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While the federal government does not provide grants for starting or growing small businesses, one of the mechanisms in place to promote small business growth and economic development is the Community Development Financial Institution Fund managed by the US Department of the Treasury.
Community Development Financial Institutions fall into four categories:
AHC Community Development, LLC
Appalachian Development Federal Credit Union
ASB Community Development Corp
Cincinnati Development Fund
Cincinnati New Markets Fund, LLC
Columbus Compact Corporation
Columbus Growth Fund, Inc., The
Enterprise Development Corporation
Finance Fund Capital Corporation
National City New Market Fund, Inc.
Neighborhood Capital Corporation
Northeast Ohio Development Fund, LLC
Ohio Capital Finance Corporation
Shorebank Enterprise Group
University Circle New Markets, Inc.
Uptown Consortium, Inc.
Village Capital Corporation
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The Small Business Administration was established in 1953. Since that time the agency has dispensed millions of dollars in loans and loan guarantees, contracts, consulting assistance and other programs for small business across the United States.