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The Sunshine Economy

The Sunshine Economy: The Tech Industry in South Florida


This is what it looks like when five insiders write letters to the South Florida technology industry of the future.

For several years now the tech industry here has been a mix of promise and proclamations. Miami has been listed among the places to become the next Silicon Valley even while many in the industry here resist that kind of hype.

We asked one group to address their letters to the Miami tech community of 2030, telling the future leaders a little about today's tech environment and their hopes for what it will be in 15 years. They were optimistic, realistic and, in one case, apologetic.

Listen for yourself (and read them below):


In a journalism career covering news from high global finance to neighborhood infrastructure, Tom Hudson is the Vice President of News and Special Correspondent for WLRN. He hosts and produces the Sunshine Economy and anchors the Florida Roundup in addition to leading the organization's news engagement strategy.