ECDI is based in Columbus, with offices in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Akron, Canton, Toledo and Portsmouth. For small business clients in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, they serve a one-stop resource center. They are a leading SBA microloan intermediary, a certified Community Development Corporation, and Treasury-designated Community Development Financial Institution. At the root of every business are determined, dedicated people – and at ECDI, they support and invest in those people. They are fiercely dedicated to assuring every entrepreneur – regardless of where they came from, where they live, their gender or their race – has access to funding and the business mentoring services they need to build a small business that thrives.