WFTV: Organizations join forces to enhance the black business community

Florida Technical College and the African American Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to offer a full scholarship to a promising black entrepreneur in Florida. This initiative aims to promote and support successful black-owned businesses in the area. This marks the second time that these two organizations have teamed up to provide a scholarship for black entrepreneurs in the state. In 2020, Florida Technical College became a trustee of the African American Chamber of Commerce, further solidifying their commitment to supporting black-owned businesses.

Tanisha Nunn-Gary, President of the African American Chamber of Commerce, highlighted the importance of organizations like Florida Technical College providing support to black-owned businesses. She explained that this support can provide resources that might not otherwise be available and help address the disparities in black business ownership. Despite making up only 3% of total firms, blacks represent 12.4% of the adult population, demonstrating a significant disparity between the two groups.

The full-tuition scholarship, valued at up to $61,178, is intended for someone who aspires to establish a new business in the community. The goal is to provide support and tools for individuals entering the business world, allowing them to succeed. The deadline for applying for the scholarship is February 12, 2024, with the announcement of the recipient taking place on February 22 at Florida Technical College’s Orlando Campus. This scholarship is an important part of an initiative aimed at supporting black entrepreneurs and local businesses.

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