john-dixon_web.jpgMIAMI — 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,” said MDEAT Executive Director John E. Dixon Jr. “It was a great networking event for South Dade area businesses.”

The free event on Jan. 17 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 said, “It was refreshing to witness new and existing businesses share their mision 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 for more information about the agency’s economic development efforts.