Director of Development: Sean Smith
221 SW 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) is the largest marine trade organization in the Southeast United States dedicated to promoting, protecting, and growing the 110,000 middle class jobs in Broward County and 136,000 jobs regionally in marine businesses promoting boating lifestyles from family cruising and fishing to yachts and the goods and services that sustain them, driving the economic output to $8.8 billion in Broward County and $11.5 billion regionally.
Created in 1961, the not-for-profit trade group is focused on the sound growth of the marine industry in the South Florida Region to benefit its members, their customers, communities and the environment. The Association has more than 450 members in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties and is the owner of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Executive Director: Mark Bailey
3033 NW North River Drive, 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33142
The Miami River Marine Group (MRMG) is a private port cooperative trade association consisting of cargo carriers and marine related industry companies dedicated to preserving the Miami River as a working river--Florida's Fifth Largest Port. In the past ten years, improvements in local and international economies have been reflected by an increase in the activity and vitality of the working river. Goods shipped from the Miami River are sent to over 80 ports of call in the Caribbean and Central and South America. Just as Miami serves as the gateway to the Americas the Miami River serves as the shallow draft port for foreign flag vessels coming from similar shallow ports in this part of the world (shallow drafts are necessary for the Miami River which is only 15 feet deep).
Managing Director: Brett Bibeau
1407 NW 7 Street, Suite D
Miami, FL 33125
The Miami River Commission was formed by the Florida Legislature in 1998 as the official clearinghouse for all public policy and projects related to the Miami River. Its mission is to help ensure that government agencies, businesses and residents speak with one voice on river issues. In less than three years, the commission has brought about the river's first dredging in nearly 70 years, and put into motion a Greenways program to reclaim and enhance the river's environs and landscape. It has worked with varied interests to work with common cause to make the river stronger economically and environmentally. The commission seeks to improve every aspect of river life.