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Suzanne Levinson and Omer Shorshi of Pommes Frites (Manhattan) Photo by Whitney Browne.

Renaissance is Your Community Business Partner

Learn about our low-interest small business loans

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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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New Report Highlights Essential Role of Groups Like REDC in Bolstering AAPI Small Businesses

REDC clients Chi-Sum Ngai and Kaleena Teoh at the “Coffee Project” in Brooklyn. A new report offers powerful new evidence that nonprofit organizations which support immigrant entrepreneurs, such as REDC, provide crucial pathways out of poverty in Asian American communities. The study. by National CAPACD, revealed the significant barriers faced by AAPI small business owners, and…

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  • 22 Apr

    Small Business Town Hall Forum

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    On Monday, April 22, 2019, the U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a Town Hall Forum in Flushing, Queens to address the concerns of Asian American and Pacific Islander small businesses. The forum is sponsored by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Renaissance Economic Development Corporation (REDC) staff will be attending. We urge our community to join us for this important event.

  • 23 Apr

    Small Business Workshop Series (Chinese)

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    A five-part series in our Flushing, Queens offices will provide aspiring small business owners with many of the tools they require to become successful entrepreneurs.

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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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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…

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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…

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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