Miami is the land of opportunity for Latinos that come to the United States to find a better life. The political changes and the commodity boom across Latin American have given more Hispanics the opportunity to invest as well as migrate to the United States. The fear that currency devaluations could ruin what they accomplished in their native country, many Hispanics bought real estate and invest in other ventures in the Miami-Dade area. Venezuelan Danilo Diaz-Granados studied the migration patterns of Hispanics while he was studying at Babson College in Boston. Danilo decided to move to Miami to pursue his dream.
Danilo wanted to work in the investment industry after graduation. After graduating with a bachelor degree in Entrepreneurship and Economics, Granados was hired by Firemen Capital Partners as an investment advisor. Granados was given the role of environmental analyst. His role was to study demographics and the social factors that play a part in Hispanic business ventures. Granados discovered that the Gross Domestic Output in the Miami-Dade area is more than $140 billion a year. The driving force behind Miami’s economy is the trade with countries in Latin America. The success of the recent Hispanic residents is the culmination of previous generations of Hispanics that started to immigrate to Miami in the 1950s. But the other factor in the success of Miami’s Hispanic population is their desire to live the American dream, and Granados is helping his clients live that dream.
Granados developed a large client list with Firemen Capital Partners, and his clients all came from different Hispanic cultures. Danilo decided to document some of their stories, so he started Edge of Glory Films to show the world what being Hispanic means in the United States and across Latin America. Granados does all the legwork for his film company, and runs a related Vimeo account. He produces, directs, edits, promotes and distributes his films in Miami as well as in other countries.
Mr. Granados also helps the Hispanic community in other ways. Danilo invested in several retail ventures that help the Latino community find merchandise that is hard to find in the United States. Be sure to follow his journey in detail on Danilo’s Twitter, and Instagram accounts.