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Chris Caines








Chris Caines is the Executive Director at the FIU Miami Urban Future Initiative, an effort to provide data driven research on the state of Miami’s economy. Previously, he was Interim Miami Program Director at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation where he worked to develop and a community outreach and grant strategy focusing on advancing the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Miami. Chris was named a 2017 Harvard Business School Young American Leader and a 2018 Miami Herald Influencer: one of 50 leaders from across the state of Florida tapped to provide opinions and thought leadership as to the direction of the state in advance of the 2018 midterm elections.