Renewed Focus on King-Lincoln District Aims To Build Up Community

By Rodney Dunigan
Mar 10, 2023 1:05 PM ET
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Chef Butcher's Creole Kitchen and 'Dipped Custom Prints were awarded funding as part of Fifth Third Bank’s 'Capital Readiness Program' aimed at lifting up communities. Both businesses are located in the King-Lincoln District in Columbus. (WSYX) Image courtesy of abc6

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In partnership with Fifth Third Bank, the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) is promoting economic mobility in 10 predominantly Black neighborhoods through the Empowering Black Futures Capital Readiness Program.

Focusing on neighborhoods that have historically experienced disinvestment, AEO selected two entrepreneurs from each neighborhood. The 20 participating entrepreneurs will work closely with AEO over the next several months to stabilize and grow their businesses.

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