Enterprising Black Orlando Collaborates With Prosperity Now To Release New Report: Racial Wealth Divide In Orlando

Featured from left to right: Glenton Gilzean, Jr. (CFUL), Tanisha Nunn Gary (AACCCF), Mark Brewer (CFF), Sandy Vidal (CFF), Ebony White (Prosperity Now), Cat Goughnour (Prosperity Now), Candice Simmons (Wells Fargo), Nicole Donelson (CFF), Jasmine Gebon (BBIF).

ORLANDO – On January 11, 2023, leaders from the Enterprising Black Orlando (EBO) initiative hosted a community roundtable discussion with Black-led nonprofits and small business owners at the Varsity Club to reveal and discuss the Orlando Racial Wealth Divide Profile created by EBO national partner, Prosperity Now.

Black Business Investment Fund (BBIF), the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (AACCCF), and Central Florida Urban League (CFUL) serve as EBO’s anchor Black-led non-profit organizations.

EBO was created in 2020 with support from Wells Fargo, the Central Florida Foundation (CFF), and Florida Blue. EBO and its partners have a goal to raise funds and provide investments in Orlando communities and businesses that face wealth inequalities due to race.

Participants at the roundtable discussed the implications of the report’s findings around the areas of Housing, Transportation, Healthcare, Education and Entrepreneurship, as well as proposed solutions to address these challenges.