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The mission of BRIDGE Louisville is simple, to increase the number of sustainable, scalable Black businesses in Louisville. This in turn, becomes a significant factor in the reduction of the racial wealth gap.
WHY BRIDGE LOUISVILLE?
There is an urgent need for a coordinated effort to advance racial justice and economic development more broadly. We have all heard the statistics on Black businesses and, the reality is that effective capital sourcing and deployment is a key factor in making those statistics meaningfully better.
Capital is an essential ingredient for business growth. Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is that entrepreneurs of color have more difficulty gaining access to the resources needed to build strong companies.
Our group focused in on this problem with the creation of BRIDGE Louisville. We know there is capital out there and that institutions are looking to deploy it. We know there are qualified Black entrepreneurs, businesses, and projects that are ready for and need capital—specifically traditional debt and lender capital.