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Tools and Resources for Your Business

The Purple Line Business Engagement Team works collaboratively with various neighborhood revitalization organizations, redevelopment authorities, regional services centers, and community development financial institutions in the project area. With a local focus, these entities deliver business support and development programs and services that may be of assistance to you and your business. If you would like to learn more about the technical support, financial assistance, and business sustainability programs that they provide, we encourage you to contact them directly.

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Latino Economic Development Center
Ledcmetro.org/Purple_Line

202-588-5102
LEDC is a Washington DC based 501(c)(3) nonprofit and Community Development Financial Institution with a mission is to drive the economic and social advancement of low-to-moderate income Latinos and other D.C. and Baltimore metro area residents and help them build assets through homeownership and entrepreneurship.
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Silver Spring Region -Montgomery County, MD
MontgomeryCountyMD.gov/BIZ

240-777-0311
Montgomery County Government has many resources available to help small businesses start, grow, and thrive. Silver Spring Regional Services Center is one of five Regional Services Centers strategically located in various regions of the county to bring county government closer to all who live, work, and visit Silver Spring - including residents and businesses.
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FSC First
Fscfirst.com

301-883-6900
FSC First was founded in 1978 to serve small businesses. Today it offers a diverse range of financing programs and revolving loan funds. It is a certified development company (CDC) and community development financial institution (CDFI) that provides creative, flexible business financing solutions to established and emerging businesses through its diverse grant and loan portfolio.
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Maryland Small Business Development Center
Marylandsbcd.org

301-403-8300
From start-up to established businesses, the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers individualized consulting, access to experienced business advisors, and programs and services to sustain and revitalize small businesses.
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Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization
Community Development Corporation
Ckarcdc.org

240-608-CKAR
Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization Community Development Corporation (CKAR CDC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that forms strategic partnerships to implement projects in the Greater Riverdale community, including community and economic development, workforce training, environmental sustainability, business retention, and advocacy.
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Takoma/Langley Crossroads Development Authority
Takomalangley.org

301-578-6094
Supporting the international commercial district along University Blvd and New Hampshire Ave with over 170 shops and restaurants, the Takoma/Langley Crossroads Development Authority. Inc. is a 501(c)6 business association that markets, promotes, and maintains the City of Takoma Park’s Takoma/Langley Crossroads Commercial Management District.
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