In 2005, a dream of business ownership became a reality when Mr. Juan Gonzalez opened Tamales House, a restaurant specializing in Mexican tamales and serving authentic Hispanic food in North […]
Small Business Lending & Education
Small business in action.
Our clients are the best part of VEDC. Every one of them inspires us with their incredible work ethic, drive, and belief in themselves. We believe in them too, and we tell their stories. Learn more about the business owners VEDC works with each day.
Los Angeles BusinessSource Centers
In partnership with the City of Los Angeles BusinessSource Centers, VEDC offers many services to the small business community. With both North Valley and West Valley locations, VEDC can help you learn critical management skills and will provide vital information on how to start, operate and successfully grow a business. Register for Workshops
VEDC is a proud member of the Opportunity Finance Network
The leading national network of community development financial institutions (CDFIs) investing in opportunities that benefit low-income, low-wealth, and other disadvantaged communities across America. Learn More
News & Updates
VEDC (Valley Economic Development Center) is a leading non-profit small business lender that has a 40 year history of changing the way small business lending is done by making it more available and impactful. With a growing footprint, VEDC has lent $400 million in direct and guaranteed loans to over 108,000 small businesses to create and retain more than 200,600 new jobs. VEDC’s mission, as a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), is to help create jobs and promote small business development in under-served communities. The organization provides loans and micro-financing options to small businesses, particularly those owned by women and minorities, that don’t qualify for traditional financing. VEDC’s expanding portfolio is composed of community-based loan funds in California, Illinois, Nevada, Utah, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida and New York. Learn more about VEDC services by visiting vedc.org/about.
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