Chicagoland Business Opportunity Fund

Are you interested in building your company’s net worth? Are you looking to help your community?

The Chicagoland Business Opportunity Fund can help you create or retain permanent jobs in your area when 75% of the jobs employ low to moderate income residents and operations take place in the low and moderate income communities.

VEDC (Valley Economic Development Center) is a leading non-profit small business lender that has a 40 year history of changing the way small business lending is done by making it more available and impactful. With a growing footprint, VEDC has lent $400 million in direct and guaranteed loans to over 108,000 small businesses to create and retain more than 200,600 new jobs. VEDC’s mission, as a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), is to help create jobs and promote small business development in under-served communities. The organization provides loans and micro-financing options to small businesses, particularly those owned by women and minorities, that don’t qualify for traditional financing. VEDC’s expanding portfolio is composed of community-based loan funds in California, Illinois, Nevada, Utah, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida and New York.

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