Lower Columbia Investment Network (LCIN)
Local Investment Networks
When residents who care about their community invest in local businesses, good things happen – small businesses grow, money goes back directly into the local economy, and community members see a tangible connection to their investment.
For Businesses: The Network is an alternative to banks or other commercial lenders. The post-recession credit market has tightened, and the LCIN offers businesses an alternative to borrow money from neighbors, customers and others interested in your success. Have an investment opportunity for others to consider? Click here to download the Business Opportunity Submission Form. (Return completed forms by mail or email, see applications for instructions.)
For Investors: The Network is a way to see where your money is going and who it is helping. It enables you to invest in the local businesses that make your community the unique place it is. Interested in local investment opportunities? Click here to download the Local Investor Application. (Return completed forms by mail or email, see applications for instructions.)
- Small Business Hub at the Longview Public Library, including SCORE’s 2021 Small Business Webinars: http://www.longviewlibrary.org/business.php
- Small business and entrepreneur mentoring and low cost seminars, including writing a business plan: https://vancouver.score.org/
- Washington small business start-up guides, trainings, advising, and more: https://wsbdc.org/services/start/