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Studies and Reports

Score Card Report

The “Report Card” and Targeted Urban Area (TUA) Analysis was prepared by the Florida International University (FIU) Metropolitan Center on behalf of the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT). Miami-Dade, Florida, County Code of Ordinances Article XLVIII, Section 2-505. (e) states “The Trust, in addition to providing quarterly financial reports, shall submit to the Board an Annual Report Card on the on the State of the Black Community in Miami-Dade County.

The report card shall include information on factors such as, but not limited to, the unemployment rate, the rates of business ownership, graduation rates, and homeownership rates within Miami-Dade County Black Community. The report card shall be presented to the Board and to the community.” The Annual Report Card will complement existing TUA profiles prepared by the Miami-Dade County Regulatory and Economic Resources Department.

Urban Land Institute: Southeast Florida/Caribbean Report

MDEAT convened a technical assistance panel (TAP) to help identify strategies to encourage economic development along an area in Miami known as the 79th Street Corridor and its adjacent neighborhoods. The TAP was asked to focus specifically on strategies and incentives that would result in catalytic projects at three priority locations that offered the highest potential for job creation for the area.

Unveiling of the Miami-Dade CityDNA, a Neighborhood Demographic Finder

Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) unveiled the Miami-Dade CityDNA on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at the Miami-Dade Public Library System, Main Library, Miami-Dade CityDNA is a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) that provides demographic, statistical and visualization data of neighborhoods across Miami-Dade County. MDEAT commissioned Social Compact to implement this system in Miami-Dade County in order to create a tool that allows business owners, consultants, academia, public employees, community activists, and others to obtain data such as income, population, and other demographics specific to a particular geographic area.

This tool generates charts, reports, and comparisons critical to following trends within a neighborhood’s economy, advocating key issues, and learning of potential impacts to governmental policies. The Miami-Dade City DNA presentation will show users how to access and use the system and promote its usefulness by illustrating examples of its effectiveness in the community.

Metro Miami Equity Summit 2011

Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) hosted a series of community events that convened community development leaders and experts to examine new ideas, develop strategies, and shape an equity agenda for Metro Miami that help to transform underserved neighborhoods, "Building Communities of Opportunity." A final report was compiled to document recommended actions.

Social Compact Study

To implement a plan of action, MDEAT requested a Miami-Dade Disparity Analysis Data Project conducted by Social Compact, a reputable Censes Research Company based out of Washington, DC.   Social Compact has pioneered the DrillDown™, a methodology to analyze inner-city markets and create accurate business-oriented profiles of "emerging" neighborhood markets.

The vital data from the DrillDown™, profiles is showing an information platform dedicated to measuring and understanding hidden business opportunities in Targeted Urban Areas (TUA's).  The market analysis can assist MDEAT and other local stakeholders to leverage neighborhood assets attracting investors, and creating safe and healthy neighborhoods in which to live, work, and do business.

Disparity Study

At the time of Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust's inception, it was a low point in race relations in Miami-Dade County and a great sense of distrust in the Black community existed, as a direct result of the McDuffie riots in the early 1980's. In 1983 Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust commissioned the first Comprehensive Analysis in order to "address and eradicate the disparities existing in the Black communities." The report also made recommendations to overcome the disparities in economics, jobs, education, housing, and criminal justice.

This baseline analysis was updated in 1993 and these baseline indices were revisited in 2006-2007 when Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust retained the consulting services of the Metropolitan Center at Florida International University (FIU) to prepare and complete an Assessment of the Black Community with the goal to examine and update these indices in order to determine the existing disparities within Miami-Dade County's Black communities.

The Thirty-Year Retrospective: the Status of the Black Community in Miami-Dade County  PDF is a result from this public opinion survey of Blacks in Miami-Dade County, conducted in March 2007 by the Metropolitan Center at Florida International University.

Download the complete report. PDF

Annual Report

Our Annual Report is a comprehensive report on our agency's activities throughout the preceding fiscal year. Annual reports are intended to give our local community and other interested people information about the agency's activities and financial position. Annual Reports are an important research tool that is available; it enables citizens to stay up-to-date on the agency's yearly outlook. 

You may download our annual report by clicking on the link below.  This allows our users to review an annual report in an easy and convenient manner.

If you cannot view PDF PDF files, you can download Acrobat Reader  for free from Adobe Systems, Inc. In order to use PDF files, you must have Acrobat installed on your computer.

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