In December 2010, the Capponi Construction Group, a Miami based construction company decided to help with the revitalization of a Jacmel. This initiative was created to help stimulate a self-sustained tourism economy for Haiti. Michael Capponi founder of the Capponi Group,formed the Jacmel Advisory Council, to help revitalize Jacmel, while preserving its art's, culture and traditions. The board promotes best practices to provide a socio-economic system for thousands of Haitian's living in the south east region. Capponi Group Haiti is also restoring a 200-year-old coffee sorting house on the port of Jacmel.