Women's Business Center at JEDI
Championing Small Businesses and the People Who Create Them!
Our Work is Building Resilience - Generating an Inclusive Economy - and is Transforming Lives!
A Mission with a Heart!
Our Mission: JEDI increases the economic well-being of people and communities through business development and local wealth creation.
JEDI is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1996 to spark profound positive change in individuals, businesses, and communities. We increase the vitality of people and communities through sustainable economic development and local wealth creation that includes spirited and skillful business development, equitable capital access, and local wealth creation. We acknowledge the inherent gender, racial, geographic, and economic inequities built into our systems and lead with pathways that are inclusive, educational, and transformative. With wealth creation and household economic security as driving goals, business development is a means to support individuals, families, and the local economy to thrive and prosper. We come from the communities we serve, and we prioritize underserved entrepreneurs and especially rural women, in far northern CA (specifically Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity, Humboldt counties).
Last year, JEDI celebrated its 25th year of impact. JEDI worked in far northern California and served over 13,000 people starting and growing businesses, assisted in the creation of over 3,594 businesses and jobs, and clients received financing worth $10.3 million. With a longstanding commitment to economic opportunity for all, JEDI has run many entrepreneurial programs over the years and is currently hosting the IRS-designated Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) free tax preparation program, the Mount Shasta Farmers’ Market, and the SBA-designated Women’s Business Center with offices in Mount Shasta and Redding, CA.
JEDI believes in the equal dignity and rights of all persons.
Learn more about us visit www.jedieconomy.org