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America's Best Cities For Global Trade 2015

Miami, FL

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Written by Haylle Sok

MIAMI, Florida
Population: 430,332
Unemployment: 5.7 percent
Sales Tax: 7.0 percent

Called the unofficial “Capital of Latin America,” Miami’s deep economic ties to that region figure only to grow as South America becomes a more significant market and when Cuba is re-opened for business. Miami International Airport and PortMiami are two of the nation’s busiest ports, owing much to South America and the Caribbean. Miami is all about international business; downtown is home to the largest concentration of international banks in the U.S.