Miami Herald: With all of its good news, Miami must make the most of this moment

The Miami Herald | Opinion
By: Tadd Schwartz

When it comes to valuing Miami’s stock, our city is trading at an all-time high.

The Miami Heat are in the NBA Finals. The Florida Panthers are vying for the Stanley Cup. Lionel Messi is headed to Inter Miami CF. Our commercial and residential real estate markets are outperforming the rest of the nation. Miami’s mayor is even rumored to be making a run for president.

At the same time, the Brickell Financial District has evolved into the “Wall Street of the South,” our labor market is among the strongest in the nation and the influx of people and businesses into South Florida is showing no signs of slowing down.

Our region’s brand has never been more visible or valuable, our economy has never been more robust, and yet the stakes for our community have never been greater.

For all of Miami’s strengths, near-term challenges and long-term threats abound.