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September 21, 2023

EDA Powered Capital is Helping Delaware and Pennsylvania Surge Business Growth

For more than thirty years, True Access Capital (TAC) has been empowering small business owners and entrepreneurs in Delaware and Pennsylvania, providing them with startup capital. Since opening its doors in 1991, TAC has provided nearly $50 million in funding to more than 1,400 organizations, allowing them to, in turn, open for business as well.
  • Small Business Development/RLF
August 30, 2023

EDA-Funded Nonprofit Helps Local Startups Open for Business in South Carolina

In 2007, Lowcountry Local First (LLF) opened its doors in Charleston, South Carolina. The founders of this non-profit organization wanted to advance economic prosperity and local ownership through innovative and inclusive initiatives—exactly the kind of initiative that would benefit from EDA’s investment.
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Small Business Development/RLF
August 17, 2023

EDA Helps Ensure Maine is “Built for Business”

Since 1943, the State of Maine was home to the Brunswick Naval Air Station, a training facility for pilots heading off to Europe during World War 2. They operated under the motto: “Built for Business.”  Today, that slogan has taken on a new meaning.
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Small Business Development/RLF
July 20, 2023

Wisconsin Chocolatier Achieves Sweet Success With Help From EDA-Funded Programs and Projects

“I was just a humble chocolate maker with a dream.” Daniel Herskovic, a gourmet chef who worked at top restaurants in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago, started his luxury chocolate company, Mayana Chocolate, in his apartment and eventually moved to a small table in the corner of a local cheesecake bakery on Chicago’s North Side.
  • Economic Development Districts
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Small Business Development/RLF
February 21, 2023

With EDA Support, Small Businesses Fulfill Big Dreams in Kentucky

“Your dream – our mission.” That’s the motto of Community Ventures, a community development financial institution (CDFI) that has been serving Kentucky since 1982. Today, they operate five offices throughout the state and are committed to improving the quality of life for all of its citizens.
  • Small Business Development/RLF
January 18, 2023

South Carolina Shrimper Finds Smooth Sailing with Help of EDA Revolving Loan Fund Program

James Bradley is a second-generation commercial fisherman from South Carolina. He’s the owner of Bradley’s Commercial Fishing, a family-owned business on St. Helena Island. The company provides shrimp and other seafood items to local restaurants. Fishing has been a proud tradition for the Bradley family, which has been in the seafood business for more than 100 years.
  • Small Business Development/RLF
January 12, 2023

With EDA Support, Racine County Renews Commitment to Small Businesses

Long hours and double shifts are a familiar routine for many entrepreneurs and Racine, Wisconsin-based aesthetician Tristah Romero-Kelly is no exception. In 2019, she opened her own business, Renew Medical Aesthetics , while continuing in her “day job” as a nurse practitioner at a clinic in Milwaukee.
  • Small Business Development/RLF
December 6, 2022

Revolving Loan Fund Program Provides Faire Opportunities in Delaware

Rob Snowberger is a U.S. Navy Veteran and local entrepreneur in Wilmington, Delaware. In July 2019, he opened the Faire Market and Café, a grocery store and coffee service. In addition to offering the community more food choices, this unique endeavor also served as an economic revitalization project, bringing new customers to the downtown area.
  • Small Business Development/RLF
November 29, 2022

EDA-Capitalized Revolving Loan Fund Helps a Small Business Ascend to Success

When psychologist Haleigh Scott completed her postdoctoral clinical training at the University of California, Davis she knew she could best continue her commitment to individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities in a small setting that would allow personalized patient treatment and case management.
  • Small Business Development/RLF