Community Economic Development Fund

Small Businesses Find Hope & Opportunity Here

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We provide loans to Connecticut small business owners, primarily in low-to-moderate income communities, who are not able to obtain traditional bank financing.

Business Education Workshops and Seminars

How to Buy a Commercial Building


Learn the complexities in commercial mortgages so you can prepare to own your own building.

What’s Your Business Really Worth?


Learn the concepts behind business valuation and what you can do to improve your circumstances.

Leadership Skills for New Businesses


It doesn’t matter whether you are a Main Street startup or a company with ambitions to raise venture capital, the crucial leadership skills are the same. In this webinar, you’ll learn why investors invest in people, not technology or products.

Get the training and knowledge you need to run a business right here at CEDF. View All Workshops & Seminars
Success stories

In the Words of Our Clients


Our video played at the organization's 25th Anniversary Celebration of Success reception on Oct. 2, 2019.

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