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Empowering Black Futures

Fifth Third Bank Neighborhood Investment

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Fifth Third Bank and Enterprise Community Partners established the Empowering Black Futures Program to support the East Tampa community’s revitalization efforts. This program will span over three years and focus on the partnership with CDC of Tampa and other cross-sector collaborations. 

 

CDC of Tampa was chosen for this partnership based on our ability to meet specific criteria, including partnering with the neighborhood’s Black residents, existing civic infrastructure in the neighborhood and our capability to manage equitable investment and wealth-building opportunities. Funds will support the economic mobility of Black low to moderate-income residents in East Tampa and cultivate investments and resources from additional stakeholders.  

Solita’s House, Inc. is a non-profit personal financial education and counseling organization founded in 2006. Initially, the founders wanted to ensure that all people interested in becoming homeowners receive the essential education, counseling and knowledge they needed to secure and maintain homeownership. Solita’s House is also focused on immersing people in the “basics” of being economically educated so that they can achieve financial wealth in all areas of their lives.

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The HEA provides complete housing services to residents throughout Central Florida who want to purchase a home or who are seeking foreclosure prevention services. The staff of HEA has over 100 years of combined experience in the fields of real estate, mortgages, counseling, economic development, and business.

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Our focus is to encourage the redevelopment of unused, or underutilized commercial & industrial sites in East Tampa, through alternate funding sources and economic incentives.

 

CRA Façade Improvement Program provides property owners with a financial assistance (grant) to improve the appearance of their properties in designated areas of Tampa's Community Redevelopment Area (CRAs).

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The Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, operating as part of Hillsborough County Economic Development, serves entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout the County and across all industries through confidential no-cost consulting and professional training. Whether starting, buying, growing, or selling a business, the Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County team has the expertise, experience, and resources to complement the vision and passion of Hillsborough County's businesses.

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BBIF is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), private non-profit loan fund that specializes in providing loans and financial technical assistance services to Black, minority & underserved small businesses throughout Florida.

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We are a local investment organization dedicated to providing business and funding opportunities for the long-term growth and success of small businesses in the Tampa Bay Community.
 

The Tampa Bay BBIC provides services to small business such as underwriting, analysis of business and personal financial statements, site visits, technical assistance – services that may not be cost effective for banks.

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We actively challenge organizations and individuals to view their community through a diverse, equitable and inclusive lens and deliver innovation solutions that live on in perpetuity.

- DE&I Program Development and Expansion

- Supplier Diversity & Procurement Process Evaluation

- Corporate Engagement & Community Outreach

- Current DE&I Program Expansion

- Diverse Vendor Identification

- Keynote Speaker Engagements

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Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the United States and in more than 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with people and families in need of a decent and affordable home.

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TAMPA VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE’s educational aim is to train, guide, and help motivate its students to effectively make their way into a challenging and rewarding career. In addition to helping them acquire the necessary technical knowledge and skills, the Institute also places great emphasis on the student’s personal development. TAMPA VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE’s final objective is to assist all students secure employment within 6 months of graduation.

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CDC of Tampa’s Industry Sector Roundtables:

  • Serve as a foundational resource for key industries

  • Establish sustainable impact

  • Create and support the needs for a growing pipeline of talent for in-demand jobs in the region.

 

Roundtable sessions are led by businesses within a critical industry cluster. The goal is to work collaboratively with CDC of Tampa, educational partners, economic development, and community organizations to find ways to improve the workforce in these growing industry sectors.