howard-brown-c-fc.jpgMIAMI — The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) Economic Development Action Committee has kicked off its Second Annual Business Breakfast Series.

The first breakfast was held on Thursday, March 14 at Romo’s Restaurant in Opa-locka with Howard Brown, city of Opa-locka community development director as special guest speaker.  Brown spoke about new businesses that are opening up in the Opa-locka area and generating new job openings for Opa-locka residents.

The free event offered an opportunity for local business people to network with each other as well as have a direct dialogue with Brown, as well as with other Opa-locka and Miami-Dade County officials.

Attendees were also informed of the status of current projects in Opa-locka. “The best early morning business event I have ever been part (of),” Brown said. “It was quite refreshing to discuss business in Opa-locka with business people.” 

Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor Russell Benford said a few words and interacted with the attendees, and Opa-Locka Assistant City Manager David Chiverton also spoke to the business audience and encouraged them to network with each other.

MDEAT’s Economic Development Action Committee includes community leaders, economic development professionals, business representatives and individuals from the community, and serves as a vehicle for expressing community concerns about economic development projects and events.

The committee meets monthly at designated meeting sites to address citizens’ issues.  All meetings are open to the public.

For more information or to join MDEAT’s Economic Development Action Committee visit or call Maria Diaz de la Portilla at 305-375-5661, ext. 93472.