At VEDC, client satisfaction and success is our goal. We strive to deliver high quality economic development services through consulting, training and financing. We are dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners realize their dreams of starting, owning and growing their own businesses.
VEDC takes great pride in the success of our clients and the communities we serve. This section is devoted to showcasing our diversity of clients as we celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit.
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Sway-A-Way, Inc. Received Financing through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Loan Program at VEDC
Sway-A-Way, Inc. has been in business since 1988 manufacturing high performance suspension products for cars, trucks, off road race cars and circle track cars. They also design, test and manufacture suspension products in house. The company... read »
|A.J. Gilbert, Owner of Henry's Hat|
A.J. Gilbert has been operating restaurants for over 10 years. In 1999 he developed his dining concept in San Francisco where he found young professionals seeking places to socialize. He opened “Luna Park San Francisco” whose concept is to combine the best elements of an evening out at a high quality low cost restaurant combine with the social atmosphere making it conducive to unwinding and conversati... read »
|Leslie Starus, President of Foodology|
Leslie Starus has a passionate interest in natural foods. In 1980, she founded Foodology, LLC specializing in Organic and Natural food products in Sun Valley, CA. Leslie’s vision was to blend the art of... read »
|Gary Berger, CEO of Castle Precision Industries|
Gary Berger and William Windette founded STL Enterprises in 1973 as a small aircraft parts brokerage firm. Over the years, the company emerged as an aircraft component manufacturer. The company has now grown into a parent company... read »
|Lucas Da Silva & Marcia De Paula, Owners of Universal Art Gallery, Inc.|
Lucas Da Silva and Marcia De Paula, owners of Universal Art Gallery, Inc. located in Venice, California have been in the custom art framing business for 16 years and were facing an all too familiar problem: the need to purchase equipment and expand vs. fear of an uncertain economy.... read »