skyline of Miami reflected in water
Skyline of Miami

A spotlight from our list, 20 Best Places To Start A Business After the Pandemic

Miami’s mayor, Francis Suarez, has been pitching the city as a tech hub on Twitter and through panels in an effort to attract entrepreneurs and investors leaving other metro areas, like San Francisco and New York City. The city — which markets itself as the gateway to Latin America — was on the rise before the pandemic. Miami is known for its diversity and the share of its population that are immigrants. With low taxes and high start up rate, Miami ranks #7.

Events and Meetups:

The city hosts numerous entrepreneurial events each year, including eMerge Americas, a technology conference typically held in the spring, and Black Men Talk Tech, an annual unicorn ambition conference held in the fall.

Restaurants and Gathering Places:

The city specializes in Haitian, Cuban and Asian Fusion foods. Refresh Miami, a nonprofit working to connect the startup community, suggests checking out Cuban restaurant Sergio’s, Peruvian restaurant CVI.CHE 105 or Argentine restaurant Grazianos, among dozens of other favorites it lists in its comprehensive guide to the city.

Outdoor Activities: 

Miami is steps away from the beach. With that comes typical beach activities– such as sailing, biking and scuba diving.  It’s also about an hour away from Everglades National Park, which is about 1.5 million acres.

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