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

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 […]