Miami Dade College Expands Small Business Programming with the Support of Commissioner Eileen Higgins

Miami, FL (Nov. 15, 2023) – The Idea Center at Miami Dade College (MDC) is expanding its partnership with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins with $180,000 for the Scale Up D5 program through her Elevate District 5 initiative.

Scale Up D5 provides small business owners in Miami-Dade County’s Commission District 5, which includes parts of Downtown Miami, Little Havana, and Miami Beach, with a unique opportunity to grow their businesses through classes led by subject matter experts, one-on-one coaching with business advisors, networking with community leaders and a pitch competition for a chance to win up to $5,000 in business grants.

“I am absolutely thrilled to relaunch and expand the Scale Up D5 program,” said Commissioner Eileen Higgins. “This initiative is close to my heart because it’s all about equipping our local entrepreneurs in District 5 with the tools and resources they need to thrive. Miami Dade College and The Idea Center continue being our partners in igniting the entrepreneurial spirit and supporting the small business community of District 5. Get ready for an exciting, transformative adventure as we Elevate and ScaleUp D5 together!”

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