access to capital

The WDC provides access to capital for businesses, non-profits and start-ups within their target area in the form of low interest loans and grants. Through these programs, the WDC supports the growth and retention of local businesses within the Westside community while fostering business growth and increasing the capacity of Westside businesses to access traditional stream so capital.

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Patio Loan Program

 Westside Development Corporation’s “Dining on the Deck” Patio Loan Program will administer low-interest loans of up to $25,000 to Westside food & beverage establishments for expenditures related to the build-out of outdoor dining spaces.  Examples of eligible expenses include outdoor furniture, barriers, fans, misters, and shade structures.

This loan is meant to provide opportunities for food & beverage establishments to expand their seating capacity and create an enjoyable outdoor dining experience in our beautiful Westside!

Applications will be accepted beginning on April 12, 2021 until May 14, 2021.

There will be three phases of the application process, with the first being a description of your proposed project, project budget, photos, and a completed one-page application. To receive an e-mail notification on April 12th with a link to the full guidelines and application, please sign up for WDC’s News Your Small Business Can Use flash updates. 

WDC Loan Program

The Westside Development Corporation makes business loans for projects in its target area at/or below market interest rates. Loan amounts range from $15,000 – $80,000.


Business Growth Grant

The WDC Business Growth Grant Program is for businesses and non-profit social enterprises that need financial assistance to grow their business. A qualified business or social enterprise may be eligible for a matching grant of up to $5,000 as defined in the “use of grant” section of the guidelines.





  • Richard Lira – 520 Fredericksburg Rd