Business Lending

Drawing from over 30 years of lending experience, HCDC helps small and medium-size businesses achieve big goals. Certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), HCDC provides growing businesses long-term, fixed rate financing for as little as 10% down.

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Business Incubation

HCDC’s Business Center is a nationally-recognized startup incubator in Southwest Ohio that helps entrepreneurs launch successful technology-oriented businesses through coaching, connections, innovative programming, access to capital, and a diverse learning environment.

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Economic Development

HCDC strengthens communities by retaining, expanding and attracting businesses to Hamilton County, Ohio. Through coordination of resources, financing, and incentives; we provide expert technical assistance to those seeking to invest or grow in the area.

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The Case for Small Business Assistance as an Economic Development Strategy

23 Sep, '16
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HCDC defines economic development as “building businesses and job creation.” While the U.S. Small Business Administration defines a “small business” as having as many as 500 employees, a definition that includes 99.7% of all U.S. businesses with employees. HCDC’s business coaching focuses on “micro-companies,” or those with fewer than 20 employees. Business coaching helps the owners of […]

Woodlawn Expands Community Reinvestment Area

23 Sep, '16
New Woodlawn Community Reinvestment Area.

The Village of Woodlawn, which has a community contract with the HCDC Economic Development Office, has been looking at ways to improve all current residential buildings and encourage construction of new residential structures. The Village currently has a Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) along Springfield Pike, which provides a tax incentive to properties that experience significant new […]