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The purpose of the Black Excellence Festival is to promote economic development through increased exposure for minority-owned businesses. African-American owned businesses have the opportunity to showcase their products and services to the public and procurement. It is also an opportunity for major corporations and government entities to develop viable working relationships with minority-owned businesses while marketing their products and services to the growing consumer market. The Expo is also a forum to educate, enlighten and inspire the entire community and the African-American community in particular. Aside from economic development, exposure to cultural resources is a part of the focus for this event.

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Empowering the African-American community for Success in a changing world!

The Pollock Group is bringing back this celebrated platform to showcase the vibrant urban market in North Florida and beyond…

At its height, The Florida Black Excellence Festival Jacksonville attracted over 16,000 Attendees. The Expo offered participants engagement, education, and entertainment with over 300 retail vendors, corporate entities, community and governmental agencies in a creative, high-energy setting.

The Florida Black Excellence Festival will return in 2024 during Black History Month., bigger and better than ever. February 8-10, 2024 we will have a series of event celebrating and recognizing Black Excellence. February 8, 2024 kicks off with the Top 20 Under 40 Breakfast. On the evening of Friday, February 9, 2024 we will have the Taste of Jacksonville, a chef competition and elegant evening of excellence. On Saturday, February 10, 2024, the Florida Black Excellence Festival Main Event returns to TIAA Bank Field with over 500 exhibitors. 

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The Florida Black Excellence Festival Returns to Jacksonville, FL…Bigger, Bolder, and Better than EVER for a Bigger, Bolder, Better YOU! Our goal for the 2024 Florida Black Excellence Festival is to have every participant, whether they be a consumer, youth, local small business, community organization, or local/national corporation, leave the Expo better than they came.

To accomplish this lofty goal we have realigned the Florida Black Excellence Festival to target specific need areas identified as critical for African Americans. By attending the 2024 Florida Black Excellence Festival our community will experience the Five Pillars of Economic Success: Entrepreneurship, Jobs, Education & Culture, Health & Wealth Creation.

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