A Partnership In Empowerment!
We are committed to remain focused on the established framework of the Florida Black Expo. The weekend of events will promote economic development and increase exposure for minority owned businesses. Major corporations along with government entities will share procurement standards and opportunities for business development. The Expo experience will highlight six pillars of economic growth and areas of sustainability: Entrepreneurship, Jobs, Wealth Creation, Health, Education S.T.E.A.M for all ages, and History/Culture. All pillars are critical to the economic growth of our community.
Included in the Expo:
The event is family-oriented and exposes the community to business opportunities and cultural resources. Business owners have the opportunity to secure exhibitor booths to showcase their products and services. The Florida Black Expo will also feature the following:
- National Guest Speakers
- HBCU/College Fair
- Wealth Generation Symposium
- Career Fair and Job Readiness
- Procurement/Business Development
- Health Screenings/ Seminars
- FASFA Assistance
- Celebrity Guests and Entertainment
- And much more
Our Proud Sponsors
The Jacksonville Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc, in partnership with the Black Expo, was extremely proud to have provided over $50,000 in scholarships over a five year period through our Shannon Smith McCants Scholarship Fund. These scholarships went to assist deserving students in pursuing their education at FAMU in the area of Pharmacy... the Taste of Black Jacksonville is the ultimate "Party with a Purpose!"
JTA has been a proud sponsor of the Jacksonville Black Expo (JBE) from its inception. JTA recognized the value in encouraging, empowering and inspiring individuals in the entire community and the African-American and small business communities in particular. The Expo has provided a forum for attendees through education, events and hands-on initiatives. Each year the Expo continues to evolve its programming to find creative ways of improving the quality of life within minority communities by strengthening businesses, inspiring youth and building better lives.
The Black Expo is such an amazing event for entrepreneurs, profit and non-profit organizations, business leaders and the community as a whole. I have witnessed the engagement, collaboration and networking that this event provides and it is truly refreshing to see. Bringing people together at one venue and to focus on one goal which is to improve the quality of life of our whole community makes this event exceptional and well worth attending.
The Black Expo has been an excellent partner in helping to support African American businesses achieve their potential. The programming has been exceptional in attracting business owners, young professionals, families, seniors and youth to understand and appreciate the full diaspora of the African American cultural experience while learning about ways to create successful businesses and improve their health.