For 15 years ECDI has been providing small business loans, ranging from $500-$350,000, to help low-income, low-wealth, and other disadvantaged people and communities join the economic mainstream. ECDI has assisted over 13,000 individuals through our comprehensive suite of entrepreneurial programs and services. ECDI has disbursed a total of over $50 million through more than 2,100 loans and created and retained over 8,000 jobs.

The organization supports loans for new and established businesses. Many of their other services can help develop a new business into a loan-ready client.

ECDI provides the tools, technical assistance, and support for businesses to succeed.

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Columbus ECDI and Women's Business Center Workshops & Webinars