Passion | Experience | Diligence

Founded in 1996

The Birmingham Business Resource Center was designed to be a “one-stop-shop” to assist entrepreneurs in every stage of development of their business. The founders were comprised of several city officials and business lending organizations with a distinct set of objectives.



  • Promoting the civic welfare of Birmingham citizens
  • Assisting Birmingham in its economic development efforts
  • Promoting and Assisting in the growth of small businesses by providing programs that help with the accessibility of capital
  • Helping the community by fostering increased employment opportunities through the expansion of business, industry, and economic development
  • Providing a convenient location for those looking for assistance in establishing, growing, or expanding small business enterprises

The BBRC Strives to Educate Business Owners by Providing the Following:

  • One-on-One business counseling
  • Workshops on relevant topics including but not limited to developing strategic business plans an understanding how to obtain financing and increasing familiarity with local lenders
  • Access to capital and loan pre-qualification
  • Access to corporate supplier diversity programs and other market opportunities
  • SBA 504 loans
  • SBA Community Advantage loans

Some BBRC Accomplishments Include:

  • Providing more than $900 million in loans to small businesses in addition to creating more than 6,000 jobs since its beginning in 1996
  • Establishing the A.G. Gaston Economic Empowerment Conference in 2005
  • Extending BBRC programs and services across Alabama via the SBA 504 loan program and the Alabama Small Business Development Initiative
  • Establishing Building Alabama Reinvestment”
  • Establishing the National Business League of Alabama
  • Establishing the Alabama Community Loan Center
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