The Real Deal Miami

Miami eyes downtown for tech city

June 20, 2012 11:15AM

Miami’s Downtown Development Authority is looking to promote the city as a potential “tech city” for technology entrepreneurs, Miami Today reported. “Downtown Miami is poised to be the next substantial hub for technology and innovation,” according to a report from Techniacs, a consulting firm hired by the DDA. Commissioner Marc Sarnoff said a meeting with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez  netted a verbal commitment to $1 million over four years to be spent on creating a tech hub downtown. “The place for tech in South Florida is downtown Miami,” said DDA Executive Director Alyce Robertson. “We have the assets, but the tech hub is pretty fragmented. How do we create an ecosystem? Other communities have done it successfully.” [Miami Today]