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

Mrs. Tessman’s Loan Application Finishing School


Learn how enlightened businessmen and businesswomen make the proper impression on a financial institution.


Building relationships with journalists to promote your business


Almost every small business owner would love to have their operation featured in the local newspaper. Lee Howard, award winning journalist for The Day, will help you learn how.

QuickBooks Desktop Pro Overview with Financial Fundamentals


This six-night workshop will prepare you for a more active role in the bookkeeping and financial management tasks in your small business.

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Client's Story :

Elliott Johnson’s Testimonial on CEDF

Principal of HP Contractors LLC Elliott Johnson discusses how his ongoing relationship with CEDF allowed him to obtain the necessary financing as his business grew.

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