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Miami-Dade Summit Addresses Economic Opprtunities In Black Neighborhoods

Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust held a daylong conference in downtown Miami to discuss economic opportunities in black neighborhoods.
Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust held a daylong conference in downtown Miami to discuss economic opportunities in black neighborhoods.

The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust held adaylongsummit in downtown Miami to talk about the needs of Miami’s black communities.

Some of the topics discussed were housing strategies and equal participation of black business owners in development projects.

Here's what some of the attendees had to say:

T. Willard Fair, president of the Urban League of Greater Miami:  Black politicians in Miami-Dade have done "zero" to build black wealth in black neighborhoods.

T Willard says black politicians in @MiamiDadeCounty have done 0 to give black folks economic opportunities. @WLRN pic.twitter.com/HXtySAhXF8— Nadege C. Green (@NadegeGreen) September 18, 2015

Daniella Pierre, Liberty City resident and mother of two:There are not enough resources for the working poor and middle-class families.

@daniella33169 says working poor and middle class families in @MiamiDadeCounty don't have access and resources pic.twitter.com/sSpsezxksX— Nadege C. Green (@NadegeGreen) September 18, 2015

Aundrella Hamed , Miami-Dade resident:Black business owners have abandoned black neighborhoods.

Aundrella says she's seen black business owner abandon black neighborhoods in @MiamiDadeCounty @WLRN pic.twitter.com/ICRHkXRjR1— Nadege C. Green (@NadegeGreen) September 18, 2015

The Miami Dade Economic Advocacy Trust plans to schedule smaller neighborhood meetings throughout Miami-Dade County to talk to residents about their ideas on job creation, housing opportunities and youth programs.

For more information, contact the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust at 305-375-5661 or  MDEATInfo@miamidade.gov

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