The El Paso Collaborative for Community and Economic Development (the Collaborative) is a Texas not-for-profit organization that has served El Paso and the surrounding area since 1996. Our service area is El Paso and Hudspeth Counties in Texas and Doña Ana and Otero Counties in southern New Mexico.
In addition to its non-profit status, the Collaborative is a U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution, i.e. a “community lender”. Community Development Financial Institutions were established to provide access to capital to underserved populations. The Collaborative offers a wide variety of loans, programs and services.
Introducing the "EZ Way" Program
The "EZ Way" Program is an El Paso Empowerment Zone grant that was awarded to the El Paso Collaborative in partnership with the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. The program provides pre-paid technical assistance, training and business plan development for individuals and/or businesses located in the Empowerment Zone.
(Click here to see if you are in the Zone.)
Para información en Español haga click en "El Programa EZ Way" al lado izquierdo.