VEDC is one of the largest non-profit business development organizations in California, offering direct micro and small business loans, as well as, SBA 7(a) and SBA 504 loans.
VEDC has over 37 years of experience in providing affordable business assistance services, direct financial assistance, entrepreneurial training, and economic development to individuals and businesses in metro Los Angeles. VEDC’s services have recently expanded to provide lending services in Nevada, Chicago and the New York Tri-State area. Throughout its history, VEDC has assisted more than 98,000 businesses in creating and retaining over 27,000 jobs, opening over 1,700 new businesses, and graduating more than 3,100 individuals from the Entrepreneurial Training Program. VEDC has also provided more than $360,000,000 in direct and guaranteed lending to small businesses. Seventy-five percent of their clientele have been low to moderate income, as well as over 70% minority and women owned entrepreneurs.
VEDC’s mission is to create and sustain jobs and businesses in our communities by providing high-quality small business development services. VEDC implements this by giving under-served communities and low to moderate income residents the tools to build assets and raise economic standards by assisting with job creation and workforce development, as well as creating and growing new businesses.
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About L.A.’s Largest Mixer: Don’t miss out on L.A.’s largest and longest running business networking event! Over 30 Los Angeles chambers of commerce and business organizations will be at this year’s 17th annual L.A.’s Largest Mixer®, the most heralded business mixer/expo of the year, being held Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 W. 32nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90007.
L.A.’s Largest Mixer XVII– part social mixer, part business expo – is the 17th installment in the “Largest Mixer” family of events that has already produced successful mixers for the past 17 years in Orange County, Inland Empire and Las Vegas. For a complete list of exhibitors and sponsors, please visit www.lamixer.com or call 323.230.5656 for further information.