Business & Economic Development CenterBEDC
The BEDC works with individuals and businesses to help them improve their credit through
an analysis of their current credit issues and then developing an action plan to correct
those issues. We access your tri-merge credit report with FICO scores from all three
credit bureaus. The report is a “soft pull” for educational purposes, so it does not
lower your credit score. There is a $25 fee per credit report, we accept cash or check.
If you have a recent credit report, bring it and there will be no cost.
To schedule your free credit counseling, print the BEDC intake form below, complete it, and return it to the BEDC or email to email@example.com.
Our counselors can help you identify any issues that prevent you from qualifying for a home and create a workable plan to correct those issues. We also provide guidance in home budgeting and homeownership readiness. If you would like the BEDC to access a soft pull credit report that does not lower your credit score like a hard pull from a creditor. There is a $25 fee per person for your credit report. If you have a recent credit report, bring it and there will be no cost.
To schedule your free housing counseling, print the BEDC intake form below, complete it, and return it to the BEDC with the required documents, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BEDC provides free business counseling for:
- Preparing a business plan
- Starting a new business
- Purchasing an existing business
- Expanding an existing business
- Financing options
Call the BEDC at (432) 684-4309 to schedule an appointment for free one-on-one business counseling. Print the intake form below, complete, and return it to the BEDC or email it to email@example.com.
Homebuyer Education Class
The BEDC provides an eight hour Homebuyer Education class four times a year.
This class is required by the City of Midland, Midland Community Development Corporation (MCDC), Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC) and other down payment assistance programs.
9 am - 5 pm & lunch is provided
- Saturday, February 8, 2020
- Saturday, May 9, 2020
- Saturday, August 8, 2020
- Saturday, November 14, 2020
Cogdell Learning Center
201 W. Florida Avenue
- The course cost is $30 in cash or check per individual participant and $10 in cash or check per additional family member
- Registration and payment required the Wednesday before the class meets on Saturday
- Class participants will receive a textbook and lunch
- Print the registration form, complete, and return to the BEDC along with payment to register for the class.
FREE Credit Workshop
The MC Business and Economic Development Center invites all MC staff and students, as well as community members to join us for a workshop on building and maintaining a good credit rating.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - Two sessions offered!
12:30 - 1:30 pm
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Scharbauer Student Center
MC main campus
- How Your Credit Score is Developed
- How Your Credit Score Impacts Your Career, Finances, and Housing Choices
- Your Actions that Damage Your Score
- How to Create and Protect a High Credit Score
- How to Create a Credit Score if You Don’t Have Credit
- How Working with a Financial Institution Can Help Improve and Build Your Credit
Attendees will be offered an opportunity to sign up for a free credit report and counseling
session. Pizza and drinks will be served. The workshop is presented by the Midland
College BEDC and Southwest 66 Federal Credit Union.
Online Homebuyer Education Course
We also offer a Homebuyer Education Class Online through eHome America. Click the link below to quickly register. After completing the course, you will receive a HUD certificate of completion.
The fee for the online course is $99.00 and is available in English or Spanish.
Music, food, baked goods, and many other items from different small businesses in
Third Saturday of the month from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Dates for 2020
- June 20
- July 18
- August 15
- September 19
Cogdell Learning Center parking lot
201 W. Florida Avenue
Midland, Texas 79701
If you are interested in being a part of our Market, call us (432) 684-4309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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