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Mihailo Temali

Neighborhood Development Center
Founder and President
Mihailo Temali is Founder and President of the Neighborhood Development Center headquartered in Minneapolis/St. Paul.  In partnership with many community groups, NDC has trained 4,500 low-income entrepreneurs since 1993, in a 20-week course. Some 500 graduates of that training program are in business today with 82% of those business owners being persons of color. NDC is a CDFI, SBA and Reba-Free lender, focusing on start-up and growing inner-city businesses, and provides 5,000 hours of business assistance annually.  NDC is co-owner, developer and manager of six business incubators including Midtown Global Market, Mercado Central and Frogtown Square. NDC leads the Build from Within Alliance, a coalition of 9 organizations that lead comprehensive micro-enterprise development programs targeting low-income entrepreneurs of color in communities of concentrated poverty in Anchorage, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, St. Cloud, Syracuse, Wilmington, and the Twin Cities.