During FY 2016, BBIF Florida applied for approval from the U.S. Small Business Administration to expand the Micro Loan Program services statewide.  The request was approved in late 2016. Over the last several years we have seen an increase in the number of Micro Loan program......

Inez Long, President/CEO, BBIF Florida (BBIF), has been re-elected to serve on the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Board of Directors for a second three-year term.  Inez’s re-election came on October 26, 2016 during the OFN Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA. The Opportunity Finance Network (OFN)......

The Black Business Investment Fund of Central Florida (BBIF Florida) is pleased to announce it has been awarded $20 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund for a total of $40 million......


Timeline of Events


Raised $1.05 million for a micro loan fund

May 2010, the BBIF Florida raised $1.05 million for a micro loan fund from the SBA and the ECLA


BBIF expanded its services throughout the state of Florida

In 2009, the organization expanded its services geographically throughout the entire state of Florida through an $8.5 million small business loan program.


Trade Mission to West Africa

October 1999, BBIF Florida, led by City Commissioner Daisy Lynum, took a group of 26 Black business owners on a Trade Mission to West Africa’s Senegal, Ghana, and Cote D’Ivoire. Accompanying her on the trip was, State Representative Alzo Reddick and County Commissioner Mable Butler.

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