Small Business Loans

Shreveport Inner-City Economic

Development Initiative (SICEDI) Loan Program

The Shreveport Inner-City Economic Development Initiative Loan Program, also known as the EDI loan program, is an alternative source of capital for Shreveport based small businesses. The federally funded program is meant to expand ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to Shreveport’s low to moderate income communities by providing financing for small businesses that have attempted, yet have been unable to obtain financing through traditional lenders. Loans funds may be used for land acquisition, new construction/renovation, infrastructure improvements, and purchase of inventory or equipment.
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Loan Application
For more information on the City of Shreveport small business loan programs call Frederick Lewis at 318.673.7506 or email to