About Us

Expanding Access to Capital

The Enterprise Center is an affiliate corporation of PathStone, a multi-state community development corporation. PathStone has been providing human, social and development services to low-income individuals and communities since 1969. PathStone established the Enterprise Center in 1997, and it became designated as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in 1998. The Enterprise Center is also designated as a Community Development Entity (CDE) under the New Markets Tax Credit program.
PathStone Enterprise Center’s mission is to enhance the economic self-sufficiency and quality of life of individuals and communities through entrepreneurial training, technical assistance and access to financing for new and expanding businesses throughout Upstate New York and Puerto Rico. 

The Enterprise Center carries out its mission by making loans to small and micro businesses, and by accompanying those loans with a strong program of pre-loan and post-loan technical assistance designed to support our clients growth.   The Enterprise Center’s loans range in size from $5,000 to $250,000, however, most start-ups are limited to $50,000 maximum loan.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.  To file a complain of discrimination, write: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-6382 (TDD).  The Enterprise Center is a project of Rural Opportunities, Inc., a private, nonprofit community development corporation working to build stronger communities in New York, Vermont. Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia and Puerto Rico.  TDD 800-545-1833 ext. 210.