Established in 1997, Community
Development Services (CDS) is an experienced economic development, underwriting/business lending, business
services, housing program, and community outreach consulting firm. We work on
behalf of both public and private sector clients. CDS specializes in project-specific grant
acquisition, loan program management, direct services to businesses, and
community outreach and education.
We have obtained over $100 million from
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Economic Development Administration
(EDA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Workforce Training,
private sector, banking institutions, and other sources, on behalf of our
in-depth technical assistance to small and mid-sized businesses in the areas of
cash flow management, personnel development, business expansion management,
market analysis, customer service, and product/services development.
Our team also provides project coordination
and liaison services between public and private entities, project feasibility
analysis, presentations to communities, strategy development, staff training,
and program administration services. What we like best is accessing financing
for our clients.