Latino Economic Development Center

LEDC is a nonprofit organization that equips entrepreneurs and small business owners with capital and technical assistance / LEDC es una organización sin ánimo de lucro que apoya emprendedores y empresarios con asistencia técnica y microcrédito.


LEDC became incorporated in 1991 as a community-based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. LEDC’s mission is to drive the economic and social advancement of low- to moderate- income Latinos and other underserved community in the Greater DC and Baltimore metro areas by equipping them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities.

LEDC achieves its mission through four key service areas that include: small business development, microlending, affordable housing preservation, and homeownership counseling.

As a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), LEDC provides microloans ranging from 5k-50k to start-ups and existing businesses that have difficulty obtaining credit from mainstream financial institutions.

Our small business development services include one-on-one technical assistance and group training that support aspiring and existing low- to moderate- income small business owners with the creation, stabilization, and expansion of their business.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Market Plan Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers
  • Economic Development Lending
  • Micro Loans

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization


  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Web Site Development
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Advertising/Brochure Design


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Hispanic Business

Regulatory Compliance

  • Codes
  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark & Copyright Information

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Classes
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Business Research Resources

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Commercialization
  • Website Development


  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Startup Classes
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Business Management Training
Primary Contact
Molly Terry
10 East North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201