By Nyam Daniel
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said the county showed its resilience over the last year.
Levine Cava said the county is “stronger than ever” during her second state of the county speech on Monday. Like everywhere else, the county faced economic challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it also faced a crime surge and the tragedy of the Surfside condominium collapse.
The mayor said the county changed building code policy in response to the building collapse.
Levine Cava touted the county’s economic recovery on Monday, highlighting Miami-Dade ranking as the best-recovered county in the nation.
“We’re making historic investments in Miami-Dade’s workforce and small businesses to ensure our residents are positioned to succeed in the fastest-growing industries, from tech to healthcare to construction, agriculture and more,” Levine Cava said. “We’re building bridges for the future between industry leaders and the people who power our economy.”
She also said the county is currently focused on reducing gun violence, addressing climate change, house affordability and sewage upgrades.