K.C. Kye, owner of K-Mama Sauce

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Latino Economic Development Center


LEDC offers Hennepin County businesses up to 25 hours of services at no cost, including:

  • Business planning and assessment
  • One-on-one business advising or coaching
  • Loan and grant advisory services
  • Financial management
  • Navigation of Elevate Hennepin resources and referrals

The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) was created in 2003 and is the only Latino-led and Latino-focused economic development organization as well as CDFI in Minnesota and the upper Midwest. We have a longstanding relationship with the Latino community in the Twin Cities and throughout greater Minnesota, a relationship that has only been strengthened as a result of the pandemic. We have been there and continue to be there for our Latino small business community by keeping our doors open and helping entrepreneurs and business owners access emergency grants and loan support. We collaborate with clients to manage risk and prepare their businesses for robust growth.


  • Hennepin County
  • Minnesota
  • Lending Resources
  • Advisors and Consultants
  • Business & Strategic Planning
  • Loans, grants, access to capital
  • Disadvantaged businesses
  • Immigrant
  • Latinx
  • Early growth businesses (1-9 employees)
  • Idea stage businesses
  • Second stage businesses (10+ employees)
  • Startup businesses (0 employees)
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


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