and doing jail time for a misdemeanor.. on the other hand, all the thugs from BLM and the Punks from Antifa are free on the street. And the Capitol police, a black guy that shoot an un armed white woman is free and not guilty … of course Republicans and conservative never when to the street and destroyed property or looted !!! 😋🤨

Anonymous
19 days ago

“The people from January 6th are in prison and doing jail time for a misdemeanor.. if you hadn’t seen the video footage on that January 6th insurrection in the Capitol Building, you would think it was a normal tourist visit.”

lol…

Anonymous
18 days ago

But none of the antifa snd BLM thugs that destroyed and killed people on 2020! 😝

Anonymous
19 days ago

“I read about a hundred magazines a day… ”

– Sarah Palin

Anonymous
18 days ago

Trump can say any negative thing about me and I’ll still kiss his butt.

– Mike Pence

Market Urbanist
20 days ago

New blood Republican. You mean Democrat Lite.

Anonymous
19 days ago

The same was said about Liddle Marco, and Trump took him to the cleaners. Trumpism is here to stay, whether you want to call it that or populism, and if your feelings were hurt by the Tea Party to Trumpism, you’re in for a ride.

Anonymous
18 days ago

^ Not only did Trump take little Marco to cleaners, but also Lindsey Graham who once thought of Trump as a kook. Trump knows that members of the Republican party are mostly wimps.

Anonymous
20 days ago

“All of you fools… ”

Haha, another looney tune.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Haha, another illiterate who can’t differentiate between “tune” and “toon.”

Anonymous
19 days ago

^ Haha, I see you do know what you are!

Anonymous
19 days ago

Miami’s new tech industry has ZERO to do with DeathSantis who has no idea whats going on here since he doesnt return Suarez’s calls!! WAKE UP!

Anonymous
19 days ago

Why is the rest of the state experiencing a tech boom then, while Miami’s is just “Latin American operations?” Did you read the article?

Connor
19 days ago

Lol is that the same DeSantis that just tweeted about 2000 high tech and high paying space jobs coming to Florida?? He’s gonna win reelection and Miami wouldn’t be growing like it is without him as governor of our state

Anonymous
19 days ago

Northwestern has already committed to Miami with its Kellogg School of Management Miami MBA program. Focus on Northwestern! At least they are a top ten university and global brand.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Or at least invest in University of Miami. Perhaps with enough funding and new strategic leadership University of Miami can be transformed into an elite university.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Florida International University would be better

Anonymous
19 days ago

Does FIU even break top 100? At least UM has a chance…

Anonymous
18 days ago

No, more like top 200/250. And people honestly think FIU can be a supplier of top tech talent to make Miami a world leader in Tech?
People need to get real. Without top tech education in the area like SV, NYC, Boston, Austin

Anonymous
19 days ago

Maybe. They seem to have the money. But top students going into computer science don’t think of UM. The best bet would be to have UF establish a Miami campus. They’re the most prestigious school in the state with the best reputation to attract top students.

Anonymous
19 days ago

This is what folks don’t get. UM is a local party school that offers an overpriced education, which is more than can be said for most schools. If a partnership with a formal education institution is a must, UF is far and away the choice. In reality, that’s all window dressing. It’s the talent that matters and talent is not found in the faculty of universities.

Anonymous
19 days ago

That’s the executive MBA program. They use it also to attract LatAm talent. But the prestige comes from the full time MBA program and Kellogg PhDs. I don’t NU would see the benefit in scaling anything for tech education in Miami.

Anonymous
19 days ago

I am a NU grad. You are probably correct. Brain drain is a real problem for Florida. UM is probably Floridas only option in terms of building an elite university. NYU is probably the model. I don’t see any other FL universities working. A billion dollars could not make FIU out rank UM.

Anonymous
19 days ago

UF is a better option than UM. More talent, funding, prestige, etc.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Yeah I’d have to agree that UF is overall the best U in the state. The students I’ve met from there seem competitive with other top public Us in the US.
But with FIU already entrenched in Miami it would be tough for UF to open a satelitte campus here.
Why not have a partnership between UF & FIU in Miami to share intellectual know-how and develop more tech talent in Southern FL?

Anonymous
19 days ago

I think you may be right that it will difficult for FIU to outrank & have more prestige than UM. The dynamics are completely different b/w a public U and private U. The privates with money can move faster. UM does have a problem with image in terms of seriousness. Doubt the FANGs line up to recruit UM tech talent.
On the other hand FIU does have the diversity card which is back in vogue recently so if they can up their doctoral programs and attract better faculty in computer science, AI, data science they may be able to differentiate themselves in providing STEM graduates for the more diverse work force of the future. Prestige is a serious problem though.

Anonymous
19 days ago

LatAm *tuition, ftfy

Anonymous
20 days ago

Ok now we’re actually talking about long term planning. Low taxes can only get you so far. Need home grown talent to actually create industry. Quality university investments is what gets that done

Anonymous
20 days ago

Tampa Bay has been a tech hub for years. I guess it just not as sexy as Miami. Florida Poly was a USF satellite campus decades ago

Anonymous
19 days ago

What is a tampa?

Anonymous
19 days ago

One of the only places in Florida with a real economy not built off tourist or spring breakers

Anonymous
19 days ago

“What is a tampa?”

Numbskull, Tampa is a cigar!”

lol…

Anonymous
19 days ago

Partner with private tech companies to help bring the future of technology to the universities we already have. A partnership with Microsoft, Apple, Dell etc will have more credibility and attract more students. Also, many Miami residents do not have the time or money or dont need four-year degrees to work in tech jobs – forget four-year degrees and concentrate on speedy, affordable certifications and courses! Most tech entrepreneurs are college dropouts anyway!

Anonymous
19 days ago

Tech entrepreneurs for small time tech companies? All of the top tech companies hire from the elite tech schools or individuals who are great programmers, etc proven through projects, launching apps, hackers, etc. The likelihood of top companies hiring people with certificates rather than degrees is just false, misleading information. Take bootcamps for example. Sure they may be great and are more practical than degrees but how far up will that take you? Top employers even if founded by non-degreed founders hire from top academic programs, period!
If you disagree, show the proof through data and statistics, not by superficial, anecdotal stories.

Anonymous
19 days ago

This is good news b to such a clickbait title

Anonymous
20 days ago

Where is this said land?

Rick Ross
20 days ago

Lol @ the political shit at the end of the article. No factual basis included.

Anonymous
19 days ago

No, just COMMON SENSE!

Anonymous
20 days ago

Launch a Miami based Blockchain masters degree with concentrations for blockchain developers, crypto & DeFi and Web3 business models. That would draw attention to the area.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Not just a masters but a bachelors & associates degree & certificates from FIU, MDC, UM. There are still relatively few schools offering courses in the blockchain space in the US so there’s even an opportunity to launch inexpensive programs online like Georgia Tech has done in Computer & Data Science and CyberSecurity.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Thats fine but we also need shorter courses, certifications, job training, private-sector partnerships. Tech changes way too fast. Most of these tech entrepreneurs dont even have college degrees anyway.

Anonymous
19 days ago

INVEST IN FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Anonymous
19 days ago

Crypto Bro needs to go pound sand already.

Anonymous
18 days ago

If Fascism Ever Comes to America, It Will Come in the Name of Liberalism” – President Reagan🧐🧐🧐🧐🧐

Anonymous
18 days ago

^ Reagan declared in1980 his candidacy for the president of the United States of America right outside Philadelphia in Neshoba county Mississippi.

lol…

Anonymous
17 days ago

Reading the New York Magazine article was entertaining and interesting. Then you read the comments at the bottom of that article and you wonder, where do these negative, nasty, do-nothing losers come from?!?!?

Anonymous
16 days ago

growing poopoocaca

Anonymous
20 days ago

F DeathSantis! Suarez should continue to do what’s best for ALL the people

Anonymous
20 days ago

Suarez cant even manage to improve transit and fix the roads in Miami. But the guy loves being on instagram talking about “tech jobs coming”. lol

Anonymous
20 days ago

disagree – making way for brightline commuter line and encouraging investment through employment for the long-term success of the city

Anonymous
19 days ago

Brightline was in the works when Regaldo was Mayor.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Incentivizing more and longer commutes is a losing proposition in a north-south metro area like Miami and South Florida. Its one-dimensional geography means that, if anything, controlling the inflow of new folks and limiting the verticality of the city is more important to quality of life for residence than facilitating overall expansion.

Anonymous
19 days ago

By design, the Miami Mayor’s job is very limited – hes done a great job of promoting the city and putting it on the map for potential employers – getting away from just tourism and service jobs.

Anonymous
19 days ago

That’s because the Mayor of Miami doesn’t have much if any real power (unlike the county mayor).

Anonymous
20 days ago

F..k you.. I’m worried about my own neck!

– Gov DeSantis

lol…

Anonymous
19 days ago

The Mayor of Miami has almost no power to do anything — by design. The only real power he has is as a hype-man. The Mayor of Dade county, on the other hand has great power.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Wow Julio Frenk has really done a terrible job since Shalala left UM. What was on its way to becoming the “Harvard of the South” now isn’t even considered a high-end University. What a shame

Anonymous
20 days ago

They’ve said miami is the Harvard of the South since the 80s lmao

Anonymous
19 days ago

So have Vanderbilt, Duke, Rice, Emory, etc. All of them are equally cringeworthy. Boosting UM is not a panacea. It’s a party school that offers an over-priced education. Nothing more, nothing less. And that’s ok.