MLCDC: Meeting Needs by Investing in Opportunities

Antonio immigrated to the United States 19 years ago. Antonio worked for a company for 10 years, bought a house, and raised his child as a single father. Throughout this time, Antonio’s favorite hobby was working on cars, and eventually he began to dream that one day he could become a mechanic and open his own shop.

Antonio came to Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation with his dream five years ago. MLCDC helped him prepare a business plan and provided other advice about owning and operating a business in Nebraska. Like most people carefully nurturing a dream, Antonio kept his day job while he slowly gathered the things he needed. He found a location and secured enough tools to serve a few customers on the side.

As a member of the MLCDC’s business loan group “The Pioneers,” Antonio secured a micro-loan to purchase additional tools for his shop. Antonio quitted his day job and became a full-time mechanic. His business was steady, so he hired his brother on as a second employee.

Recently, Antonio worked with MLCDC a second business plan to rent a bigger shop an lay the groundwork to hire three additional employees. By working with MLCDC, he has also been able to clear up his credit history with the hope of one day being able to secure commercial credit if needed.

Celebrating our 8th Anniversary

MLCDC since July 2006 helping create jobs, build businesses and create economic self-sufficiency.Supporting Omaha as an inclusive community where multiculturalism is understood, supported and celebrated.

Calendar of Events

Oct 06
2014

Peer Lending Group Loan Meeting

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

Oct 10
2014

Connecting Business through Technology

Transitioning from paper to the smart world more...

Oct 18
2014

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...

Oct 18
2014

How to Start a Licensed Business

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

Oct 18
2014

Meeting to Plan A Multi-Pronged Community Economic Development Project

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

Oct 22
2014

MLCDC’s Loan Committee Meeting

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

Oct 24
2014

2014 MLCDC Gala Night

"Transforming Lives....Fulfilling Dreams" more...

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MLCDC Sponsorship Opportunities

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