Sister City Miami

Miami; while tourism continues to be one of Miami’s principal industries, Miami is a major center in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts and international trade. Miami is the 7th most populous center with an estimated population of 5.5 million people. In 2009 UBS ranked Miami as the 5thrichest city in the world based on purchasing power. In 2008, Forbes magazine ranked Miami "America's Cleanest City", for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets and city-wide recycling programs. 

Downtown Miami is finally becoming relevant as it evolves into an entirely new city with a landscape of cutting-edge skyscrapers. In fact,Downtown Miami is now emerging as one of the country’s fastest growing urban centers, the product of significant increases in population growth and commercial activity over the past two years.Miami is nicknamed the "Capital of Latin America", is the second-largest U.S. with a Spanish-speaking majority, and is a major television production center and the most important in the US for Spanish-language media. 

Downtown Miami is home to the largest concentration of International Banks in the United States, and is home to many large companies both nationally and internationally with 1,400 Latin American Headquarters of multinational corporations. The Civic Center is a major center for hospitals, research institutes, medical centers, and biotechnologyindustries. For more than two decades, the Port of Miami, known as the "Cruise Capital of the World," has been the number one cruise passenger port in the world, accommodating some of the worlds largest cruise ships and operations, and is currently the busiest in both passenger traffic and cruise lines.