john-dixon_web.jpgMIAMI — The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust’s (MDEAT) Economic Development Action Committee is hosting the 2013 MDEAT Economic Development Summit on Friday, Sept. 13.

The event is set for 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Miami-Dade Public Library Downtown Main Branch, 101 W. Flagler St. in Miami. “This is a great opportunity for economic professionals, CBOs and the community at large to provide their expertise and input on some of the most valuable real estate in Miami-Dade County,” said John E. Dixon Jr., MDEAT executive director.

Highlighted will be discussions on economic growth and development in Targeted Urban Areas (TUAs) that stretch from Florida City to the city of Miami Gardens. 

Community leaders will join together to start the development of a regional plan, officials said, as the MDEAT Economic Development Action Committee (EDAC) continues to focus on the needs of the business community, how to address those needs, and how to implement specific initiatives to assist the public and private sector.

A significant TUA study by Miami-Dade County’s Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources will be presented during the event by Robert Cruz, chief economist. MDEAT will also provide an update on last year’s doable deeds.

The agency has been active in redevelopment and revitalization concerns ranging from the Ponciana Park project, to the Mami-Dade County Teen Court, to the MDEAT Youth Action Committee (YAC) which hosted a series of community forums, an initiative allowing citizens to voice their concerns about how crime and other issues impact their community, specifically the youth. 

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