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Miami Named Happiest City to Work in the U.S.

by | Feb 20, 2016
Miami is the happiest city to work in the U.S., according to new ranking from CareerBliss. The Irvine, Calif.-based career website studied data from thousands of people around the nation, and selected Miami because of its growing technology industry, startup companies, world-class beaches, outdoor lifestyle and more.

Mark Sadek
2016 Chairman of the Board
MIAMI Association of Realtors®

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Miami is the happiest city to work in the U.S., according to new ranking from CareerBliss. The Irvine, Calif.-based career website studied data from thousands of people around the nation, and selected Miami because of its growing technology industry, startup companies, world-class beaches, outdoor lifestyle and more.

Once reliant on just tourism and real estate, Miami has diversified its economy to become one of the world's top business hubs. Venture capital, hedge funds, private equity and technology firms are relocating to South Florida because of its strong startup network, reputation for aggressive development and multilingual population.

Miami's technology hub is being led and supported by a strong ecosystem. Organizations such as eMerge Americas, the Idea Center and Venture Hive provide resources to incoming software, technology and IT entrepreneurs. The results are impressive, according to Endeavor Miami. In 2014, Miami-based startups attracted about $49.4 million in venture funding.

The strong economy is leading to more people relocating to South Florida. Miami, for example, grew the fastest among the nation's large cities from 2010 to 2014. The city's population increased 7.7 percent, from 399,457 residents in 2010 to an estimated 430,332 in 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

CareerBliss analyzed the following key factors to arrive at its Happiest Cities to Work ranking: an employee's relationship with his or her boss and co-workers, work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, daily tasks, and job control over the work that they do on a daily basis.

The top-10 happiest cities to work in the U.S., according to CareerBliss:

  1. Miami
  2. Jersey City, N.J.
  3. Mountain view, Calif.
  4. Brooklyn, N.Y.
  5. San Jose, Calif.
  6. Redmond, Wash.
  7. Los Angeles
  8. Arlington, Va.
  9. San Francisco
  10. Buffalo, N.Y.

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