Renaissance is Your Community Business Partner

Learn about our low-interest small business loans

Get Help

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.

Latest News

REDC Provides Small Businesses Support With a Personal Touch

Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), our parent organization, recently featured this REDC success story in its 2018 Annual Report:  Whether you are a seasoned pro or a new entrepreneur, starting a small business is hard. Expanding a business, building a successful and sustainable independent venture, is even more difficult. Luckily, Chi-Sum Ngai and Kaleena Teoh…

Read More

Email Sign-Up

Receive regular updates from REDC

Decorative image
Decorative image
Decorative image

Meet Some of Our Successful Clients

Quote

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,…

Read More

Jing Wang -
JCW Import and Export, Inc.

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…

Read More

James & John Kim -
Sons of Thunder

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…

Read More

Suzanne Levinson & Omer Shorshi -
Pommes Frites

Jing Wang -
JCW Import and Export, Inc.

James & John Kim -
Sons of Thunder

Suzanne Levinson & Omer Shorshi -
Pommes Frites