The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County's Official Economic Development Partnership, is proud to host the Annual Beacon Awards in April 9th 2014. This premier event honors local businesses and organizations for their significant contributions to the Miami-Dade County economy in the areas of job creation, business expansion, corporate citizenship, and leadership. The Beacon Awards will highlight the new One Community One Goal (OCOG) Target Industries. OCOG is co-chaired by Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Art Torno and George Foyo. The Beacon Awards were first conceived as a part of The Beacon Council's Local Business Local Jobs outreach program, which focuses on business retention and expansion by addressing the needs of local businesses, and supporting the creation of new jobs in our community.