Former City Council Candidate Reginald K. Blount has been tapped to lead a restricting committee for the Jacksonville Black Chamber of Commerce (JBCC). The Jacksonville Black Chamber of Commerce (JBCC) considers the black chamber an important and relevant organization to support the minority business community in Jacksonville. Blount was requested by the JBCC committee to help reorganize the chamber to restructure and improve its internal business practices and its efficiency to better facilitate its mission to help establish business and economic development.
Blount is a 29 year Army veteran. He served in the US Army Special Operations Command, working in Civil Military Governance, Reconstruction and Humanitarian assistance. JBCC President, Y. Ysryl stated, “Blount’s economic development plan during the 2019 City Council Campaign, was unlike any plan I’d ever seen, and the JBCC supports Blount’s leadership and experience to be a valuable asset to helping the chamber that has had its challenges over the years.” The four time combat veteran remarked that the current economic climate for black business opportunity is the highest levels in decades.
“The opportunity zones legislation, excellent economy and the community desire for more sound and sustainable business and development makes the JBCC more important than at any other time in our history,” said Blount. Blount holds a BA in Business Management, a Masters in Public Policy and Graduate Certificate in Stability, Security and Development in Complex Operations for the Naval Post Graduate School.