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The Oakland Black Business Fund has launched a new investment platform to support Black-owned businesses. The platform will include a $1 billion investment in Black entrepreneurs and a $10 million relief fund to help Bay-area businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The relief fund will help to stabilize more than 500 Black businesses in Oakland through technical assistance grants. With these relief funds, businesses will be able to both scale their business and acquire real estate.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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