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Abbott and LISC Initative - Support Diverse Businesses in Health Program

Abbott and LISC are collaborating to address these barriers through a $37.5 million initiative to support diverse small businesses and the communities they serve. This includes growth capital, loans and coaching to help business leaders grow their companies and create jobs – which will build a more resilient and inclusive healthcare supply chain for Abbott and other companies, support greater diversity in the health care industry, and also help drive broader economic opportunity.


A small business must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the initiative:

  • Based in the United States, with an annual revenue of $250,000 or more;

  • In operation for more than two years, with an ability to deploy capital toward business improvement and growth; and

  • Part of the healthcare industry, with a focus on manufacturing diagnostics, nutrition products, medical devices and other healthcare technologies, or offering business-to-business products and services that the healthcare industry can use such as IT, human resources, and construction, among others.

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