National Economic Development and Law Center

2201 Broadway
Suite 815
Oakland CA 94612

phone: 510-251-2600
fax: 510-251-0600


James Head



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the National 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.


Resources to Share:

Cleveland 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.

Other publications can be ordered through the Publications page of the website, on topics including: