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Empowering people.
Investing in communities.
Supporting small businesses.

ECDI'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY

Celebrating 20 Years of Empowering Small Businesses

For two decades, ECDI has been a committed partner to the small businesses that make up the heart of our neighborhoods and communities across the state. What started as an idea to support immigrant entrepreneurs has grown into the country’s leading SBA micro-lender assisting thousands of entrepreneurs.

 

It is through our commitment to expanding opportunities to all people that ECDI continues to evolve to meet the needs of small businesses as neighborhoods and the economy changes. We invite you to invest in our next 20 years of supporting small businesses and our neighborhoods.

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OUR MISSION

Investing in people to create measurable and enduring social and economic change

Donate

Every dollar you donate helps us support Ohio's small businesses, through training, business advising, and lending. You can donate online, via check, or through your donor-advised fund.

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Proud to serve small business entrepreneurs.

20 YEARS OF IMPACT

Opened 4 Women’s Business Centers
 
Founded the Minority Contractor Resource Center program
 
Become country’s #1 SBA microlender
 
​Expanded the Food Fort to a statewide Food Incubation program

$180M

in loans distributed

43,576

estimated jobs created or retained

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ECDI's 20th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, August 7, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. 

We invite you to join us at this celebration of our past and head into our next 20 years of supporting small businesses and our neighborhoods.

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Sponsorship

As we celebrate our success over the past 20 years, we invite you to invest in our next 20 years of supporting small businesses throughout the state.

OUR MILESTONES

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Volunteer

If you're a seasoned business pro, who can act as an advisor to a small business entrepreneur, consider joining our Professional Advisory Network.

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