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.