The Right Organization at the Right Time

The Pew Hispanic Center reports the Latino population has grown by 87% in Douglas County, 116% in Sarpy County and 113% in Pottawattamie County. Douglas and Sarpy Counties have more than 69,000 Latino residents. Despite a growing Latino population, there is a very low rate of Latino-owned businesses. 1.3% of firms in the Omaha-Council Bluffs MSA are Latino-owned compared to 94.5% owned by Whites.

Latinos in the greater omaha area experience poverty at a higher rate: 13% are in poverty in Pottawattamie County, and 28% in Dodge, 23% in Douglas, 15% in Sarpy and 36% in Saunders counties in NE, compared 7.6% in IA, 8.1% in NE, and 10.5% nationally, indicating Latinos need opportunities to increase their income through employment or business ownership.

The challenge is to support the creation of Latino-owned businesses that can provide new employment opportunities, particularly for low income Latino residents.

Founded in 2006, MLCDC provides necessary services to the growing population of Latinos in greater Omaha area. As a whole, greater Omaha area’s Latino population is in search of employment, opportunities to care for their young children, and methods of becoming acculturated to mainstream society including the U.S. financial system.

Calendar of Events

Feb 28
2015

Childcare Training and Networking

Healthy eating/Healthy lifestyle in and out of childcares more...

Mar 02
2015

Peer Lending Group Loan Meeting /Pioneers

MLCDC provides loans to business loan Group members. more...

Mar 14
2015

Midlands Childcare Association Lending Meeting

MLCDC provides loans to business loan Group members more...

Mar 18
2015

MLCDC’s Loan Committee Meeting

Evaluating loan applications for the direct lending program more...

Mar 21
2015

Meeting to Plan A Multi-Pronged Community Economic Development Project

Working in job creation and business expansion in South Omaha more...

Apr 04
2015

Preparing a Business Plan to Project the Growth of Your Business or to Apply for a Loan

Easy way to increase the size of your business and prepare a business plan more...

Apr 04
2015

How to Start a Licensed Business

Classes and technical assistance to develop successful and sustained market responsive businesses more...

May 16
2015

“Viva Greater Omaha Heritage Festival”

Creating a bridge between communities more...

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MLCDC Sponsorship Opportunities

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