ECDI Columbus

The Economic & Community Development Institute is a Columbus, Ohio-based 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development organization founded in 2004.

ECDI is the third largest US Small Business Administration intermediary micro-lender (and largest in Ohio). It is also the largest US Treasury designated Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in the State with a small business focus. Since inception in 2004, ECDI has assisted over 8,500 individuals, disbursed over $33 million through over 1,600 loans, and created and retained over 6,200 jobs via our comprehensive suite of programs. Programs and services have been supported by over $55 million in federal, state, local and private funds and have proven to spur local economic development.