Entrepreneurial Development Training Program
The Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) is at the core of LAEDA's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (LCEDS) and is LAEDA's primary strategy for Empowering Individuals.
As part of LCEDS, EDTP serves as the pipeline of new businesses coming into the marketplace. These businesses are selected with an eye towards the market needs in the various commercial districts around the city as developed by the CDRI and LBSC programs.
Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) is created to provide an alternate route to gainful employment for economically disadvantaged individuals through the establishment of their own business. Since its inception in 1990, 64 classes have been held and over 838 graduates have created 461 businesses and 1082 jobs.
Business creation has been in all number of industries, they include: construction firms, cleaning services, day care centers, hair salons, computer sales and services, clothing manufacturing, specialty retailers, office support services, bakeries, restaurants, and so many more. Chances are you have done business with one of our graduates!