More than 300 business and community leaders participated in the 2017 Key Ceremony presented by TD Bank recognizing new and expanding companies assisted by the Miami-Dade Beacon Council. This year, 43 companies which chose Miami-Dade were honored with a Key to the County by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, County Commissioners, City Officials and other dignitaries. The event included an interactive exhibit with the honorees during the Greenspoon Marder Company Showcase. The companies represented a variety of target industries including aviation, technology, trade & logistics, entertainment, manufacturing and healthcare. And they are doing business in diverse locations throughout our community, from North Miami to Kendall. “Tonight, we thank those businesses that fuel Miami-Dade County’s powerful economic engine,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez said. “There is no shortage of entrepreneurial talent in our community, and in partnership with the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, our goal is to provide businesses with the necessary environment and support to grow and bring even more jobs to our world-class community.”
“The Key Ceremony is our opportunity to salute the companies investing in Miami-Dade County,” Miami-Dade Beacon Council Chair Jaret L. Davis, Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office said. “We are pleased to have assisted 43 companies in the past year. Together, they will create and retain more than 2,400 direct jobs and generate $162 million in new capital investment.”
“TD Bank is proud once again to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council Key Ceremony. At TD we believe in strongly supporting the organizations and events that bring awareness to the needs of our local economy and bolster job growth. The Key Ceremony is an impactful way to formally welcome companies that are new to Miami Dade County and recognize those who have recently expanded here.” said Pablo Pino, TD Bank Market President for Commercial – South Florida.