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(Columbus, OH) To extend options for capital access to African-American and other diverse businesswomen, The Women’s Center for Economic Opportunity (WCEO) joined Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF), a national Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) ioffering Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.

“Our statewide network of small business owners identified access to capital as their top challenge in managing the survival of their businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.” said WCEO CEO Keena Smith. “We are excited about our partnership with highly respected CRF to market PPP loans, with amplification from our sister organization- the Alliance of Black Businesswomen & Entrepreneurs, to the most disproportionately impacted, historically underserved and underestimated entrepreneurs.”

APPLY HERE: PPP Loans are closed now

Community Reinvestment Fund USA is a national nonprofit and certified CDFI headquartered in Minneapolis, providing community development loan capital in partnership with a network of locally-based lenders.

Alliance of Black Businesswomen & Entrepreneurs is an Oho statewide advocacy group amplifying the voice of Back women business owners to help them secure the resources they need to scale their businesses, create wealth and jobs.

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