ECDI, a statewide SBA lender, started in Columbus in 2004 before expanding across the state. Since 2004, ECDI has assisted over 10,000 individuals through our comprehensive suite of entrepreneurial programs and services. ECDI has disbursed a total of over $39 million through more than 1,800 loans, and created and retained approximately 7,200 jobs. The organization supports loans for new and established businesses. Many of their other services can help develop a new business into a loan-ready client. ECDI provides the tools, technical assistance and support for businesses to succeed.