MIAMI—All roads lead to and through Miami. That was the theme ofan event the Commercial Industrial Association of South Florida(CIASF) and CBRE Global Investors just held in Miami.

Tom Hudson, host and producer of WLRN's "TheSunshine Economy," moderated a panel that included Esteban BovoJr., Miami Dade County Commissioner (District 13);Oscar Gonzalez, Project Public Information Specialist forthe 826/835 Expansion Project (Palmetto & Dolphin Expressways);and Ken Roberts, CEO of World City Magazine.Ultimately, there was a lot of talk about planes, trains andautomobiles.

Gregory Owens, assistant director of BusinessRetention and Development for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department(MDAD), kicked off the discussion by laying out how MiamiInternational Airport, or MIA, stacks up against other airports.Beyond ranking as the number one airport in the US forinternational freight and second for international passengers, MIAis the only airline in the US with over 100 airlines. (There are102 to be exact).

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