This section is in list format but may read better as prose You can help by converting this section if appropriate Editing help is available (October 2018). Miami Florida Business directory - Dissertation 1 History Environmental issues. 4.1 Water Economic prosperity in the 1920s stimulated tourism to Florida and related development of hotels and resort communities Combined with its sudden elevation in profile was the Florida land boom of the 1920s which brought a brief period of intense land development Devastating hurricanes in 1926 and 1928 followed by the Great Depression brought that period to a halt Florida's economy did not fully recover until the military buildup for World War II. Tamarac Climate American Airlines Arena home of the Miami Heat of the NBA In the early 1900s Government Cut was dredged along with a new channel to what now is known as Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami This new access to the mainland created the Main Channel which greatly improved the shipping access to the new port From these original dredging spoils which were disposed on the south side of the new Main Channel new islands were inadvertently created which later became Dodge Lummus and Sam's Island along with several other smaller islands. In the 1980s Miami became one of the United States' largest transshipment point for cocaine from Colombia Bolivia and Peru the drug industry brought billions of dollars into Miami which were quickly funneled through front organizations into the local economy Luxury car dealerships five-star hotels condominium developments swanky nightclubs major commercial developments and other signs of prosperity began rising all over the city As the money arrived so did a violent crime wave that lasted through the early 1990s the popular television program Miami Vice which dealt with counter-narcotics agents in an idyllic upper-class rendition of Miami spread the city's image as one of America's most glamorous subtropical paradises. Concourse J is the newest concourse having opened on August 29 2007 Part of the airport's South Terminal project the concourse was designed by Carlos Zapata and M.G.E one of the largest Hispanic-owned architecture firms in Florida the concourse features 15 international-capable gates as well as the airport's only gate with 3 jet bridges specifically designed for the Airbus A380 the concourse added a third international arrivals hall to the airport supplementing the existing ones at Concourses B (since replaced by the facility at Concourse D) and Concourse E while significantly relieving overcrowding at these two facilities, A 2013 Gallup poll indicated that 47% of the residents agreed that Florida was the best state to live in Results in other states ranged from a low of 18% to a high of 77%, Miami International Airport covers 1,335 hectares (3,300 acres) and has four runways:. . .
. From the Glades peoples two major nations emerged in the area: the Calusa and the Tequesta the Calusa was the largest and most powerful nation in South Florida it controlled fifty villages located on Florida's west coast around Lake Okeechobee and on the Florida Keys Most Calusa villages were located at the mouths of rivers or on key islands the Calusa were hunter-gatherers who lived on small game fish turtles alligators shellfish and various plants Most of their tools were made of bone or teeth although sharpened reeds were also effective for hunting or war Calusa weapons consisted of bows and arrows atlatls and spears Canoes were used for transportation and South Florida tribes often canoed through the Everglades but rarely lived in them Canoe trips to Cuba were also common. . 15 See also 954 and 754 Broward County, Jacksonville JAX Jacksonville International Airport Medium Hub 2,701,861 Miami accent 1930 1,468,211 51.6% The Battle of Olustee during the American Civil War 1864. Politically speaking the region is heavily Democratic Broward County is the second most reliably Democratic county in the state behind only Gadsden County Palm Beach County like Broward is largely Democratic as well especially amongst its Jewish community while the rest of Florida tends to follow Southern politics and vote more Republican with the exception of certain parts of Florida where Southern culture is not as influential With a majority Hispanic population in Miami-Dade Republican votes are mainly by older generations of Cuban Americans most of whom had fled to the United States to escape the Communist reign of Fidel Castro but Miami-Dade County still remains very Democratic when compared with most of Florida's other counties in the 2016 presidential election 62.3% of voters in the Miami metropolitan area voted Democratic This was the 6th highest of any metro area in the United States.