Access Plus Capital- Bakersfield Office Grand Opening
Access Plus Capital to open a new office in Bakersfield to serve the needs of small business in southern San Joaquin Valley.
Access Plus Capital started as Fresno CDFI and a program of Fresno EOC to help small refugee farmers in Fresno County. Over the last decade, the organization has grown from providing capital in one county to helping more than 500+ businesses to 14-county region through central California. Because of that growth, the geographic specific name didn’t sufficiently support the organization’s vision of an economically prosperous Central California powered by entrepreneurs.
The name Access Plus Capital conveys the organization’s philosophy of supporting the need of small, diverse and underserved businesses to ‘access’ capital, training and resources to help them grow.
This is an exciting new chapter for the mission-based lender. “We are happy to be expanding to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and companies from Bakersfield to Stockton” says Salam Nalia, the founding and current CEO of Access Plus. The organization is scheduled to open a new offices in Bakersfield early fall and in Modesto by the beginning of 2018. Salam continues, “this new name will help us better connect to businesses through the Central Valley”.