Advantage Capital Impact

masonWelcome to the Advantage Capital Partners Impact Blog. Over the past 20 years, Advantage Capital Partners has invested more than $1.4 billion dollars in over 500 small businesses helping to create more than 27,000 jobs in low-income areas across the country. Entrepreneurs and their employees play a huge role in our success. Through the blog, we hope to chronicle the people and products that make up Advantage Capital Partners’ portfolio of companies. These companies are powering new innovations and creating new opportunities for people from all walks of life nationwide. Thanks for joining us.

Senator Gunn Talks Access to Capital

Senator Gunn Talks Access to Capital

Recently, the Vice President of Government Affairs, Gary Salamido, sat down with North Carolina Senator Rick Gunn to discuss the evolving business landscape in North Carolina and innovative ways to spur job creation in the most economically-distressed and rural areas of North Carolina....

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Portfolio Company Highlight: Broadway Lodging

Portfolio Company Highlight: Broadway Lodging

Last October, we were pleased to be able to host Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler for a tour of The Broadway Hotel in downtown Columbia, Missouri. The group toured the construction site where Congresswoman Hartzler had the opportunity to meet all of the hotel leadership and staff overseeing construction and the upcoming launch. During the visit, entrepreneur/owner David Parmley shared his story of...

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Portfolio Company Highlight: Kentucky Chrome Works

Portfolio Company Highlight: Kentucky Chrome Works

Question:  What do Advantage Capital Partners and the 2014 North American Car of the Year have in common?  Answer:  A sweet set of wheels produced by none other than Kentucky Chrome Works located in rural Horse Cave, Kentucky. The Corvette Stingray, completely redone last year for its seventh generation, recently won the 2014 North American Car of the Year Award  at the Detroit Auto Show and has...

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Portfolio Company Highlight: Oregon Entrepreneurs meet with Legislators

Portfolio Company Highlight: Oregon Entrepreneurs meet with Legislators

 On December 11th, 2013, entrepreneurs from Advantage Capital Partners portfolio companies Brew Doctor Kombucha, Hog Wild Toys and Bright Boy International shared their personal stories of how the Oregon New Markets program has helped them succeed in finding the growth capital they need to fuel the growth of their companies. Each entrepreneur described their struggles in finding funding to grow...

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Advantage Expansion: Advantage Capital Partners Announces $19.2 million fund in Arkansas

Arkansas became the 12th state to enact a state-level new markets policy after the Arkansas legislature overwhelming passed the New Markets Job Act. This legislation was molded after the successful federal New Markets Tax Credit program and is an economic development program that encourages private sector investments in promising small businesses located in distressed communities throughout the state.

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Portfolio Company Highlight: Camgian

Portfolio Company Highlight: Camgian

Camgian is a leading provider of advanced sensing technologies and mobile networking solutions. Based in Starkville, Mississippi, Camgian produces leading-edge innovations that are enabling a new generation of high-performance wireless information technologies and products for the defense, security, industrial and commercial markets.

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