Best City in Florida for Business Start-ups
Named #2 of America's Top 25 towns to
live well for its cultural amenities, pro-business
environments, and highly educated workforce
Awarded Playful City USA 2010-2013
Awarded Tree City USA 2008-2013
Recognized for Performance Management Successs
by ICMA Center for Performance Measures
City of Doral Ranks 51st in Top 100 Places to Live
and Launch a Business in the United States
Named the Third Best Place in the USA to Retire
by US News & World Report
96.4% of residents would recommend Doral as a
place to live and work and 95.6% rated the quality
of life as good/excellence.
Over 150,000 employees come to work every day in our city. Home to Fortune 500 companies and government headquarters such as:
- PBS & J Inc.
- Hellman Worldwide Logistics
- Miami-Dade County Police Department
- Miami-Dade County Fire-Rescue Department
- Federal Reserve Bank
- The Miami Herald
- Carnival Cruise Lines
- Doral Trump Golf Resort and Spa
- United States Southern Command
- Perry Ellis International
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
- Brinks Inc.
- Gold Coast Beverage (Pepsi-Cola)
The City has established noteworthy accomplishments since its incorporation only 10 years ago.
- World-class parks and cultural activities
- 5.3% unemployment rate (June 2013)
- Doral Trump Golf Resort and Spa is home to the famous Blue Monster and PGA Tournament
- Over 50 Financial Institutions
- 23 Hotels averaging over 85% occupancy rate
- The Doral Business Council (DBC) has 400 member businesses representing 60 industries
- Over ten Colleges, Universities and Technical Schools. Over 10 artistic-expression schools and multiple public, charter and private schools all having a grade “A” status
- One of the first Building Departments in the region conducting electronic plan reviews. Pioneered Early Start Permitting Program and Fire/DERM concurrent plan reviews
- A board game, “DORALOPOLY,” was created by the S.E. FL Lions Club celebrating the City’s entrepreneurial spirit
- Home to 14 of Miami-Dade County’s over 30 business parks
- Census reports over 12,000 businesses-Doral Quick Facts US Census planned for the future
- 30 Chambers and Business organizations in Doral
Trade and Commerce
- #1 City in Miami-Dade County with an average of 3,000 logistic related companies supporting national and international trade
- #1 Tile District in the USA
- Miami International Airport named 1st in International freight in the United States and 10th worldwide
- Miami International Airport and related aviation industries contribute 282,000 direct and indirect jobs
- Miami Free Zone offers over 850,000 square feet of duty-free warehouse, officer and showroom space for re-exported goods
- The Port of Miami contributes over $18 billion annually to the local economy, and as the largest international container port in Florida, moved almost 1 million TEUs last year, accounting for billions of tons worth of cargo last year, representing approximately 180,000 direct and indirect jobs.
- Nearly 12,000 units approved (1,500 currently under construction)
- Approximately 2 million square feet approved office
- Approximately 900.000 square feet approved retail
- Real downtown mixed use areas in progress
- 31,000 additional Residential unites (apartments/homes.) Residential population of 81,500 projected in 10-20 years
Doral's population has grown 77% in the last 8 years and 8,000 new home and mixed used units are planned in hte next 7 to 9 years.
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Source: The Jay Malina International Trade Consortium, (ITC), Beacon Council, Miami International Airport, US Bureau of Census 2000 population and housing expressed in 2008 data, ESRI forecast for 2008, Doral Circular Study 2007, Department of Labor, City of Doral Planning Department, City of Doral Business Census, Florida Custom Brokers and Forwarders Association, Doral Business Council (DBC). Figures may not add up due to rounding.