ECDI is changing the lives of entrepreneurs in central Ohio every day and people are taking notice. Here's what they have to say:
Ohio Non-Profit Increases Business Capital Investments, Boosting Jobs, Reversing the Industry Trend read more »
ECDI and Children’s Hunger Alliance Offer Grants and Services to Expand Childcare Businesses with New Initiative, Yahoo National News, November 28, 2012 read more »
ECDI receives Federal Awards to Infuse Nearly Three Million Dollars into Ohio Small Business Development, Yahoo National News, November 16, 2012 read more »
Loan fund for entrepreneurs stocked with $1.5M by Columbus Foundation, ECDI, Columbus Business First, October 12, 2012 read more »
ECDI Participates in the 4th International EcoSummit, Ecological Sustainability, Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission, October 2012
Small loans hit big time: Push to attract micro lenders pays off, helps satisfy demand in region, Crains Cleveland, September 24, 2012
ECDI offers flexible kitchen space on the East Side, ThisWeek News, August 27, 2012
ECDI's Commercial Kitchen Now Open, The Metropreneur, August 22, 2012
Nonprofit Opens Kitchen for use by Food Trucks, Columbus Dispatch, August 18, 2012
Philanthropy Friday: ECDI's Food Fort Fest, Columbus Underground, August 17, 2012
Shop at the state fair celebrates Ohio vendors and their products, Columbus Dispatch, August 13, 2012
Micro lender could be big help to Cleveland: editorial, The Plain Dealer, July 22, 2012
Micro loan program will offer $4 million to small businesses in Greater Cleveland, The Plain Dealer, July 17, 2012
With microloans, Cleveland hopes to jumpstart business in minority communities, The Plain Dealer, July 16, 2012
Institute, county team up on loans for businesses hur by recent storms, Columbus Business First, July 11, 2012
New aid focus to help small businesses, Columbus Dispatch, July 11, 2012
Street Heat: Ajumama truck adds adventurous flavor to mobile food scene, (614) Magazine, June 27, 2012
The Wheel Deal: With new kitchen open this month, Food Fort is helping more chefs hit the streets, Columbus Monthly, June 2012
Meeting with Food Entrepreneurs at ECDI, Green Bean Delivery, March 2012
Feds increase county's grants, Columbus Dispatch, 7 February 2012.
The Beautiful, the local, and the slow, Edible Columbus, 6 December 2011.
Shop Talk: Connie De Jong, Inna Kinney, Steve Fireman, Columbus Dispatch, 17 November 2011.
Upper Arlington economic development chief leaving to join ECDI, Columbus Business First, 29 September 2011.
Shopping: Celebrate Local, Columbus Alive, 28 September 2011.
Celebrate Local open house scheduled for today, The Metropreneur, 13 September 2011.
Easton continues momentum of farmers market with seasonal store, The Daily Reporter, 9 September 2011.
Farmers' produce to stay on sale at Easton, Columbus Dispatch, 9 September 2011.
ECDI provides real help for small businesses, The Columbus African American News Journal, August 2011.
Non-profit serves up food cart program, Columbus Dispatch, 2 August 2011.
Interested in starting a mobile food business?, Street Eats Columbus, 14 July 2011.
Microlending group opening commissary to boost food cart biz, Columbus Business First, 29 June 2011.
ECDI Food Fort scheduled to open in July, The Metropreneur, 28 June 2011.
Microfinance in Central Ohio, WOSU: All Sides with Ann Fisher, 14 June 2011.
Demand increases for micro-loans, WOSU, 17 May 2011.
Superstars: Central Ohio executives who shine, Columbus CEO, April 2011.
ECDI and Bank of America work together to bring an additional $800,000 to local small businesses, The Metropreneur, 16 March 2011.
Microlending and food carts, Columbus Monthly, March 2011.
En busca de "pequeños" empresarios, Fronteras, 24 February 2011.
Congrats to Steve Fireman, 2011 Arch Award winner, ColumbusUnderground, 20 February 2011.
Professional kitchen hopes to attract food entrepreneurs, ThisWeek News, 14 February 2011.
I Know I Can offers cash for college-bound students, Columbus Local News, 25 January 2011.
ECDI wants to raise $10M for local businesses through new fund. The Metropreneur, 12 January 2011.
Patt-McDaniel announces $480,000 in microenterprise business grants. Ohio Department of Development, 13 December 2010.
Old area theatres still showing movies a rare gem, Columbus Business First, 1 October 2010.
Food trucks and food carts enjoy success in Columbus dining scene, The Metropreneur, 24 September 2010.
Eight women-owned firms to vie for loan. Cincinnati Enquirer, 24 August 2010.
Cupcakes a la cart: The sugar on top of Columbus' street vendors. 614 Magazine, August 2010.
ECDI adds Bob Kramer as Director of Food Services. ColumbusUnderground, 21 July 2010.
Nonprofit lenders stimulate growth. Columbus Dispatch, 19 July 2010.
City eyes fund to help spur development. ThisWeek News, 26 May 2010.
Local food-makers find space among big boys. Columbus Business First, 19 March 2010.
Macro view of microloan. Columbus Business First, 20 November 2009.
Food retailers call on brokers to expand fare into eateries. Columbus Business First, 16 October 2009.
Nonprofit lender gets $75K SBA grant. Columbus Business First, 9 October 2009.
ECDI Launches Kitchen Incubator Program. ColumbusUnderground, 8 October 2009.
Foodie entrepreneurs getting aid. Columbus Business First, September 2009.
Westgate residents look for buy-in on biz plan. Columbus Business First, 15 May 2009.
Microloan program grows with need. Columbus Business First, 9 March 2007.