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.
The Micro-Business program helps startup and expanding businesses by working individually with each owner to develop business plans, provide technical assistance and expertise tailored to address startup or ongoing management and operational needs. The program helps owners prepare documents to secure bank loans or other financing programs.
Childcare Development Program
The Childcare Development program teaches Latina and refugee women to set the foundation for a successful child care business by planning for and complying with building codes and state licensing requirements, financial record keeping, cash flow requirements and operating expenses in Omaha, Bellevue, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, with plans to offer the program in Fremont.
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.
Computer skills are taught to enhance each individual’s proficiency and to include information technology in the Latino business community.