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Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) Hosts Second Annual MLK Business Expo

The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) and the West Perrine CDC recently hosted The Second Annual MLK Business EXPO in partnership with Economic Development Council of South Miami-Dade, Inc; Neighbors and Neighbors Association; Partners for Self-Employment; and Unique Coalition of Minority Business of South Dade, Inc. at the Palmetto Bay Village Center.

"The Second Annual MLK Business Expo was a success, and it was wonderful to see the local South Dade community come out and participate.”  MDEAT Executive Director John E. Dixon, Jr., said. “It was a great networking event for South Dade area businesses.”

The free event offered an opportunity for nearly 100 local businesses to build alliances, network, and expand their market share.  This event was a part of the West Perrine 33rd Annual MLK Celebration and was aimed at targeting businesses in South Dade and providing tools to help foster business growth and expansion. 

MDEAT Board Member Dr. Walter T. Richardson exclaimed, "It was refreshing to witness new and existing businesses share their vision with the community at the EXPO. The excitement was palpable!"

MDEAT’s Economic Development Division advocates for the creation of business opportunities in Targeted Urban Areas. Please email Economic Development Director Maria Diaz de La Portilla at MDIAZDE@miamidade.gov for more information about the agency’s economic development efforts.

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