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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, […]

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Ruth’s List Florida again endorses ‘stalwart champion’ Eileen Higgins for Miami-Dade Commission re-election

So far, Higgins is unopposed. Miami-Dade Commissioner Eileen Higgins again has the backing of Ruth’s List Florida, an abortion rights group that exclusively supports Democratic women. It’s the third time the organization has endorsed Higgins, dating back to her successful 2018 Special Election run for the County Commission’s District 5 seat, to which she won re-election in 2020. She’s now seeking her second

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Miami Herald: As virus rages, S. Florida residents cling to government aid. What happens when it runs out?

With about one out of every nine Miami-Dade workers — and nearly one out of every six in Broward — still out of a job due to the coronavirus pandemic, a question lingers in South Florida: How long can the region stave off an even worse economic disaster? Greater Miami ranks as one of the

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Local 10: Surge teams in Miami-Dade going door to door to COVID hotspots

Florida is shattering the record again, nearly 9,600 new positive COVID-19 reported in the last 24-hours. The state’s highest numbers are Miami-Dade County with 1,300 new cases. Little Havana is one of several neighborhoods in Miami-Dade now designated a COVID-19 hotspots, along with Brownsville and Allapatah. Surge teams will soon be going door to door

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Miami Herald: They’re living in a COVID-19 hot spot. A ‘rapid-response team’ just visited the area

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins and her staff handed out supplies to residents in Little Havana most severely affected by rising numbers of COVID-19 cases. A member of Higgins’ team, who represents District 5, said Saturday’s effort was coordinated over two days. “We need these people to know they live in a hot spot,” Higgins

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Community Newspapers: “Commissioner Eileen Higgins brings residents, businesses, and workers together to reimagine a new, interconnected vision for Downtown Miami’s Government Center campus and urban core”

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins, together with the Miami-Dade County Regulatory and Resources Department (RER), hosted a visioning public workshop on “The Future of Downtown” at the Main Library Auditorium in Downtown Miami on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

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Miami Today: “Eileen Higgins: Brings her business experience to the county commission”

Eileen Higgins stays busy. The freshman Miami-Dade commissioner, now seven months into representing District 5, works long hours and makes it a point every week to visit all parts of her district, made up of portions of Miami, Miami Beach and unincorporated Fisher Island. This year, in her first full legislative session, Ms. Higgins will

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Miami Today: “Commissioner calls for affordable housing summit”

To infuse new ideas into housing, Miami-Dade Commissioner Dennis Moss is calling for an “affordable housing summit” where decision-makers and experts can jointly target solutions. On Monday, at the first Housing, Social Services and Economic Development Committee meeting, Mr. Moss, the chairman, said he also wants county departments to submit “reaching” ideas that “would really

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