Economic Development and Law Center develops policy
tools for its regional equity work and for the Community
Capital Investment Initiative, which promotes equitable
and sustainable development for Bay Area residents.
NEDLC is a
national leader in facilitating and supporting legal
services and private lawyers to provide legal assistance
to the hundreds of organizations working at the local
level on community and economic development projects.
Minority Business Development Report The purpose
of the report was to provide information to assist The
Cleveland Foundation in developing its minority business
development approach, with an emphasis on supporting
the growth and health of established and mid-level businesses.
The report provides an assessment of the status
of current local minority business development, and
identifies promising focus areas for the Foundation
as it moves ahead. The report also outlines national
best practices for minority business development in
the areas of business development assistance, financing,
business networking, and research and advocacy.