PortMiami director tells EDC about impact, future of port

PortMiami director tells EDC about impact, future of port

PortMiami Director Bill Johnson addresses
members of the Economic Development council.

Bill Johnson, the director of PortMiami, was the guest speaker during a special Community Outreach Luncheon sponsored by the Economic Development Council of South Miami-Dade (EDC). The title of his presentation was “PortMiami: Full Speed Ahead,” which described the future of the port and operations there, and their impact on businesses and residents of South Florida.

PortMiami is the 11th largest container port in the nation and the busiest cruise port in the world, which makes it “the second largest economic engine in Miami-Dade County.” It generates $18 billion in revenue and provides more than 180,000 direct and indirect well paying jobs for South Florida.

Also speaking was George Foyo, the cochair of the Beacon Council’s “One Community One Goal.”

The luncheon took place in the Palm Room at Palmetto Bay Village Center, 18001 Old Cutler Rd., on Thursday, Mar. 28. Lunch was sponsored by International Container Terminal Services Inc.

The EDC also has a business-training program with classes available for anyone wanting to start a business, grow a business, or just sharpen their business skills. Each course features a total of nine classes 90 minutes in length taught by successful, local, community business leaders and academicians. The program is sponsored in part by the Office of Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell, in partnership with Miami Dade College’s Homestead Campus.

For information on upcoming meetings or the business-training program, send an email to info@edcsouthdade.com or call 305-378-9470.

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