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Expanding opportunities in America’s cities

Economic Community Development Institute

Columbus, Ohio



The institute is a statewide Small Business Administration lender that provides a range of development services and financial training to bridge the gap for businesses and individuals who are unable to receive traditional loans. This funding supports the Arts Entrepreneur Initiative, a small-business development program in Toledo designed to equip creative entrepreneurs with the tools, training and capital to launch and sustain arts-focused enterprises in the UpTown district.