The Florida Finance Network Provides Open Access to
Vital Capital Resources for Florida Businesses to Grow
and Succeed in Today’s Challenging Economy.
The Florida Finance Network (FFN) is a consortium of nonprofit economic development lending organizations whose sole purpose is to ensure Florida small businesses have open access to affordable capital resources to help them develop and succeed in today’s demanding economic times.
FFN members specialize in different areas, but collectively they cover the majority of small business financing needs through various federal, state and private lending programs. While some FFN members target specific industries or companies, any FFN member can ensure your need is addressed by the appropriate FFN expert.
Access Florida Finance Corporation – Access Florida Finance Corporation (AFFC) seeks to increase access of black and rural-owned businesses to both debt and equity capital. Competitive black and rural business enterprises have many resources available through AFFC, including direct loans, loan guarantees, joint ventures and limited partnerships.
Contact: Mark Scovera, President. Phone: (850) 765-0375. Email: info@AccessFloridaFinance.com.
Florida Development Finance Corporation – Manufacturing companies and non-profits can seek low-cost capital for fixed assets via taxable and tax-exempt bonds issued by Florida Development Finance Corporation (FDFC). As an added bonus, transactions through FDFC – a part of Enterprise Florida – are exempt from certain state taxes.
Contact: Louis Laubscher, SVP & COO, Enterprise Florida, Inc. Phone: (407) 956-5631. Email: email@example.com.
Florida Export Finance Corporation – Florida Export Finance Corporation (FEFC) provides Florida businesses with information, technical and consulting assistance and financing for their export transactions. FEFC can guarantee a lender’s revolving line of credit up to $500,000, and even arrange much larger short- and medium-term loans through the federal government.
Contact: J. Stephen Fancher, President & CEO. Phone: (786) 845-0400. Email: FEFC@gate.net.
Florida First Capital Finance Corporation – Florida First Capital works with federal government, State of Florida and private-sector lending programs to provide small businesses with affordable long-term, below-market, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as commercial real estate and heavy duty machinery and equipment.
Contact: Deborah Petrell, Senior Vice President. Phone: (561) 756-1745. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neighborhood Lending Partners, Inc. – Neighborhood Lending Partners, Inc. (NLP) provides financing to developers of affordable housing and community revitalization. NLP facilitates private investment and improvement opportunities for community growth, community revitalization and the preservation of neighborhoods.
Contact: Debra Reyes, President & CEO. Phone: (813) 879-4525. Email: email@example.com.