Will Silicon Valley ruin Miami?

Will Silicon Valley ruin Miami?

By Financial Times

FT Weekend

Saturday, 12 February

Miami is hot right now. In the pandemic, more people moved to Florida than to any other state by a long shot. Chief among them were the tech elite, who have made Miami—one of America’s most diverse cities—their next big conquest. But what happens when Silicon Valley falls in love with a place with such a singular culture? Will a new tech migration help Miami, or hurt it? We go to Miami with writer Joel Stein to meet the people investing in 'Miami 2.0', from A-Rod to Mayor Francis Suarez to its newest residents. We also hear from Miamians who have lived there for decades.

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Links and mentions from the episode: 

–Joel Stein on how Miami became the most important city in America: https://on.ft.com/3LsiMfy 

–Alec Russell’s Lunch with Lea Ypi (ahead of next week’s episode): https://on.ft.com/3GHmi1J 

–Joel Stein is on Twitter at @thejoelstein

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Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design is by Breen Turner. 

"Miami" by Will Smith. Copyright Sony Music Entertainment


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