For a second year, MLCDC will partner with the Omaha Police Department (OPD) to celebrate the cultural traditions surrounding the Christmas holiday and giving gifts to needy children. Traditional cooking from around the world is combined with distribution of gifts to children in need. This year the Christmas celebration will be held at South High School on December 8th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. OPD and MLCDC are preparing the festivity for around 4,000 attendees.
Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation (MLCDC) signed a loan agreement on October 26, 2013 with the Nebraska Enterprise Fund.The purpose of this agreement is to provide capital funds to enable MLCDC to make small business loans or "micro loans," to small or "micro businesses" located in Nebraska. In order to receive these funds MLCDC had to provide matching funds in the amount of $20,000.00. MLCDC will provide in the following months 8 loans an average of $4,0000.00 each loan.
An important part of MLCDC’s vision for the future is supporting Omaha as an inclusive community, where multiculturalism is understood, supported, and celebrated.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners awarded MLCDC with a grant from the Visitor Improvement Fund in the amount of $21,500.00 for the fiscal year 2013/2014. This grant will be used to improve and fund the 2014 Omaha Heritage Festival.
Community Investment Opportunities LLC (CIO) has paid an option to buy a property located at 5025 S 33rd Street Omaha, NE 68107. The total site area of this property is 5.53 AC and 246,740 SF. MLCDC created CIO in 2010 with the support of Milo Alexander, Director, of the Creighton University Legal Clinic and several business leaders from the community. MLCDC has participation in CIO. Also, MLCDC is responsible for the coordination of the project. Other important partners in this project are Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) from Minneapolis and National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB).
The MLCDC web page provides data on organizations and businesses that serve the people in the greater metro area both in English and in Spanish. If your company has a bilingual staff this will be an excellent tool to promote your services in greater Omaha. MLCDC advertises the Latinodir through direct marketing, newspaper and radio.
Mundo Latino Newspaper
Wells Fargo Bank
Bank of the West
University of Nebraska Omaha
Pettis Law Office
Creighton University State Farm Pettis Law Office
Douglas County/Visitors Grant Nebraska Arts Council SAM's Club
Douglas County/South Omaha Historical Grant Grace University
Community Investments Opportunities (CIO) Security National Bank Coventry Nebraska