Tenth Year Anniversary for ECDI
Under the direction of Inna Kinney, the Economic and Community Development Institute (originally the Business and Asset Development division of Jewish Family Services), is celebrating its first decade as an independent non-profit. It now is one of the nation’s largest SBA micro-intermediary lenders. Since its inception, ECDI has created over 2,500 businesses, assisted over 5,000 entrepreneurs, and expanded to serve all 88 counties in Ohio. With offices in Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, and Akron, it deploys over $23 million in capital to Ohio’s small businesses through numerous loan funds, including one from the Columbus Jewish Foundation to assist small Jewish-owned businesses in Central Ohio.