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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

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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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Renaissance Awarded $600,000 to Bolster Small Businesses in New York City

Renaissance Economic Development Corp.(REDC) has been awarded $600,000 from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to support small businesses in New York City’s  immigrant, low- and middle-income communities. The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced its 2018 awards Wednesday, Sept. 18. Renaissance is one of 302 institutions nationwide receiving support to boost economic…

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  • 29 Sep

    Entrepreneurship Training Course

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    Renaissance Economic Development Corporation’s Entrepreneurship Training Course is designed for individuals who want to start or currently own a business. This course is given by experienced professionals — representatives from government agencies, financial institutions, marketing firms, insurance companies, Certified Public Accountants, attorneys, and successful entrepreneurs.

    Classes start on Sept. 15, 2018 and will be held for 10 consecutive Saturdays.

    See flyer for more details, plus Chinese translation.

    2018 EAP ETC Flyer revised date

    Location: 2 Allen St., 7th Floor, New York, NY

     

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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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