Focus Area: Michigan-Based

September 15, 2021

Northern Initiatives

Northern Initiatives is a Community Development Financial Institution. We’re in business to provide loans and business services to small business owners and entrepreneurs who create jobs and enable the communities of Michigan and neighboring Wisconsin to thrive.

First American Capital Corp.

AICCW-FACC exists to promote economic development in Wisconsin Indian Country through directed service delivery to American Indian entrepreneurs. First American Capital Corporation (FACC) is to perform business development activities that benefit Wisconsin’s Indian Country by increasing access to capital in the form of business loans, providing technical assistance services that strengthen the skills of our entrepreneurs, and by advocating for Indian-owned business opportunities, both on and off the reservations.

Center for Empowerment and Economic Development Lending

CEED Lending is an initiative of the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council (WBC). We are providing business expansion financing and small business loans to startup and existing enterprises owned by women or men in the following nine southeast Michigan counties: Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne.

Metro Community Development, Inc.

Metro Community Development is a Certified CDFI, an approved Small Business Administration (SBA) intermediary micro loan lender and a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis with focus on serving the Flint MSA, Shiawassee, Lapeer, North Oakland and Saginaw MSA.

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