• FAQs Are you looking for information, but not sure where to start? You might find your answer here!
  • Toledo Region It matters where you make it.
  • Events Click for more information on current and upcoming events and contests!
  • Careers Click to view all open positions at the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority.
  • Energy & Finance Learn more about the Port's energy and finance programs!
  • Community Programs The Port Authority has several programs in place to assist start-up and existing ventures in the Toledo Region.
  • Foreign-Trade Zone Learn more about Foreign-Trade Zone #8.
  • Train Station Rental The Downtown Toledo Train Station is the perfect venue for your next event!
  • The Port of Toledo The Port of Toledo is home to 15 terminals linked to global markets through the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System.
  • Toledo Shipyard Owned by the Port Authority and operated by IRONHEAD Marine, the skilled workforce at the Toledo Shipyard provides a variety of services.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza The Downtown Toledo Train Station is home to Amtrak and Greyhound!
  • Toledo Express Airport TOL offers nonstop and connecting flights to nearly 200 worldwide destinations on American Airlines and nonstop flights to popular vacation destinations in Florida on Allegiant.
  • Toledo Executive Airport TDZ is primarily used for corporate aviation, premium air freight services, emergency aviation services, law enforcement, flight training, and privately owned aircraft.
  • Public Notices Click here to view all projects being bid by the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority.
  • Supplier Recruitment To start a business relationship with the Port Authority, click here to register your company to be included in our Supplier Database.
  • Press Releases Check out the Port's latest news releases.
  • Newsletters Stay up-to-date with Port activities!

Microenterprise Development Initiative

The Microenterprise Development Initiative is designed to provide access to capital and technical assistance to start-up and existing ventures finding it difficult to obtain traditional financing. The Port Authority will be the point of access and ECDI the lending partner.

The Economic and Community Development Institute or ECDI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. ECDI’s mission is “to invest in people to create measurable and enduring social and economic change.” As the only U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) intermediary microlender and U.S. Treasury designated Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in the state of Ohio, ECDI addresses the needs of aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners in the creation and expansion of their businesses. Programs and services provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with tools they need to start or expand businesses. Programs include small business development training, one-on-one technical assistance, and incubation services. Also, ECDI fills a gap in the credit industry by offering loans from $500 to $350,000.

For more information:

Craig Teamer
Manager, Finance and Special Projects
Email: cteamer@toledoport.org
Phone: 419.243.8251

top menu Back to Top