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:
Financial literacy training
Business planning assistance
Professional Advisory Network
COVID recovery resources
How can we help you succeed?