The power and promise of Latino entrepreneurs and small businesses in low- to moderate-income, or LMI, communities are undeniable. Study after study shows their immense size and potential. Just consider this stat: There are more than 4 million Latino-owned businesses in the U.S., and together they generate $660 billion in revenues. However, another study points out that this subset is growing at a slower pace compared to their non-Latino counterparts, resulting in a $1.3 trillion revenue gap.
More than 300 CDFI and mission-driven small business lenders, and their partners, will converge in Chicago June 8 and 9 to learn and network at the 5th annual OFN Small Business Finance Forum. This year, the U.S.