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Miami Dade Economic Advocacy Trust
"Transformation 305 Listening Tour"

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William "Bill" Diggs
Executive Director


The legacies of noted business tycoon D.A. Dorsey, entrepreneur M. Athalie Range, and insurance salesman Arthur McDuffie reflect an undeniable truth: One voice can transform a community. As executive director, I invite you to elevate your voice to help the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) transform our community by participating in our upcoming Disparity Study. Your first step begins by participating in this survey. The agency is hosting a Transformation Listening Tour that includes a series of virtual and in-person focus groups in the coming weeks.


Empowered by the County charter, MDEAT ensures the equitable participation of Blacks in Miami-Dade County's economic growth through advocacy and monitoring of economic conditions and economic development initiatives. Every ten years, the agency conducts a disparity study to evaluate conditions and hear from residents throughout the targeted urban areas.


Your in-person attendance and/or virtual presence gives us specific accounts and suggestions that will shape our decisions to advocate and develop priorities. Your participation gives us the evidence to provide the best solutions because they came from YOU!!! Your voice matters.


These surveys cover areas of economic concern. We value your time, so this survey is short and to the point. Please take a few minutes and provide your input. 


Thank you for joining us in the noble work of creating the future we deserve.  .  ("click" here for survey).​


Join the
"Transformation 305"  Conversation...

Virtual Forums

Community Service Providers have a story to tell and we have scheduled several one (1) hour Virtual Sessions just for you to share with us.  If you are a Service Provider or just an interested party, please join us for a Category Specific chat. Register today for a session.

Human Services


Community Development 


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In-Person Focus Groups 

Your voice is most important to MDEAT.  It helps us to understand who we need to dialogue with and the topic of the conversation.  During the months of March through May, we will facilitate seven (7) regional in-person focus groups throughout Miami Dade County.  Click the link below to register for the focus group nearest to your community. (Dates and locations are being finalized.)



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Online Surveys

Your written comments are just as valuable to us as your spoken words.  If you are not able to attend the Virtual or In-Person Forums, please take 5-10 minutes and complete the surveys below that apply to you personally and/or professionally.  

Community at Large Survey

Elected Officials 

Education Providers

Health and Wellness Providers

Business and Economic Dev. Providers

Criminal Justice Providers

Community Dev. and Human Service Providers

Public Administrators and Organization Leaders

Youth Development 

For More Information, contact

Zachary Rinkins, PIO


305-375-5661  *

Miami Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) has commissioned a Countywide Disparity Study as mandated by County Code of Ordinances, Article XLVIII, Section 2-506(f) dictates “The Trust shall conduct a disparity study that examines the present economic conditions of Blacks in Miami-Dade County. This study shall be conducted every ten (10) years and submitted to the Board”.

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