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James & John Kim of Sons of Thunder (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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  • 29 Mar

    AAFE’s 44th Annual Lunar New Year Banquet

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    We hope you will join Renaissance and our parent organization, Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Manhattan’s Chinatown to celebrate the Year of the Dog. It will be an evening of great food and entertainment at Jing Fong Restaurant. As in years past, the banquet is an opportunity to look […]

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Meet Some of Our Successful Clients

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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

Renaissance Helped Jing Wang grow her import company and overcome Hurricane Sandy. Jing Wang founded her Queens-based wholesale company after coming to this country from China in 2010. The firm,…

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JCW Import and Export, Inc.

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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The Truffleist

James & John Kim -
Sons of Thunder

Jing Wang -
JCW Import and Export, Inc.

Jimmy Kunz -
The Truffleist