Who We Are

The Rhode Island Black Business Association (RIBBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the business opportunities and vitality of Black-owned and minority businesses in Rhode Island through access to capital, contracting, business development resources, entrepreneur training, business advocacy, meaningful investor services, and workforce development.

RIBBA is made up of individuals and businesses of all sizes and membership is open to the public. The organization strives to build a purpose-driven Association where people unite and take actions to create lasting change. RIBBA values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, abilities, socioeconomic status, culture, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

RIBBA leverages the region’s core assets to find solutions in the area that matter most to its members and the community: contract opportunities, access to capital, quality jobs, growth and quality of life.


RIBBA is committed to providing dynamic leadership, advocacy and economic empowerment to strengthen and promote sustainable growth and prosperity within Rhode Island’s underserved communities. 

Our Vision

To be a member-centric Association and the united voice and leader for advancement of businesses, entrepreneurs, and professionals in Rhode Island’s underserved communities.