About ECDI

ECDI, a statewide SBA lender, started in Columbus in 2004 before expanding to Cleveland in July 2012, Akron in November 2014 and Cincinnati in January 2018. ECDI also has Field Offices in Toledo and Canton.

For 15 years ECDI has been providing small business loans, ranging from $500-$350,000, to help low-income, low-wealth, and other disadvantaged people and communities join the economic mainstream. ECDI has assisted over 13,000 individuals through our comprehensive suite of entrepreneurial programs and services. ECDI has disbursed a total of over $50 million through more than 2,100 loans, and created and retained over 8,000 jobs.

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.