EDC Launches New Foundation to Help Local Entrepreneurs


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The Grand Island Area Economic Development Corp. (EDC) created the the Central Nebraska Growth Foundation a 501(c)3 organization to receive and grant contributions designed to boost economic development.

According to Foundation Chairman Bill Westering, the organization works by providing entrepreneurs assistance. "When somebody comes to us, we have the ability to step up to the plate and figure out ways to help."


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Federal Programs Related to - Small & Minority Business Development Programs

Programs that provide technical assistance, venture capital, loans, loan guarantees or other forms of support: to encourage the establishment and growth of businesses that are owned and operated by individuals or groups who are representative of an ethnic minority, women or another minority population; and for individuals or groups who want to establish or expand the operation of a small business enterprise or venture. Also included are programs that protect the interests of small businesses and assure that they receive a fair share of government purchases, contracts, subcontracts and sales of government property.

Business Assistance Center Services; Business Incubator Programs; Disadvantaged Business Development; Entrepreneurial Training; Government Contract Procurement Assistance; Minority Business Loans; Minority Owned Business Development; Minority Vendor Certification; Small Business Counseling; SBA Loans; Small Business Administration Loans; Small Business Loans; Women Owned Business Development

Federal Programs Related to - Business Districts Revitalization

Programs that encourage or provide for the renewal or rehabilitation of office buildings, factories and other structures in old and rundown sections of commercial districts in order to attract investment in business and industry and provide jobs for the community. Central Business Districts Revitalization; Downtown Revitalization; Main Street; Street Festivals

Federal Programs Related to - Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other

Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to promote the practice of charitable giving and volunteering or to represent and serve a wide range of philanthropic and charitable institutions.




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