Category: ECDI

ECDI is one of 12 organizations nationwide to receive funds as part of Diverse Community Capital program

The Ohio-based organization, Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI), is receiving $200,000 in grant funding to help diverse small business owners. It’s one of 12 organizations nationwide selected in round four of the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business®: Diverse Community Capital program. “The Diverse Community Capital program is one of many ways Wells Fargo…

Columbus Women’s Business Center Welcomes New Director – Ramona Mills

Columbus Women’s Business Center Welcomes New Director – Ramona Mills Ramona Mills is an entrepreneur in practice and at heart, lending versatility, motivation, and strategic vision in her work. Ramona joined ECDI’s Women’s Business Center with over 20 years’ experience in leadership, project management, marketing, and communications; providing a comprehensive skill set that translates into…

ECDI Welcomes Danielle Sydnor as Executive Director of Northern Ohio 

ECDI Welcomes Danielle Sydnor as Executive Director of Northern Ohio  Danielle will be responsible for overseeing operations for ECDI in Northern Ohio. As the Executive Director, Danielle will cultivate relationships within the community and work to ensure ECDI is able to execute on its goals of providing technical assistance, training and access to capital for small…

Business Profile:  Kamala Colbert

Business Profile:  Kamala Colbert Kamala Colbert has her eyes on the horizon, always looking for new experiences and new ways to look at the world.  Kamala’s path to entrepreneurship was long and complex but it was this attitude that helped her succeed. Kamala grew up in Akron, Ohio, but moved to California as teenager. “That…

ECDI to host Certified Payroll for State Funded Projects workshop on Jan. 17

Certified Payroll for State Funded Projects Projects that are publicly funded require, for each payroll period, that the contractor create a certified payroll report that shows the wages paid to each worker. In this class you will learn what the rules and regulations are around certified payroll, as well as how to do it. Presented by Stephen Clegg, Bureau Chief, Wage and…

Minority-owned subcontractors starting to take advantage of ECDI’s innovative “Capital For Construction” program

Minority-owned subcontractors starting to take advantage of ECDI’s innovative “Capital For Construction” program Economic & Community Development Institute, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co., recently launched a new program titled “Capital For Construction” that addresses financing gaps minority-owned construction subcontractors face when submitting bids for large-scale construction contracts. ECDI’s Jesse Mark, who has worked…

Have your registered to meet with OSU, COSI, CSCC and CMHA at the Sept. 21 OhioMBE Procurement Fair?

The Sept. 21 OhioMBE Procurement Fair will be hosted by Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority from 1 to 4 pm. The OhioMBE Procurement Fairs introduces small, minority and female-owned businesses to area purchasing agents. During this fast-paced session, small businesses are allocated 15-minute appointments to meet one-on-one with represented companies/agencies. The goal of the OhioMBE Procurement Fair is…

ECDI to unveil “Capital for Construction” program for minority-owned subcontractors

ECDI to unveil “Capital for Construction” program to address financing gaps for Central Ohio minority-owned subcontractors COLUMBUS, Ohio July 20, 2017 — Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) will unveil a new program focused on providing financing to minority-owned construction subcontractors. The program, called “Capital For Construction,” is a partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co.…