Bridgeway is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a certified Community Development Financial Institution with a mission to make western Pennsylvania a thriving region for all by promoting economic opportunity and community revitalization. Bridgeway assists underserved populations by providing capital and education to ignite business and job growth, develop communities, support entrepreneurs and expand vital services that strengthen the region. Bridgeway serves 15 western Pennsylvania counties from its headquarters in Pittsburgh and satellite offices in Erie and Uniontown. Since 1990, Bridgeway has placed more than 1,260 loans and $177 million in capital directly into the region, supporting $470 million in additional investment and helping to create or retain more than 11,000 jobs. Bridgeway is certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) by the U.S. Treasury Department. Bridgeway is rated by the Aeris Rating system for CDFI’s.
CBA Specialist | Regional and National Markets Focus
Reporting to the Director of the Craft Business Accelerator, the CBA Specialist assists producers from the Monmade network in identifying, pursing, and benefiting from regional and national markets. The CBA Specialist coordinates producer participation in national tradeshows and creates networking events and/or experiences that increase engagement of producers and their products with retail buyers and individual consumers. In addition, the CBA Specialist works with producers to ensure they participate in technical assistance opportunities. CBA Specialist will help producers achieve capacity building, business growth, and develop the confidence and capability to pursue the capital required for expanding operations and job creation.
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CBA Specialist | Design and Development Focus
Reporting to the Director of the Craft Business Accelerator, the CBA Specialist identifies and cultivates opportunities for producers from the Monmade network to include furniture, fixtures, and equipment into real estate development projects. The CBA Specialist facilitates purchasing transactions and relationship building between design and development professionals and producers aiming to grow their businesses. The CBA Specialist serves as the liaison between design and development professionals and producers. The CBA Specialist identifies and supports regional producers with the capability and willingness to participate in and benefit from real estate development projects. In addition, the CBA Specialist helps producers access technical assistance opportunities enabling them to collaborate with real estate development projects, and translate the resulting sales into economic development impact – job creation and business growth.
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Bridgeway is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff that is committed to working in a multicultural environment. Bridgeway values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic and cultural diversity. Bridgeway does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its employment policies, programs, and activities.