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Jimmy Kunz of The Truffleist (Manhattan). Photo by Whitney Browne.

Renaissance is Your Community Business Partner

Learn about our low-interest small business loans

Get Help

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation (REDC) is a U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution dedicated to transforming immigrant, low- and middle-income communities in New York City. REDC has a 20+ year track record of providing low-interest small business loans and entrepreneurial training programs in underserved areas throughout the five boroughs. REDC is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Empire State Development.

REDC is approved to offer SBA loan products under SBA’s Microloan Program.

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Apply For a Neighborhood 360° Fellowship With Renaissance in the Bronx and Queens

Here’s a great career development opportunity for anyone interested in working in the non-profit sector and helping New York City’s small businesses. This year, Renaissance Economic Development Corporation (REDC) is hosting a Neighborhood 360° fellow. The program, sponsored by the NYC Department of Small Business Services, deploys paid, full-time community development professionals to work on commercial…

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  • 31 May

    Asset Wealth Building Workshop

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    This workshop is FREE. Seminar will be in Chinese (See flyers posted below). It will cover both small business and home ownership issues.  For Small Business:  How you can start a business with little money How to finance your business   For Home Ownership: How to become a homeowner How to apply for up to […]

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Meet Some of Our Successful Clients

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When a devastating explosion threatened beloved restaurant Pommes Frites, Renaissance was there to help the owners successfully relaunch. Pommes Frites was a fixture in Manhattan’s East Village for nearly 20…

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Suzanne Levinson & Omer Shorshi -
Pommes Frites

Renaissance has helped this specialty food business take off.  The Truffleist is a start-up food company created in 2013 by Jimmy Kunz to produce hand-crafted, small batch truffle products. Production…

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Jimmy Kunz -
The Truffleist

Renaissance helped Sons of Thunder weather some early challenges. Now the Midtown poke restaurant is a rousing success.  Second generation Korean Americans, James and John Kim, set out in 2015…

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James & John Kim -
Sons of Thunder

Suzanne Levinson & Omer Shorshi -
Pommes Frites

Jimmy Kunz -
The Truffleist

James & John Kim -
Sons of Thunder