Former U.S. Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek, front center, at the Groundbreaking for her namesake Carrie Meek International Business Park.


Black PR Wire

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. – The Carrie Meek Foundation, Foundry Commercial and several partners will host the Carrie Meek International Business Park – Construction Vendor & Labor Opportunity Fair on Thursday, November 16.

The event takes place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Sherbondy Village Community Center, located at 215 N. Perviz Avenue in Opa-locka. Admission is free, but registration is required.

“This is a great opportunity for the community and those with business expertise to be a part of the plans for the Carrie Meek International Business Park,” said Tony Crapp, Sr., executive director of the Carrie Meek Foundation. “We invite everyone to join us to learn more about the project and find out how you can become engaged and actively a part of its success.”

During the fair, attendees will hear about the project first hand from the prime contractor and several subcontractors working to build and develop the International Business Park.

Participants will learn about the three phases of the project that are underway and hear from partners. This event is essential for businesses with the following expertise: asphalt, building maintenance, hand rails, concrete landscaping, curb and gutter, electrical, fencing, irrigation, painting, plumbing, sidewalks, signage, underground utilities, skilled laborers and more.

Local businesses, vendors and subcontractors are invited to participate. There will also be opportunities available for unskilled laborers. Applicants attending the fair should bring copies of their resumes, business cards, certificates and any construction and trade licenses.

The Carrie Meek Foundation is a charitable organization that sponsors and promotes programs in education, housing, health and economic development. It is committed to improving the quality of life for all residents of its community.

The foundation sustains former U.S. Congresswoman Meek’s work through grantmaking, civic engagement and community development. It is the legacy in action of one of the most visionary and productive public servants in U.S. history.

Throughout her educational career and her distinguished tenure in state and federal office, Carrie P. Meek has staunchly advocated equity and opportunity for poor and disenfranchised people.

Committed to taking bold, transformative steps, Meek has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life and create opportunities for all, especially the young, minorities and the disadvantaged.

Her belief that safe, decent, affordable housing should be accessible even to the most economically vulnerable populations is manifest in the thousands of affordable rental housing units constructed through her efforts in the Florida legislature.

For more information and to register for the Carrie Meek International Business Park Construction Vendor & Labor Opportunity Fair, contact Sonshine Communications at 305-948-8063.