At ECDI, we invest in people, connecting our resources with entrepreneurs who wish to start or expand their businesses. We fill a gap in the credit industry by offering small business loans ranging from $500 to $350,000 to entrepreneurs.
Our training institute provides knowledge and guidance for successful development and management of small businesses. We offer a large variety of classes which are taught by professional trainers and small business experts.
ECDI's mission is to invest in people to create measurable and enduring social and economic change. Since 2004, ECDI has assisted over 10,000 individuals through our comprehensive suite of entrepreneurial programs and services. ECDI has disbursed a total of over $39 million through more than 1,800 loans, and created and retained approx. 7,200 jobs.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.