"Create and sustain jobs and businesses in our communities by providing high-quality small business development services."
Create & sustain jobs
Since 1976, VEDC has created more than 10,000 new jobs and helped 25,000 workers across 3500 businesses continue working.
Small businesses provide the vast majority of jobs and income for residents of low-income communities. As a Community Development Financial Institution, we support neighborhoods by encouraging entrepreneurship to thrive.
Small business development
VEDC is more than a lender. We offer complete educational courses, personal 1-on-1 counseling for business owners, networking events, local initiatives, volunteer opportunities, and a powerful community of entrepreneurs and financiers to walk beside every step of the way.