Expand accelerator through licensing curriculum, develop the cooperative attached to our accelerator to bundle micro businesses back office, expand brand through influencers and events, and to raise a $5M fund raised through a direct public offering.

Southwest Georgia United provides financial capital to create sustainable jobs and improve housing conditions; Provides decent, well maintained affordable rental units for low income families and individuals – Work in partnership with other entities to increase allocation of societal resources to address persistent poverty; Sees, develops, and manages assets/liabilities, income, and expenses to ensure sufficient resources to carry out its mission. – Current funding supports the following additional programs: Provides research-based, effective educational and workforce development programs in partnership with local school systems and technical colleges; Provides technical assistance through housing counseling and entrepreneur training to support wealth accumulation for families and individuals.

Georgia Cities Foundation, Inc. distributes loans that make an impact in Georgia’s downtown areas; provides training and technicasl assistance; implements the Georgia Placemaking Collaborative

The overall goal of the ACT! is to increase the impact of our loan programs to assist our clients in building wealth and increasing business knowledge and skills. ACT! will meet the overall objective by increasing our Loan Volume by $5 Million over a 3-year period and by strengthening the organization by Raising $2 Million in New Debt Capital.

Atlanta Emerging Markets, Inc. (AEMI) is a certified Community Development Entity that seeks to foster economic development, job creation, and neighborhood revitalization in Atlanta’s distressed neighborhoods by providing flexible financing products to high-impact businesses and real estate development projects.

We specialize in gap financing for businesses or developers with large-scale projects ($5MM-$25MM) in Census-designated distressed neighborhoods. We also offer financing for small businesses, medium-sized companies, and startups/social entrepreneurs seeking low cost financing or venture capital. Our funding comes from private investors who provide us with low-cost funds for gap financing in exchange for tax breaks facilitated through the Federal New Markets Tax Credits program.