Faces of Small Business

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Eric Duong: Taking Entrepreneurship To New Heights

Monday, February 15, 2016

Over 35 years ago, the young entrepreneur Eric Duong was forced to flee his home country of Vietnam after the war had ravaged his home. Leaving his business and his past life behind, Duong moved to France, where he opened up a successful Chinese restaurant in Rouen. Seven years later, he and his bro...

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ECDI's Minor Home Repair Program: Helping Those Who Help Others

Monday, February 01, 2016

When it comes to economic development, there is, as they say, more than one way to skin a rabbit. ECDI’s Minor Home Repair Program, funded by the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the State of Ohio, is an example of a program that provides a layered type of economic and community developme...

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Kafaya Mohamed: Bringing Somali Flavor to the Streets of Cleveland

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Every day, the Somali cab drivers of Cleveland make pit stops at Kafaya’s Kitchen, grabbing snacks to remind them of home and fuel them throughout the day. Their lunch choice is informed; Kafaya Mohamed is well known as the most talented Somali chef in Cleveland. Fresh tilapia, spiced goat, fl...

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Chris Crader, renown Columbus restaurateur, to partner with ECDI to bolster Columbus food economy

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Successful restaurateur Chris Crader has partnered with the Economic & Community Development Institute, to create a lasting, positive impact on Columbus' growing food industry.   Through $800,000 provided by the Office of Community Services (U.S Department of Health and Human Services), ECD...

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Starting Over Again: One Refugee Entrepreneur's Path To Success

Monday, December 28, 2015

Like all refugees, Mukhlid Shaikhil came to America in search of a better life than the one he had left behind. While Shaikhil was a talented civil engineer in Iraq, a stagnant economy and poor prospects led him to Jordan in 2000 where he worked as an electronics technician, but lacked the rights of...

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