About ECDI

ECDI, a statewide SBA lender, started in Columbus in 2004 before expanding to Cleveland in July 2012, and Akron in November 2014. ECDI also has Field Offices in Toledo and Cincinnati.

Since inception in 2004, ECDI has benefited local communities throughout the state of Ohio, asisted over 8,500 individuals, disbursed over $33 milion through 1,600 small business loans, and created and retained over 5,900 jobs via our comprehensive suite of programs available through our offices. 

ECDI’s loans range from $500 to $350,000 and shows a large variety in their clients and the uses for the loans. Equipment-based loans are currently very popular, but others use the funds for entrepreneurial ventures and other operating costs.

The organization supports loans for new and established businesses. Many of their other services can help develop a new business into a loan-ready client.

ECDI provides the tools, technical assistance and support for businesses to succeed.