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Mission and represent government and non-profit organizations that assist small businesses with the resources they need to succeed. The mission is to bring partners together to share information, to exchange ideas regarding small business issues and needs, to coordinate assistance activities, and to advocate on behalf of their small business members/clients. won the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2013 Regional Small Business Advocate of the Year Award for their outstanding advocacy on behalf of small businesses.

City of Jacksonville - Small and Emerging Business Program (JSEB)

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Sheliah Brown | 904-255-8620
The Jacksonville Small and Emerging Business (JSEB) program was created to help small businesses compete, not just for city contracts, but ANY contracts. Under the JSEB program, the City of Jacksonville provides qualifying businesses with the opportunity to receive business and technical training geared to small businesses.

Filipino American Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce (FAJCC)

Filipino American Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce logoCristina Comstock | 904-866-3117
FAJCC is essentially a network of businesses. It is a group of business owners & professionals who seek to help other businesses grow through networking, marketing, financial assistance, education & more. Our mission is to empower Filipino American businesses to reach their full potential by creating a supportive environment where they can thrive. We believe that by fostering growth and success among our members, we can also establish ourselves as a major player in the mainstream business world. We believe that by fostering growth and success among our members, we can also establish ourselves as a major player in the mainstream business world. Through our programs and services, we strive to provide our members with the resources and connections they need to succeed.

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Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA)

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Yetunde Oyewole
Supplier Diversity and Compliance Specialist 
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority owns and manages the Jacksonville Airport System. The Jacksonville Airport System is a diversified airport system that serves the commercial, business, and recreational aviation needs of the City of Jacksonville, Northeast Florida, and Southeast Georgia (the Community). The Jacksonville Airport System is comprised of Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport (CRG), Herlong Recreational Airport (HEG), and Cecil Airport (VQQ) and is strategically located throughout the Community. Our community is not only where we live, but also, it's who we are. We're proud to be part of Jacksonville and its surrounding communities.

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Jacksonville Energy Authority (JEA)

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Bill Hickey
Manager of Supplier Diversity Programs and Procurement Services | 904-234-5022
JEA is a community-owned electric, water, and sewer utility in Jacksonville, Florida dedicated to safety, reliability, and customer satisfaction. We serve electric, water, sewer, and reclaimed water to customers in Duval, Nassau, St. Johns, and Clay counties.

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Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport)


Michael McCoy
JAXPORT Coordinator, Vendor Management and SEB Programs | 904-357-3003
While contributing to the economic growth, diversity, and vitality of Northeast Florida, JAXPORT is committed to promoting equal opportunities in all capital and procurement contracts. This commitment is implemented through JAXPORT’s Small and Emerging Business Program. JAXPORT’s policy requires the inclusion of small businesses and minority-owned firms in contract awards and projects whenever feasible. This policy is consistent with the mandate of the United States Department of Transportation, as set out in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 26. Business owners must be certified with the City of Jacksonville’s Small and Emerging Business Program to participate in the program.

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Jacksonville Women's Business Center

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Annie Grogan
Director | 904-366-6633
The Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC) endeavors to create a new level of innovation and ignite the enterprising spirit through advanced entrepreneurial development, education, extensive resources, and dynamic networking. Consisting of volunteer opportunities and a redeveloped suite of programs, JWBC provides an innovative and valuable educational experience that enables women in business to make sound decisions and develop the infrastructure to facilitate business growth and prosperity.


Prospera's logoJulby Boutin
Small Business Consultant | 904-999-1929
Prospera is an economic development, nonprofit organization specializing in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business. We offer a variety of services especially designed for Hispanic small business owners, to empower them through training, consulting, advancement services, and access to capital. Our mission is to help start, sustain, and grow Hispanic-owned businesses to achieve community prosperity.

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Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UNF

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Ali Stephens
Outreach & Training Manager | 904-620-2476

SBDC programs deliver up-to-date management advice, training, and information to help business owners make sound decisions and assist potential owners in getting started on the right foot.