Economic & Community Development Institute

  • Phone: (614) 559-0115

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. ECDI provides loans of up to $350,000 to Ohio small business owners that don’t qualify for a conventional bank loan.

Who can apply? Small businesses
Criteria: Can make loans up to $350,000 to anyone who goes through the underwriting process and is approved by the external loan review committee which consists of bankers, local entrepreneurs, and other professionals in the community.
Contact: www.ecdi.org