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ECDI is your resource for affordable loans and entrepreneur support

The Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) is dedicated to supporting underserved and underbanked entrepreneurs through funding and business incubation services.

For Ohio entrepreneurs, we provide access to responsible, affordable capital, through SBA and other loan funds. We invest in people, not statistics, to remove hurdles and assure all entrepreneurs have the opportunity to build their dreams.

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ECDI is proud to have assisted more than 17,000 entrepreneurs, disbursed more than $56.4 million through 2,600 loans, and created and retained more than 8,000 jobs since 2004.



Through ​ECDI and our Women's Business Centers, you can gain access to no-cost support and resources for business owners, including:

  • One-on-one mentoring

  • Entrepreneur education

  • Financial literacy training

  • Business planning assistance

  • Networking

  • Professional Advisory Network

  • COVID recovery resources

How can we help you succeed?


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ECDI is one of the top U.S. SBA intermediary microlenders with a mission to invest in people to create measurable and enduring social and economic change. ECDI provides responsible, affordable lending and comprehensive small business development services to help underbanked people and communities join the economic mainstream. ECDI’s target population includes low-moderate income individuals, minorities, women, immigrants, and refugees, and those otherwise precluded from funding from a traditional financial institution.

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