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File #: 1299-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/8/2017 In control: Small & Minority Business Development Committee
On agenda: 7/31/2017 Final action: 8/3/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a contract with the Economic and Community Development Institute for the purpose of administering the Economic Development Loan Program; to authorize the expenditure of $227,816.00 from the Community Development Block Grant; and to declare an emergency.
Attachments: 1. ORD1299-2017 ECDI CDBG 2017
Explanation
Background: This legislation authorizes the Director of Development to enter into a contract with the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) for the purpose of administering the Economic Development Loan Program. The City has contracted with ECDI since 2005 to provide Columbus residents with loans to start a business. Since that time, ECDI has closed over 200 Economic Development loans to Columbus based businesses.

ECDI is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit economic development organization located in Columbus, Ohio. Its mission is to invest in people to create measurable and enduring social and economic changes since its inception in 2004, the Institute’s programs and services have grown into a comprehensive suite of programming designed to lead low-income Ohioans out of poverty. Program participants are given the training and assistance needed to start a business. ECDI also provides foundational financial literacy training, innovative microenterprise development training and capitalization programs, and business incubation services. ECDI has benefited local communities throughout the State of Ohio, assisted over 6,550 individuals, disbursed over $25 million through 1,275 small business loans and retained over 4,600 jobs, with the comprehensive services, throughout the State of Ohio.

Emergency action is requested to allow ECDI to continue administrative services to support the City’s Economic Development Loan Program.

Fiscal Impact: This legislation authorizes the expenditure of $227,816.00 within the 2017 CDBG Fund Budget

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a contract with the Economic and Community Development Institute for the purpose of administering the Economic Development Loan Program; to authorize the expenditure of $227,816.00 from the Community Development Block Grant; and to declare an emergency.

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WHEREAS, small businesses are essential to the growth of the City of Columbu...

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