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^^ CalleOchoGringo:), Great Posts all today,:banana: Your Hot to go, Great Reads,:coffee: Thanks, :cheers1:
Keep Posting, amd look at the Paarmount LIVE Webcam, Looks Like a Cruise Ship lanfed in ther Port of Miami , the wrong way, I mean it look Now, at thast 699 Tower Thread, now and tell ,e what you see ast the Port of Miami, LIVE Movinmdg Webcam, Please., Look now it's raining there too,:cheers1:
Plesae CalleOchoGringo, Look at the a post I posted witht the LIVE Wevcam Website, a Cruse Ship Parked the the Port of Miami , the wrong way, into the Port, of Miami, :nuts:
 

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^^ CalleOchoGringo :) Great RACE for sure, 2020, is the date,
:cheers:This Race in Downtown Miami would be Great EARLY of February, 2020, with the Miami Superbowl 54 at the same time and weekend, this os a Great Deal with the City of Moon Over Miami Cranes and commissionner's for THIS Deal is Great for Miami :yes: I can't wait, :popcorn:
2020, :banana:IS THE YEAR !! :cheers1:
 

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http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2018/09/18/fyi-miami-september-20-2018/

PARKING FEES TO RISE: Residents of the City of Miami will be spared a hike in parking rates proposed and recommended by the Off-Street Parking Board and Miami Parking Authority. City commissioners approved on first reading the planned cost increases Sept. 13, only after agreeing to exclude city residents from getting hit with the increase. For most on-street parking spaces, the rate would rise from $1.75 an hour to $3. Many monthly permits would jump from $70 to $90. There are exceptions. For example, a monthly Design District parking permit would go from $75 to $110. The current $2 an hour on-street rate in Brickell would climb to $3. The Brickell monthly permit cost would rise from $110 to $200. The rate increases, the first in nearly a decade, were recommended for approval in late July by the parking board. A second and final vote may be set for late October.
 

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Another win for PortMiami..

Virgin Group plans terminal project at PortMiami

London-based Virgin Group plans to build a terminal at PortMiami for Plantation-based Virgin Voyages.

The 10,000-square-foot terminal would be on the northwest side of the port. Construction would start next year and is expected to be completed by November 2021, depending on whether the Board of County Commissioners approves the project in the next two weeks.

Virgin Voyages SVP of Design Dee Cooper said the terminal will cost about $140 million to $150 million. Its design will be inspired by the history and heritage of Miami Beach.

PortMiami Director Juan M. Kuryla said the economic impact of the project "is huge."

"We're thrilled. It's sort of a dream come true," Kuryla said. "When we heard the announcement that Virgin was starting a cruise line, our role at the time was to touch base and see what we could do to incentivize."

Virgin Voyages is an adults-only cruise company. It's a joint venture between Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Boston-based Bain Capital. Its first ship, Scarlet Lady, will sail from Miami starting in 2020. The company's second ship will sail from Miami during the fall and winter cruise season of 2021 and 2022.

The cruise line recently announced that Cuba would be Scarlet Lady's first destination.

"It's just great to be based here. We're getting very involved with Miami," Branson said. "I'm sure there'll be lots of other fun, wonderful things that we'll be doing here in Miami in years to come."

Branson said Virgin Hotels will be building a hotel in Miami, but did not offer details beyond the fact that the company is seeking a location for it.

Virgin Group continues to expand its footprint in the tri-county area. It recently inked a strategic partnership and trademark licensing agreement with private intercity railroad Brightline. As part of the partnership, the Miami-based company will change its name to Virgin Trains USA this month, and transition to Virgin Trains USA branding in 2019. Virgin Group will make a minority investment that will be "managed and operated by Brightline's executives team and affiliates of Fortress Investment Group." Days after announcing the partnership, Brightline filed to go public, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

https://www.bizjournals.com/southfl...roup-plans-terminal-project-at-portmiami.html
 

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From a CNN article detailing Apple’s expansion plans across the US. Small blurb about Miami:

It will also add hundreds of new jobs to its existing operations in half a dozen US cities, including New York, Boston, Pittsburgh and Portland, "with the potential for additional expansion elsewhere in the US over time." Apple predicts its Miami office will double in size.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/13/tech/apple-campus-austin-texas/index.html

Unclear how big the current office is but great news any time we have Apple corporate jobs coming to Miami.
 

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Miamians still aren’t earning as much as they did 10 years ago. It’s worse in Broward.
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article222757360.html

South Florida has come a long way since the Great Recession tanked the local economy. But new Census data show the region’s income and poverty levels have not yet fully recovered to the buying power of the mid-2000s.

In 2017, Miami-Dade’s median household income increased nearly 9 percent over 2016, to $49,930. (Median means half the earners make more, and half make less.) But if you adjust for inflation, the median income for Dade in 2007 of $43,650 would equal $53,053 in 2017 dollars — meaning Miamians are still down about 7.5 percent.

In Broward, the median annual household income grew nearly 5 percent from 2016 to $56,842. In 2007, the Broward median was $52,670, equal to $63,957 in 2017 dollars. That puts Broward down about 11 percent for the decade.

The good news: Local poverty rates have dropped for the past four years; in 2017, the Miami-Dade rate was 16.6 percent. But that’s still above the 2007 rate of 15.3 percent.

About 450,000 Miami-Dade residents now live below the poverty line, a 27 percent increase from about 356,000 in 2007. (Overall, the county grew by 254,000, or about 10 percent.)

In Broward, the poverty rate has also fallen, to 13.1 percent — about 250,000 individuals. In 2007, Broward’s poverty rate stood at 11.3 percent, or about 198,000 individuals.

The takeaway from the study: While Miami’s middle class shows signs of growth, Broward’s appears to be stagnating.

Over the past five years, Miami-Dade households making between $50,000 and $100,000 climbed 2 percentage points to 27.9 percent. That far outpaces the national growth of 0.3 points to 30.1 percent. But in Broward, those making $50,000 to $100,000 grew by only 0.4 percentage points, to 29.8 percent.

Jonathan Rothbaum, chief of the Income Statistics Branch in the Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division of the U.S. Census Bureau, said it is possible the slower income growth in Broward reflects population shifts.

“If you saw lower-income people moving from [Broward to Dade], that is possibly [the reason for these findings],” he said.

The data suggest South Floridians may see Broward as a better bargain, luring former Dade residents to move north. Between April 2010 and July 2017, about 165,000 left Miami-Dade for other U.S. destinations. More than 27,750 went to Broward.

One of them was digital marketing manager Jo Viscaino. When she found herself without a job, her best job opportunity was in Fort Lauderdale. She’s now been there about three years. And though she wouldn’t say what she is earning, it’s more than when she worked in Miami, she said.

“Broward is slower pace and it coincided with my own spiritual growth,” she said. “I can meditate, go kayaking, state parks are near by and I don’t get catcalled the minute I walk out my front door.”

She is no longer at the job that took her one county north — and is in fact paying about $200 more in rent than when she was living in Miami. But she has stayed in Fort Lauderdale.

“Now I’m just trying to keep head above water,” she said. “In Fort Lauderdale, if you don’t want to end up in a dangerous neighborhood, [you have to pay more].”

Still, Viscaino says she’s homesick for Miami, espeicially its music scene. She gives the odds of moving back at 50-50, even though the cost of living has climbed since she moved north.

Broward can sometimes be too laid-back, she said. “It’s the capital of cargo shorts and flip-flops.”

Miami teaches you to hustle hard. “Broward does not,” she said.
 

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Miami-Dade jobs shoot skyward, led by construction
https://www.miamitodaynews.com/2019/01/01/miami-dade-jobs-shoot-skyward-led-by-construction-2/

Late 2018 Miami-Dade jobs data shot skyward in virtually every category, as unemployment fell to its lowest level since at least 2007, the labor force grew but those at work increased even faster, and construction gains put thousands more back to work over the past year.

The county’s workforce, which had contracted for several months, grew by 6,600 people in November to 1,364,300, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, while the number of people actually on the job grew by 11,300 in the month to 1,308,900.

The gains pushed county unemployment down to 3.2%, lower than anything in the federal data bank for the county stretching back more than a decade, and perhaps much farther. That left the number unemployed at 44,200, a fraction of the 151,466 unemployed here in August 2009 at the depths of the Great Recession, when the jobless rate was 12.4%.

Leading the job growth has been construction, with a 12-month jobs gain here of 16.7%, an added 7,900 jobs to total 55,200.

Total construction starts in South Florida in November alone were worth $613.9 million, according to Dodge Data & Analytics, up 41% in starts from November 2017. Nonresidential construction starts values rose 47% in the month and residential rose 36%.

For the first 11 months of 2018, total construction values rose 14% – still a bit slower than the pace of construction job gains. Nonresidential starts for the first 11 months were unchanged in value from 2017, but the value of residential starts rose 28%, Dodge reported. Those total starts in the tri-county area were valued at nearly $10.5 billion.

While our construction jobs gain was rapid, the total of jobs added in the sector paled beside the 24,000 for the Houston area in the past 12 months or the 17,500 in Phoenix, 14,800 in Dallas or 11,100 in Orlando, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.
 

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Billionaire Carl Icahn moving business from NY to Florida for lower taxes: report

Carl Icahn, the legendary investor, has told employees that he is moving his company from New York to Miami and a report said his decision to move is based on the Big Apple’s higher taxes.
Icahn, 83, whose net worth is about $20.4 billion, is set to move his home and business from the city due to the taxes, sources told Bloomberg. The report said that it is not uncommon for billionaires to settle in the state which is one of seven without a personal income tax. The report pointed to New York’s 8.82 percent rate.
President Trump’s 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts put a limit on federal deduction for state and local taxes, the report said.
The New York Post, which first reported on the upcoming move, reported that Icahn invited staffers to join him in Miami and offered a $50,000 “relocation benefit.” The paper reported that employees who want to stay in New York will be let go without severance. He has about 50 employees. Half reportedly took the offer.
“After spending my entire career in New York, while I certainly do not wish to retire, I’ve decided that at this point in my life I’d like to enjoy a warmer climate and a more casual pace year-round,” he wrote to employees, according to the Post.

Icahn served as a Trump adviser on corporate regulatory reform.
Edmund DeMarche is a news editor for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @EDeMarche.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/billiona...ess-from-ny-to-florida-for-lower-taxes-report
 
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