MLCDC is a catalyst for a thriving, diverse and inclusive community enriched by Latino influence,
economic success, culture and leadership.
Women Go Forward
Women Go Forward fosters the empowerment of women who are seeking opportunities outside of the home. The program helps isolated women build friendships, engage in the community and improve skills and self-esteem. Women Go Forward increases opportunities for Latinas through holistic education, workforce and entrepreneurial training, individual business counseling, leadership development and financial literacy.
This program serves small businesses which need capital ranging from $1,000 to $25,000. MLCDC serves businesses that lack access to bank credit. The new Direct Lending Program will offer loans up to $50,000 at below market interest rates.
Micro-Business Program offers instruction, individualized training and technical assistance to small business owners in the development of business plans and the management of their businesses. MLCDC provides access to bank loans and other micro-lending sources.
Childcare Development Program
This program teaches women to operate a successful child care business by planning for compliance with building codes and state licensing requirements, financial record keeping, cash flow requirements and operating expenses. Technical assistance and ongoing training support existing centers to remain in business and to secure or maintain state licensing that improves successful outcomes
Computer skills are taught to enhance each individual’s proficiency and to include information technology in the Latino business community.
Annual Job Fair and Expo Conference
The conference features national guest speakers to discuss the ways in which other cities have successfully implemented community and economic development programs.