Interviewing Henry Jimenez of LEDC

In the video below we interview Henry Jimenez, Executive Director of the Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC). Henry tells us about what the LEDC does for the Latino community of Minnesota, how it helped businesses survive through the events of 2020 (pandemic and riots), he shares about himself and his role at LEDC.

About LEDC

The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) is an association of Latino entrepreneurs and leaders in the state of Minnesota. LEDC has been assisting, supporting, financing and launching hundreds of successful micro-entrepreneurs since 2003. LEDC helps Latino entrepreneurs in Minnesota with business planning, financing, training/classes, employment, technical assistance, and more. Learn more about the Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) here.

About Henry Jimenez

Henry is the Executive Director of the Economic Development Center (LEDC) since 2019. Previously he was part of the Minnesota Council of Latino Affairs (MCLA). He holds a bachelors degree in political science  and women’s studies and a masters degree in advocacy and political leadership. 2021 he was featured in the list of leaders 40-under-40 by the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Journal for his community contributions and his career success. Henry was born in California and grew up in Nevada. His father is from Mexico and his mother is from El Salvador. He migrated to Minnesota in 2013. He is married and has two children, a daughter and a son. Henry is passionate about helping Latinos, he is greatly involved at the capitol advocating for Latino business owners and Latino workers. Learn more about Henry Jimenez here.