Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at City Colleges of Chicago works with VEDC (Valley Economic Development Center). VEDC is a leading non-profit small business lender that has a 40 year history of changing the way small business lending is done by making it more available and impactful. With a growing footprint, VEDC has lent $400 million in direct and guaranteed loans to over 108,000 small businesses to create and retain more than 200,600 new jobs. VEDC’s mission, as a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), is to help create jobs and promote small business development in under-served communities.Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, independent of acceptance into the business and management education program at City Colleges of Chicago.

To apply for a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses loan through VEDC please click here.