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Business Innovation Centers

We provide the infrastructure. You provide the innovation.

At ECDI, we are dedicated to helping small businesses grow. In addition to loan capital and general business support services, we give entrepreneurs access to business innovation centers that provide specialized infrastructure and/or resources. 

By leveraging the resources available to you at ECDI, you can start up or expand in a lower-risk environment where you'll be surrounded by support.

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  • Start here, grow here: Expertise to guide entrepreneurs at any stage of the business process 

  • One-on-one counseling sessions with staff or specialized experts

  • Individualized advice, coaching and access to free tools for women (and men!)

WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTERS OF OHIO

  • Designed to remove barriers for African American-owned and other minority-owned commercial contractors by providing coaching, capital and connections

  • Starts with loan readiness training and includes ongoing assistance

CAPITAL FOR CONSTRUCTION

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  • ECDI Food Fort: an industrial-sized facility with a commercial-grade kitchen, dry storage, walk-in coolers/freezers, and food truck hook-ups. It's home to a tall stack of food-and-drink businesses. 

  • Specialized food industry resources, along with peer and expert mentorship is available.

ECDI FOOD FORT

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