Doing Business While Black
The Sunshine Economy's The Color of Money: Doing Business While Black in South Florida episode hears from boycott organizer H.T. Smith and Don Peebles, the real estate developer who built the hotel that resulted from the boycott, The Royal Palm. Smith contends despite the much-touted diversity of South Florida, the economy is shared but separated along racial and ethnic lines. Peebles, meanwhile, is undertaking a new real-estate development project locally -- this one in the historically black neighborhood of Overtown in Miami.
Brian Brackeen founded the facial recognition software company Kairos in Miami. He's among the next generation of business leaders finding a fertile environment to grow his technology business globally from South Florida. What's changed from the days of the economic boycott, and what hasn't? Tell us below for our live chat during the show curated by producer Elaine Chen.
The Sunshine Economy series is sponsored by Kaufman Rossin and Company, one of Florida's largest independent accounting firms.