Established as a non-profit corporation in 2001, Small Business Development Corporation of Orange County focuses on the economic development of underserved communities in California.
Robert Eggers, a chef who owned D.C. Central Kitchen for 24 years, decided to move to Los Angeles and bring his “community kitchen” along. Eggers’ community kitchen is rare, because it is a restaurant and a culinary training program that uses donated food to feed the hungry.
Pez Cantina is a Coastal Mexican-style restaurant and bar that serves sea-to-land dishes in an oasis-type atmosphere. The owners, Bret and Lucy Thompson, opened the 125- seat restaurant after being inspired by the cuisine in Baja California and Lucy’s family dishes from Mexico.
Family Service Association (FSA) is a nonprofit organization that provides services to children and seniors. Services include child-care, meals, education, and counseling. One of FSA’s key services is delivering fresh food to low income residents and seniors on “The Mobile Fresh Bus”.
It is our mission to assist small businesses throughout the California region to access capital to grow their companies and create jobs through its administration of capital access programs in collaboration with the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank.
The Small Business Development Corporation of Orange County has received certification by the California Department of Insurance to function as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).
A journal article for the California Association for Local Economic Development by business development executive Michael Ocasio cites the importance of capital access programs to California’s present and future economy.
The Small Business Development Corporation of Orange County announces that Richard Lee, an economic development executive, will serve as the organization’s vice president of commercial lending.
A bank vice president and law firm associate have joined the board of directors of the Small Business Development Corporation of Orange County to help guide the organization in the fulfillment of its statewide mission.
Small Business Financial Development Corporation of Orange County and Hispanic Business Consultants create partnership technical assistant program.