The City of Miami, and especially its Mayor Francis Suarez, has decided to seize upon the heavily taxed state business exodus and unroll the red carpet for tech companies. Mayor Suarez has been aggressive and he has been very clear that Miami is open for business. He is seizing the moment and doing so with purpose.
Mayor Suarez has personally chased companies expressing a willingness to move out of California’s Silicon Valley and New York’s silicon alley on Twitter. Last month, Varda Space co-founder Delian Asparouhov tweeted, “ok guys hear me out, what if we move silicon to Miami.” Mayor Suarez wrote four simple words in a Twitter response that started a nationwide buzz about Miami becoming a new tech hub, “How can I help?”