On Thursday, October 10th, Miami-Dade College (Wolfson Campus) hosted the next in the One Community One Goal Access Breakfast series, focused on Clean Energy and Resiliency. Florida Power & Light (FPL) President and CEO, Eric Silagy headlined the talk where he discussed FPL's ongoing efforts towards clean energy including nuclear and solar power. OCOG Co-Chairs, Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Nitin Motwani and Sheldon Anderson also spoke, as did Miami-Dade College's Executive Vice President and Provost, Lenore Rodicio. Mayor Gimenez touched on County-wide community initiatives while Ms. Rodicio focused on steps the College is taking to be a greener and more environmentally friendly facility.
MIAMI, Fla. – Slalom, the $1B modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation, has opened its Miami office located in South Florida, with plans to debut several more offices across the state over the next 24 months. Slalom’s Florida offices will employ more than 600 people statewide.
Black Men Talk Tech will hold their inaugural conference on October 23-24th at The Penthouse at Riverside Wharf. This networking event, entitled Unicorn Ambition, is the only national tech conference which exclusively seeks to provide support and resources to Black Men tech founderslooking to turn their growing startups into “unicorns”. Specifically geared toward entrepreneurs who have launched or are scaling startups, Black Men Talk Tech is an entrepreneurship collective promoting collaborations between Black Men and other members of the tech ecosystem. TheMiami-Dade Beacon Council is proud to partner with this exciting initiative and look forward to seeing you all there. Register today using code BEACONCOUNCIL for a special discount.
October 2019- When the Opportunity Zones (OZs) were created by the federal government in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, they were focused on 8,764 across the 50 states covering almost 35 million Americans. The program was designed to direct investment to regions with an average poverty rate over 32%, compared with the national average of 17%.