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

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Hispanic Business

Business Planning

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers (Specialty)
  • Micro Loans (Specialty)
  • Economic Development Lending (Specialty)


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

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

Regulatory Compliance

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

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Website Development
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Business Management Training

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization

Starting a Business

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


  • One-on-One Counseling
Contact Information
Molly Terry
10 East North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201