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LEDC offers Hennepin County businesses up to 25 hours of the following services at no cost through Elevate Business:

  • Business planning and assessment
  • One-on-one business advising or coaching
  • Loan and grant advisory services
  • Financial management
  • Navigation of Elevate Business resources and referrals

*Note: Elevate Business advisors provide professional consulting only. Any fees associated with websites, technology, or ongoing costs of implementing advisor recommended strategies such as marketing, websites or software the sole responsibility of the business owner. 


Additional Information

The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) was created in 2003 and is the only Latino-led and Latino-focused economic development organization as well as CDFI in Minnesota and the upper Midwest. We have a longstanding relationship with the Latino community in the Twin Cities and throughout greater Minnesota, a relationship that has only been strengthened as a result of the pandemic. We have been there and continue to be there for our Latino small business community by keeping our doors open and helping entrepreneurs and business owners access emergency grants and loan support.

We collaborate with clients to manage risk and prepare their businesses for robust growth.

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Free technical assistance services are available to businesses in Hennepin County and the Minneapolis-St. Paul region from this provider through Hennepin County investment in Elevate Business, City of Minneapolis Small Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP) and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Small Business Partnerships Program. Contact this provider via the “connect” button above or visit Elevate Business HC, Minneapolis BTAP, andDEED Small Business Partnershipsto learn more.


From our Hennepin County client, Delia Jovel: At LEDC’s business training, we reflect about how connecting our origin and identity with our business model. We too receive guidance on how to innovate services and products, reaching new clients for our business. From our Hennepin County client, Karina Marin: Many thanks for the information. Truly, we learned a lot from the subject matter presented. We will apply those examples to our own experience seeking success for our business.



0 Employees - Startup,
6 - 20 Employees - Early Growth

Communities of Interests:


Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish


Finance - Financial Counseling & Cost Analysis, Finance - Tax Guidance, Finance - Bookkeeping Training, Technology - Quickbooks, Finance - Education & Literacy, Loans and Grant Services, Loans and Grants - Lending Institutions, Loans and Grants - Loan & Grant Application Assistance, Loans and Grants - Loan & Grant Sourcing, Loans and Grants - Credit Counseling, Service Type - Events, Service Type - One on One Advising, Loans and Grants - Funding, Development, & Capital, Finance - Accounting & Finance Management, Finance - Payment Negotiation to Lenders and Creditors