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Small Business Lending & Education

VEDC is the leading non-profit CDFI changing small business financing by making it more impactful and available across the United States. Our mission is to create jobs and promote economic development in under-served communities.

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$500 – $250,000

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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, operated by VEDC

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

Opportunity Finance Network

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

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About VEDC

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

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