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Latino Economic Development Center

Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) is an Elevate Hennepin business advisor offering Hennepin County businesses up to 25 hours of services at no cost, including:


  • Access to capital
  • Spanish-language business development classes
  • Coaching
  • Marketing consulting
  • Legal assistance
  • Food industry education


Our services begin with clear communication to develop a close relationship with and create a custom approach for each aspiring entrepreneur. LEDC helps both aspiring and established business owners to create a road map that will illustrate how to transform vague business ideas into specific action items that will help to build a strong foundation for your business. All our services are provided in Spanish and with the appropriate cultural context.

In addition, The Latino Economic Development Center helps Latino entrepreneurs and small businesses in Minnesota to launch and grow through classes, workshops, one-on-one assistance, agricultural assistance services, a kitchen incubator, and loans as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). LEDC manages a lending portfolio that offers resources to qualified entrepreneurs. Our goal is to support entrepreneurs and help to create
sustainable businesses and generational wealth.

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Meet one-on-one with Latino Economic Development Center to assess your best next step.

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Access to Capital, Advisors and consultants, Disadvantaged businesses, Immigrant, Latinx, Lending resources, Strategic planning


Disadvantaged businesses, Immigrant, Latinx


Early growth businesses (1-9 employees), Idea stage businesses, Second stage businesses (10+ employees), Startup businesses (0 employees)


Speaks English, Speaks Spanish

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