The Right Organization at the Right Time

The Pew Hispanic Center reports the Latino population has grown by 87% in Douglas County, 116% in Sarpy County and 113% in Pottawattamie County. Douglas and Sarpy Counties have more than 69,000 Latino residents. Despite a growing Latino population, there is a very low rate of Latino-owned businesses. 1.3% of firms in the Omaha-Council Bluffs MSA are Latino-owned compared to 94.5% owned by Whites.

Latinos in the greater omaha area experience poverty at a higher rate: 13% are in poverty in Pottawattamie County, and 28% in Dodge, 23% in Douglas, 15% in Sarpy and 36% in Saunders counties in NE, compared 7.6% in IA, 8.1% in NE, and 10.5% nationally, indicating Latinos need opportunities to increase their income through employment or business ownership.

The challenge is to support the creation of Latino-owned businesses that can provide new employment opportunities, particularly for low income Latino residents.

Founded in 2006, MLCDC provides necessary services to the growing population of Latinos in greater Omaha area. As a whole, greater Omaha area’s Latino population is in search of employment, opportunities to care for their young children, and methods of becoming acculturated to mainstream society including the U.S. financial system.

Happy 2015!

Νew Years marks a new beginning. Νew people to meet, new adventures to enjoy and new memories to create. Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation wishes you the happiest New Υear ever!

Calendar of Events

Jan 31

How to Start a Licensed Business

Classes and technical assistance to develop successful and sustained market responsive businesses more...

Feb 02

Peer Lending Group Loan Meeting /Pioneers

MLCDC provides loans to business loan Group members. more...

Feb 03

Visionarios Lending Meeting

MLCDC uses the peer-lending group model to help small businesses which do not have access to bank credit. more...

Feb 07

Preparing a Business Plan to Project the Growth of Your Business or to Apply for a Loan

Easy way to increase the size of your business and prepare a business plan more...

Feb 07

Midlands Childcare Association Lending Meeting

MLCDC provides loans to business loan Group members more...

Feb 14

How to Prepare Your Strategic and Action Plan

Easy Way to plan the growth and improvement of your business. Also, you will prepare a business plan in one page. more...

Feb 18

MLCDC’s Loan Committee Meeting

Evaluating loan applications for the direct lending program more...

Feb 21

Meeting to Plan A Multi-Pronged Community Economic Development Project

Working in job creation and business expansion in South Omaha more...

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MLCDC Sponsorship Opportunities

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