We Know Your Worth
Community Investment Corporation (CIC) is an economic development nonprofit dedicated to the empowerment of Pima County residents and the surrounding area since 1996.
Building an economy for all
We give the members of our community, who are shut out of and left behind in our economy, access to the knowledge and financing they need to pursue new opportunities.
How Can We Help You?
In the market for a home?
Need a loan for your business?
Exploring K-12 schools?
"I can’t thank CIC enough for giving me the opportunity to show what I can do as a business. I wouldn’t have been able to open my business without the loan I received."
Sydney Adams, Sydney’s Sweet Shoppe
BIPOC Community Managed Loan Fund Celebrates Two Years of Impact and Expands Partnerships with Growth Partners Arizona and Startup Tucson
Two years after launching an innovative loan fund in collaboration with leaders of color in the Tucson business community, Community Investment Corporation (CIC) and the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous,…
A $100,000 investment has been made to support at least 10 Southern Arizona small business entrepreneurs who are Black, Indigenous or people of color. The investment from the…
by Kimber Lanning, Andre Whittington, and Danny Knee As our country prepares to spend billions of dollars in new funding on environmental efforts, America is sitting on a…
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