El Pájaro Community Development Corporation

Established in 1979, El Pajaro CDC (EPCDC) recognized a need among Latino Spanish-speaking business owners to gain access to various sources of financial aid.  While developing small business and micro-enterprises through a variety of strategies, the organization carries out its mission of promoting equal access to economic opportunity. Based in Watsonville in California’s Pajaro Valley, EPCDC will use HFFI funding to construct a new food processing and distribution facility.
Projected Impacts

  • Install equipment to add two production lines to the commercial kitchen
  • Improvements to the berry cooling and processing space
  • Create 32 new, full-time jobs 

Source of money: HFFI CED Program; Fiscal Year(s): 2015