We are a data-driven research initiative producing assessments of key trends shaping the region. Through reports and visiting thought-leaders, MUFI disseminates information to help inform the broad strategic vision for local private and public stakeholders.


A joint effort between Florida International University’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) and Creative Class Group, generously supported in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Mana Wynwood.


MUFI is an initiative of, by, and for our community. We would love to have your support.

Read Our Reports

Greater Miami’s Talent Scorecard

Will Miami’s Growth Be Cut Short By Sea-level Rise?

Stuck in Traffic: For Greater Miami to Become a Leading Startup Hub, Better Mobility Is a Must

Toward A More Inclusive Region: Inequality and Poverty in Greater Miami

Miami’s Housing Affordability Crisis

Miami After HQ2

Benchmarking Miami’s Globalization

Benchmarking Miami’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Benchmarking Miami’s Growth and Competitiveness

Benchmarking Miami’s Talent Base

Miami’s New Urban Crisis

MUFI 2017-2018 Reports

Events Recaps

CEO Conversation with SPUR – Miami: Past, Present, and Future

April 23rd, 2019

International Economic Forum of the Americas, World Strategic Forum

April 1st, 2019

North Miami Mayor’s 1st Quarter Business Luncheon: Inclusive Prosperity- NoMi in Today’s Creative Economy

March 5th, 2019

Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Goals Conference: Vision for 2020

February 22nd, 2019

Miami Herald CEO Roundtable: South Florida After HQ2-What did we learn from our Amazon adventure?

January 29th, 2019

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce 2018 Impact Conference-Miami Urban Future Initiative

June 1st, 2018

Innovation and the City: Equitable Growth or Growing Divides?

April 24th, 2018

International Economic Forum of the Americas, World Strategic Forum

April 16th, 2018

Miami and “The New Localism” – Miami Urban Future Initiative

February 22nd, 2018

ULI Southeast Florida Young Leader’s Event | The Rise of Miami’s Arts + Entertainment District

February 1st, 2018

Miami’s New Urban Crisis by FIU | Miami Urban Future Initiative

December 7th, 2017

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“The shift toward inclusive prosperity will not take place overnight. It begins with local leaders viewing equity and economic development as a mutual goal and continues with a new strategy for a fuller, fairer, and more prosperous urbanism-for-all.”

Richard Florida