Bridgeway Capital focuses on three main strategies to impact the regional economy:
Our primary tool for impacting the regional economy is the financing we provide — to entrepreneurs to create businesses, and to growing small businesses to create jobs. By making loans to fulfill a need for capital and partnering with traditional financing institutions and public funding sources, our loans leverage significant capital for our borrowers. Accordingly, Bridgeway Capital’s key strategy for increasing its impact is to substantially increase its loan volume.
We work to increase the number and dollar amount of loans, raise additional capital, and maintain credit quality and rigorous underwriting standards.
Bridgeway Capital provides educational opportunities — in addition to flexible financing — to help maximize the potential success of a small business. Traditionally, CDFIs offer training and technical assistance to increase borrower capacity and mitigate risk. We hope that the training will lead our successful borrowers to graduate to conventional financing while freeing our resources for new loans.
We are increasing partnerships with education institutions, Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), and consulting organizations; expanding direct consulting to our borrowers; and evaluating the effectiveness of our programs.
Our primary tool for impacting the regional economy is the financing
we provide — to entrepreneurs to create businesses, and to growing small businesses to create jobs.
Purposeful communication will allow us to have greater opportunities to develop new partnerships, raise more capital, and increase deal flow — all of which will ultimately expand Bridgeway Capital's economic impact. Therefore, we are communicating consistently, expanding our referral networks though partnerships, and sharing success stories and impact measures on a regular basis.