Latinas own less than 1% of businesses in the US. Latina CEO & Founder Daniella Senior shares how she managed to expand Colada Shop and launch Serenata and Zumo with support from LEDC.
The second episode of Econo-Mía features an interview with Renee Perkins, a Washington, DC resident who worked with LEDC's housing team to purchase her first home through the HPAP and IZ programs.
Econo-Mía's premiere episode features an interview with Nathaniel Ru, co-founder of Sweetgreen. As a former small business client, Sweetgreen demonstrates what can happen when we invest in minority-owned businesses.
Small businesses on S. Broadway between Gogh Street and E. Pratt Street in Fells Point are undergoing major façade improvements with support from LEDC and the Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development (MD DHCD).
LEDC has deployed 456 loans totaling over $7.5 million since March 2020. Eighty-five percent of loans deployed went to entrepreneurs of color. With an average loan size of $16,614, our team reached and supported truly small, family-owned businesses during COVID-19.
In January 2021, LEDC expanded its tenant services and eviction prevention efforts to Baltimore City. With support from the city and local partners, our team has helped dozens of families pay past-due rent and other necessary housing expenses.