Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation

has a special focus on the beautification of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard,

ensuring it is a show street across the United States.
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"Throughout its forty plus years of service, MLKEDC has risen to meet challenges threatening our community and 2020 was no exception. Our response to the pandemic was swift."
Christine King - President/CEO of MLKEDC

Over 25 years of business


Over 190 units developed

$66M +

Over $66 million dollars in development

Our Mission

Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation (MLKEDC) is a non-profit organization established in 1975 to serve the residents of Liberty City, Florida.

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our purpose

To ADVOCATE for and assist in the development of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and the Liberty City Community

To financially SUPPORT or conduct revenue generating businesses.

To IMPROVE the economic, educational, and social levels of underserved residents of the Liberty City

To PROMOTE the elimination of racial tensions, prejudice, discrimination, and economic inequalities

To PROVIDE information and to advocate for adequate low-cost housing in the target area

To ASSIST and support corporations and organizations organized for charitable, scientific, or educational purposes

To CULTIVATE low-income housing and engage in housing production to improve the living conditions of Liberty City residents

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Our Highlight

MLK Business Center

MLK Business Center located on Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., provides opportunities for business ownership, employment, and valuable services to families and individuals in the Liberty City community. Businesses occupying the space in the Business Centers include: EDUCATION - MEDICAL - LEGAL

MLKEDC offered free, limited legal advice and services to qualifying individuals and businesses living and operating within Liberty City. Legal services are offered through a partnership with the Law Office of Christine King, P.A.

The MLK Business Center is home to six(6) businesses with 100% occupancy; five (5) ofthe businesses minority owned.

All of the businesses located @ the MLK Business Center survived the economic downturn brought on by the pandemic. All of the businesses remained current with their lease agreements. Two of the businesses provided essential services offering life saving dialysis treatments and medical services that included free Covid testing and to date all of the businesses have returned to providing in personservice.

Complimentary fax and notary public services are provided to assist with the employment and business needs of residents of the community.

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