Business Development

MDEAT helps small businesses expand their market share through free business expos, capital grants, business discussions and networking activities to help you grow your business. It also helps fund training in industries where residents are underrepresented.

MDEAT is designed to act as a catalyst for economic vitality in the county’s Targeted Urban Areas. The advancement of underserved populations – such as predominately Black communities -- are constricted by chronic levels of socio-economic issues. Thus, MDEAT concentrates its efforts in helping struggling populations gain advantages through opportunities that help expose small businesses to a growing market share, provide training and job opportunities for adults and teens and provide capital through micro grants. The agency further advocates policy aimed at improving the economic and social well-being of the community and individuals it serves through its Economic Development Action Committee. The committee advocates for economic parity between the Black community and the community-at-large so that all Miami-Dade County residents can live a safe, healthy and prosperous existence.

How to Apply:

You must visit MDEAT website to do the following:

  1. Register as a vendor for the annual MLK Business Expo.
  2. Complete grant application for the upcoming capital grant opportunity when announced.
  3. Sign up to receive notices about upcoming educational and networking opportunities, business breakfast discussions, new initiatives and special events.


Email / Mail

Economic Advocacy Trust

John Dixon, Executive Director

Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street,
Suite 2032
Miami, FL 33128
305-375-5661 | [email protected]

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