The Economic Development and Corporate Training (EDCT) Foundation is a 501(c (3) nonprofit charity dedicated to improving the economic prosperity of the Inland Empire. EDCT Foundation endeavors to establish a robust ecosystem that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship. By pursuing a multi-faceted approach, we have laid the foundation for economic resilience. Initiatives like 1 Million Cups, the I.E. Accelerator, and the AmeriCorps VISTA program inspire the pursuit of STEM careers and small business ownership. EDCT Foundation’s commitment to technological innovation, economic development, and customized training will build the framework for a 21st century economy.

Mission, Vision, & Values


To increase the economic strength of our community by leveraging educational solutions such as creating pathways to successful careers, building an entrepreneurial ecosystem, and increasing opportunities in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).


A diverse community that drives scientific innovation, technology, and entrepreneurial growth while building a powerful economy supported by a skilled workforce.


· Decrease Poverty

· Job Creation

· Increase Education Attainment

· Inspire a Love of Learning


Science, technology, engineering, art & math for a 21st Century workforce.


Creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem by supporting small business.


Where creativity and innovation accelerate business growth and expansion.

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Leveraging global marketplace solutions to expand local opportunities.

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