MLCDC Wins 10K Entrepreneurship Grant from FNBO to Help Latinos and Immigrants

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MLCDC Wins 10K Entrepreneurship Grant from FNBO to Help Latinos and Immigrants

The Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation (MLCDC, midlandslatinocdc.org) announced that it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the First National Bank of Omaha. The grant will allow MLCDC to invest in training and educational opportunities to Latinos and immigrants who want to open a small business in Omaha or Council Bluffs. MLCDC’s Women Entrepreneurs Program is part of this training, giving low- and moderate-income women the opportunity to achieve self-sustainability through entrepreneurship. Many of the MLCDC’s Women Entrepreneur participants are underemployed, do not have English as their first language, and are immigrants.

With the help of this grant, the Women Entrepreneurs program will be able to assist and provide resources to the Latinas in Omaha and Council Bluffs to start or formalize their businesses as a way to support their families. This grant will help increase the number of locally owned Latino businesses in the metro area and includes financial education, industry training, help with business and marketing plans, technical assistance, and it will help MLCDC offer small loans as capital.

The Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation is known as a place where individuals receive training to open childcare businesses, but the mission at heart of the organization is to provide training opportunities to low- and moderate-income individuals to achieve financial stability and economic growth through entrepreneurship. For more information, visit midlandslatinocdc.org or call (402) 933-4466.

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