About Us

The Economic Development Foundation (EDF)

EDF is in the business of making things happen for small business. We help originate, close and service SBA 504 Loans. As a Certified Development Company that was founded in 1981, we have 30 years of experience to guide you through each step of the way. Our expert staff knows how to make the process simple, fast and successful – for both the small business in need of financing and the lending institution seeking to minimize loan risk.

The Personal Touch

Our people are adept at making business owners feel comfortable with what is often perceived as an intimidating experience. We provide the one-on-one, personal involvement to streamline the loan process for everyone involved – making sure everyone understands each step and keeping all parties informed of every relevant development.

For lenders, we offer a standing invitation to meet with you and your customer to present the 504 Loan Program, with a promise to make the loan process easy and efficient for all.

On-going Support

Our job is not finished when the loan is approved. We lead both the small business and lender through the process until the loan has funded. Additionally, EDF will continue to maintain contact with the small business throughout the life of the loan, monitoring and encouraging performance, servicing the loan, and providing quick answers to any questions or concerns.

Statewide Service

EDF will finance projects all across Michigan. We have loan committee members from all around the state, which provides first-hand insight into regional communities. This also allows us to provide lender support and a quick response to projects in all Michigan markets.

We would like to help you grow and succeed! Please contact us as the first step to getting approved for an SBA 504 loan.

Julie Parker, President