Media Advisory

Press Conference: NCLR to Release Analysis of How Hispanics Are Faring in Florida’s Economy; Future Outlook for Progress

May 19, 2016

Camila Gallardo
(305) 215-4259

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will be joined by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando and NCLR Affiliate Hispanic Unity of Florida at a morning press conference to release findings of an NCLR report titled “Latinos in the Sunshine State: Building a Brighter Economic Future.”

Florida is home to the nation’s third-largest Hispanic population and by 2028, it is projected that minorities in the state will become the majority population. Findings from the report detail how Latino workers, investors, entrepreneurs and consumers help shape Florida’s economy. In addition, the report examines Hispanic wage disparities, retirement savings, wealth, and their status with respect to homeownership and income.

Presenters will provide important insight on what these trends signal for the state’s economy and the nation as well as steps that leaders within the policy and private sectors can take that will help maximize the economic contributions of the Hispanic community. The press conference will be followed by a closed-door roundtable discussion with local corporate and community leaders.

To RSVP for the press conference or for additional information, please contact Camila Gallardo at or (305) 215-4259.


WHAT: Press conference to release findings of NCLR report titled “Latinos in the Sunshine State: Building a Brighter Economic Future”
WHEN: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
  11:00 a.m. EDT
WHERE: The Biltmore Hotel
  Alhambra Ballroom
  1200 Anastasia Avenue 
  Coral Gables, FL 33134
WHO: Eric Rodriguez, Vice President, Office of Research, Advocacy and Legislation, NCLR 
  Lourdes Mola, Chair, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando
  Felipe Pinzon, Vice President of Programs, Hispanic Unity of Florida 


NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.