MIAMI, FL – In honor of the 2020 National Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week), the Minority Development Business Agency (MBDA) Export Center – Florida, will launch a “Buy MBE Day” in Florida on Saturday, September 19th. The MBDA Expo Center - Florida will join the national network of MBDA Business and Specialty Centers across the country in demonstrating support and commitment to the minority business community.
MIAMI-DADE – Today, on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava called attention to the need for more economic justice and to close the wage gap, particularly for women of color. She reconfirmed her commitment to racial justice and pay equity while presenting a proclamation during a community forum sponsored by the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women and The Women’s Fund.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida ― Broward Health welcomes Alisa Bert as vice president of financial operations. In her new role, Bert will provide strategic leadership and system-wide oversight of the daily operations of general accounting, financial planning, and patient billing services, including third-party reimbursements, financial and statistical reporting functions.
MIAMI —Miami International Airport began August with a triple shot of new air service, when it welcomed back three more airlines – each of which is serving international routes.
West Palm Beach, FL - In celebration of the National Black Business Month, The Mosaic Group (www.mosaicgroup.co), in partnership with the Urban League of Broward County (ULBC), will host the 10th Annual National Black Economic Conference (NBEC) August 21-22, 2020. This year’s conference will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MIAMI —Carnival Cruise Line recently announced new fleet plans and PortMiami is excited to be part of its offerings. Carnival’s second Excel-class vessel will be delivered in November 2022 and will homeport in Miami. In addition, Carnival Sensation will be replaced with the larger Carnival Sunrise offering passengers year-round 4- and 5-day itineraries upon cruise resumption.
Miami, FL ‐ Amerijet International, Inc. is excited to announce that Tim Strauss will join as its Chief Executive Officer effective August 17, 2020, based at the Company’s headquarters in Miami, FL. Tim is presently responsible for Air Canada’s cargo business and brings a deep air cargo background to the position, having also worked at Northwest/Delta Cargo, Hawaiian Airlines Cargo, and Emery Worldwide. He has considerable experience in both the commercial and operational areas of the air cargo business.
Miami, FL - In June 2020, the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Miami-Dade County was 11.5 percent. The County had a reduction of 73,800 nonagricultural payroll jobs (not seasonally adjusted), from June 2019 to June 2020 which was a 6.1 percentage point decrease. However, from May 2020 to June 2020, there was an increase of 36,300 nonagricultural payroll jobs.
MIAMI, Fl. — The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce (MDCC) recently distributed more than 50,000 reusable cloth masks to minority-owned businesses throughout Miami-Dade County to aid in decreasing the spread of COVID-19. The reusable cloth masks were provided to the MDCC by the Florida Department of Health (FDOH).
MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss is sponsoring an agreement that will go to the Board of County Commissioners at its July 8, 2020 meeting, that will sell land to Amazon in order for them to build a million square feet of warehouse space and provide 325 jobs in the Naranja area near Homestead Air Reserve Base. Amazon will make an investment of $80 million in its facilities, and the 325 permanent jobs created will provide salaries of at least $32,000. Moss has been working with the county administration on creating a logistics hub in the area for many years. Amazon will join FedEx, the Steel Mill and other projects that are being considered. Commissioner Moss stated that the South Dade area needs to stay tuned for other major announcements in the near future. The commissioner stated that he and the administration were close to finalizing a deal with Miami Wilds to build a water theme park at ZooMiami, and that the Larcenia Bullard Plaza in Richmond Heights is well under construction. Further, Moss said that there are other major projects that he is working on.
Piarco, Trinidad & Tobago,: Caribbean Airlines can report that the first quarter of 2020 was on course to be another successful period of performance, prior to the impact of COVID-19 in March.