LATINO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

JOLIET LEDA

We are committed to advancing the economic opportunities for Latino businesses and individuals by creating and connecting them to educational, cultural, and civic resources to expand community prosperity.

about us

LEDA was established as a result of a demonstrated need in the Latino community  an organization that centers on the entrepreneurs providing the essential goods and services to neighborhoods and families across Joliet.  Our theory of change is that by strengthening the Latino business community, we can create a more prosperous City. With over a third of the population identifying as Latino, the success of the Latino community means success for Joliet.

MISSION

LEDA is committed to advancing the economic opportunities for Latino businesses and individuals by creating and connecting them to educational, cultural, and civic resources to expand community prosperity.

VISION

To build a financially and culturally prosperous Latino community.

2021 Annual Report

Saturday September 17th

Facts & Figures

1 %
of Joliet’s current population is Latino, a significant contributor to Joliet’s robust economy
0 TN
is the total economic output (or GDP) for Latinos in the U.S. If U.S. Latinos were a country, they would be the 8th largest economy in the world
1 %
of current District 86 students are Latino, signifying the growing footprint of Latinos in Joliet’s future

Programs

Community Navigator

Through the Illinois Latino Small Business Partnership, led by the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, LEDA joins Latino chambers of commerce and economic development organizations across the State of Illinois in providing businesses with resources and technical assistance.

Resources for our community

VIVIAN WARD PENNYMON SCHOLARSHIP

Alex Páramo

President

Paulina Martinez

Vice President

Nancy Caballero-Borunda

Secretary

Cesar Cardenas

Board Member At-Large

Lizbeth Avilés

Board Member At-Large

Monica Bibian-Del Toro

Board Member At-Large

Rigoberto Valle

Board Member At-Large

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310 N Ottawa, Joliet, IL 60432, United States Joliet, IL 60432