Northeast OhioHispanic Center For Economic Development

Mission

The Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center for Economic Development (NEOHCED) is committed to equitable asset building in Cleveland’s Latino, and other underserved communities, by providing economic and entrepreneurial technical assistance, training, and advocacy.

WHO WE ARE

NEOHCED is a host organization to the Small Business Development Centers program, the Northeast Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is the lead organization for the redevelopment and placemaking initiative, La Villa Hispana

Meet the team

  • JENICE CONTRERAS
    Executive
    Director
  • RANDY CEDEÑO
    Director, Small Business Development Center
  • LUIS CARTAGENA
    Business Advisor
    Financial Management
  • GEORGE PIMENTEL
    Business Advisor
    Accounting Services
  • COLE WORLEY
    Business Advisor
    Marketing
NEOHCC
boards of directors
  • Mario Peña
    Trustee
  • Rene Polin
    Trustee
  • MARCO GRGUREVIC
    Chair Ex Oficio
  • PATRICK ESPINOSA
    Trustee
  • RICHARD K. LEVITZ
    Trustee
  • COREY JAMES
    Trustee
HBC
boards of directors
  • CARMEN VERHOSEK
    Chair
  • EZEQUIEL RODRIGUEZ
    Vice-Chair
  • SARA JO SMITH
    Secretary
  • IRWIN F. CARABALLO
    Treasurer
  • IVAN BERKEL
    Trustee
  • ELIZABETH MARENGO
    Chair
  • JOHN SLAVIK
    Trustee

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Learn More About Our Historic project! CentroVilla25

La Villa Hispana (“La Villa”) embodies the long-cultivated collective vision for a vibrant, authentic, and inclusive Latino cultural district in the heart of the Clark-Fulton neighborhood that will serve as both an anchor and a magnet.