The Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) is a non-profit organization that should be on your radar screen if you are an entrepreneur working to start up a new business. Their mission statement says it all:
ECDI's mission is to invest in people to create measurable and enduring social and economic change. Since 2004, we have assisted over 5,000 entrepreneurs, loaned over $23 million to over 1,200 businesses, and created and retained over 4,500 jobs via our comprehensive suite of programs available through our offices in Columbus, Akron, Cleveland and Toledo, Ohio. We educate, invest, and innovate with the businesses and people we inspire.
ECDI exists to help small businesses, especially those working for social or economic good in their communities. They not only help with funding, but they also provide resources to encourage entrepreneurs to be innovative and resourceful.
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Dayton Minority Business Assit. Center
The US Small Business Administration
Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
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Ohio Small Business Development Centers
- At The Entrepreneurs Center
- At Wright State University
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