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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A new event is taking place in southeastern Wisconsin to help people understand their role in helping Latino businesses move forward.
Unlike a typical summit, attendees will have a chance to express their needs and concerns to a number of experts in topics like capital, employee retention, state and local laws, and even healthcare.
The purpose is to connect entrepreneurs to local resources that will help their business opportunities like how they can be involved with the DNC and long term with local government.
Organizers explained what an event like this does for the community.
"Latinos are still the largest minority in the state. We account for all the net population growth in a for-county region," says Nelson Solar, President and CEO of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Southeast Wisconsin. "Yet, at this time, we are still lagging in terms of educational attainment, wages, and entrepreneurship."
Organizers plan on making the Latino Economic Unsummit an annual event and continue being a source for businesses year-round.