ADC offers the following services through Elevate Business:
- One-on-one business advising or coaching
- Loan and grant advisory services
- 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.
The African Development Center (ADC) is the first community development corporation in the U.S. started by and for African immigrants. ADC was launched because existing economic development organizations lacked the resources needed to address the financial, cultural, and language barriers that hinder African immigrants from achieving self-sufficiency. The mission of the African Development Center is to grow businesses, build wealth, and increase reinvestment in the African communities of Minnesota. ADC delivers services to the African immigrant population in three key areas of asset building: financial literacy, homeownership, and business development.
We collaborate with clients to manage risk and prepare their businesses for robust growth.
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, and DEED Small Business Partnershipsto learn more.
“ADC comes through to help minority businesses when larger bank or other places would not. They know you by name and have the experience to connect you to resources that you wouldn’t be able to find on your own”
Organization Type: CDFI