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For Immediate Release:
February 17, 2011
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Vice Chairwoman Edmonson selects 20 minority businesses for Green AP certification scholarships


Vice Chairwoman Edmonson selects 20 minority businesses for Green AP certification scholarships

Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson joined the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) on Friday, February 4, 2011 to select 20 minority contractors by lottery to take the GREEN AP examination. MDEAT will provide scholarships for each contractor to register for the exam. The event took place at the Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Center.

"As we know, small businesses are the backbone of the national economy and today's construction industries are utilizing green building concepts to address sustainability concerns," said Vice Chairwoman Edmonson. "This selection process will only further assist these minority contractors in enhancing their business while competing in the local and global market."

Some of the businesses were present during the LEED Green Lottery Drawing and they are standing proud ready to begin Phase III of the accreditation process.

Photo caption: Some of the businesses were present during the LEED Green Lottery Drawing and they are standing proud ready to begin Phase III of the accreditation process. (Centered around sign) - John Dixon, Executive Director, MDEAT; Miami-Dade Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson, District 3; H. Leigh Toney, MDEAT Economic Development Committee and Miami Dade College; Ron Butler, Chairman, MDEAT Economic Development Committee, and (end right) - Maria Diaz De La Portilla, Economic Development, Division Director.

(Photo by Armando Rodriquez, GIC)