About Us


Community Enterprise Investments, Incorporated (CEII), is a non-profit Community Development Corporation (CDC) based in Pensacola, Florida.  CEII was first incorporated in 1974 as People Organized for Community Development (POCD), as one of the original CDC’s funded by the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity’s “War on Poverty” in the late 1970’s.  In 1980, POCD became Community Equity Investments Incorporated (CEII).  In 2003, we changed our name to Community Enterprise Investments, Inc., to better reflect our primary mission – that of investing in business and housing enterprises.  With over forty-three (43) years of operation, CEII has amassed an outstanding record of achievement.  In addition to being a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), CEII has also been designated as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), and a Certified Development Entity (CDE), by the U.S. Treasury Department.

CEII is headquartered in Pensacola, Florida and provides small business lending throughout Florida and Alabama.  Our primary mission is to create and develop opportunities among low and moderate income residents for employment, housing and business ownership.  CEII develops single family homes and manages multifamily housing throughout Northwest Florida.

CEII has helped thousands of entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership lending over 17 million to small and micro business (7 million in SBA Micro loan) throughout North Florida and Alabama.

Board of Directors

Samuel R.Horton, Chair

David Hawkins, Vice-Chair

Mrs. Marie Young, Secretary

Mr. William Byrd, Treasurer

Mr. Leon Daggs

Lester Smith

Woodrow Stallworth

Mr. Lumon, May, Escambia County Commissioner, Dist 3

Mr. Al Jackson

Ms. Connie Hendrix

Mrs. Jewel Cannada Wynn, Pensacola City Council, District 7


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