Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has left no stone unturned in his attempt to woo Twitter from San Francisco. Suarez told Insider during an interview at City Hall on Wednesday. I think their rebranding fits our city, which is a city that places a premium on liberty and freedom of expression.
In early December, Suarez publicly urged Twitter to move its headquarters to Miami, tweeting suggestions to CEO Elon Musk. One of the richest people in the world, Elon Musk, who is also the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla.
Haven’t heard back from Suarez, even though the mayor tried to reach him through multiple channels. Suarez said the two have yet to receive a phone call about the possibility. Suarez said, I reached out to him through many different sources of people that I know who are close to him, people who are friends of his, former board members of his companies, people who have worked in the project.
Suarez proposed relocating the company’s headquarters from San Francisco after Forbes reported that city building inspectors had begun an investigation into reports that Twitter had converted several office rooms at its headquarters into bedrooms so that employees could sleep.
Elon Musk tweeted about the news and questioned San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s priorities. This is why the city of SF attacks companies providing beds for tired workers instead of ensuring that children are safe from fentanyl, he wrote.
Suarez then said on Twitter that it was time for the social media giant to make a geographic change for its business. Suarez, 45, is a Republican but the Miami mayor’s office is considered nonpartisan. Should Twitter make the jump to Miami, it would be far from the only large company to do so. Suarez is leading the city to become a major tech hub – a migration that became especially evident during the 2020 pandemic lockdown.
One of Miami’s biggest business beneficiaries was the hedge fund and financial services company Citadel, which moved its headquarters from Chicago. Citadel CEO Ken Griffin is a major donor to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and Suarez state that this type of business migration has led to Miami being called the capital of capital and a center for the aggregation and deployment of capital.
Large scale events like this one have the potential to change the dynamics and continue the process of changing the reputation of our city from a city that was just a place to go to have fun, or a place where you can retire is a place where you can do serious business, he said.
Suarez, who is of Cuban descent, told Insider that Musk’s relaunch of Twitter made it a strong fit for Miami because it’s a city that embodies the American dream and the desire to work hard and better yourself. A symbol of the American experience. I bow down Nearly three-quarters of Miami’s residents are Hispanic, and Suarez said many of the families who live here come from countries where freedoms are taken away.
As CEO of Twitter, Musk has promised to protect free speech. He changed Twitter’s content-moderation policies and reinstated some banned accounts, including that of former President Donald Trump. However, Elon Musk temporarily suspended the accounts of several journalists after he accused them of doxing. Some journalists wrote about the suspension of the Twitter account @ElonJet, which used publicly available information to track the whereabouts of Musk’s private jet.