Making Real Difference In Southern Illinois

Promoting Economic Growth, Community Development, and Job Creation

Specializing in Unique Community Development and Small Business Financing Options

WELCOME TO CHAMPION COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS!  Your interest in CCI is greatly appreciated.  Perhaps it would be helpful to formally introduce you to CCI.  As a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to community and economic development in our home in Southern Illinois, we work hard to build up our communities through economic growth and community investment.

Fueling Business Growth and Job Creation

Champion Community Investments is one of Southern Illinois leading providers of capital to small businesses. Working closely with our partnering federal agencies, regional Small Business Development Centers, Entrepreneurship Centers, local economic developers, and commercial lenders, CCI helps ensure that sufficient capital is available to fuel business growth and job creation.

Low Interest Loans to Qualifying Businesses

Champion Community Investments makes low-interest loans to qualifying businesses, investing the proceeds of those loans back into more businesses, more growth, more job creation, and more business retention. To date, CCI has closed just over 110 loans throughout the region with a total principal value of over $7.5 million.

Commitment to Community and Economic Development

Champion Community Investments is the only Illinois entity south of Springfield recognized by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution, or CDFI. The CDFI designation is earned based on our commitment to community and economic development in the distressed counties of the region we serve.


Building a Better and More Prosperous Southern Illinois

Champion Community Investments works with local developers, businesses, leaders, educators, and ordinary citizens to improve the quality of life in our communities. Whether it’s a facade improvement or a new playground in a disadvantaged community, or water safety instruction for children, CCI is committed to building a better, more vibrant, and more prosperous Southern Illinois.

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