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City Councilmember Dromm, Renaissance, AAFE Team Up to Help Small Businesses Flooded By Jackson Heights + Elmhurst Water Main Break

New York City Councilmember Daniel Dromm is hosting Renaissance Economic Development Corporation (REDC) in his Queens District Office, where emergency loans will be offered to businesses impacted by the recent water main break in Elmhurst/Jackson Heights. The office hours begin Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. The loan program is being offered in partnership with Asian Americans…

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Renaissance Deploys $3.4 Million in Loan Capital to Support NYC Small Businesses in 2017

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation has a long-track record of helping small businesses in New York City flourish within their communities. During the past two decades, we have made more than 1200 small business loans, funneling more than $46 million into New York’s immigrant and emerging neighborhoods. Reviewing 2017, we’re looking beyond the numbers to the…

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Longtime AAFE Executive Director Chris Kui to Retire at the End of 2017

Doris Koo Returns to AAFE as Senior Advisor and Named Interim Executive Director New York, NY – Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), the parent organization of REDC, announced today that after 31 years with the organization, including 25 years at the helm, Executive Director, Christopher Kui, has informed the Board of Directors of his decision to…

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New Website, Flushing Fantastic, Promotes Small Business in Queens

Our parent organization, Asian Americans for Equality, and the Flushing Chamber of Commerce recently launched a new website to promote the diverse small businesses in Flushing, Queens. Flushing Fantastic helps visitors navigate the vibrant and multifaceted community and connect with hundreds of shops, cultural venues, restaurants, hotels and historic landmarks. The new site was made possible through the…

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Renaissance, AAFE Lead Neighborhood Visioning in Corona, Queens

On Aug. 22, residents of the Queens neighborhood of Corona gathered to create a vision for the future of Roosevelt Avenue, the commercial heart of the neighborhood. Renaissance Economic Development Corp. and it’s parent organization, Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), are leading the initiative, which is soliciting resident input as part of a Commercial District Needs…

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Welcome to Our New Website!

If you have visited REDC online before, you probably noticed that we have a new look. Renaissance Economic Development Corporation just debuted a new website, designed to better serve our core community: small business owners in New York City. There are redesigned pages highlighting our small business loans, group training programs and individual counseling services.…

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Help Create a Vision For Roosevelt Avenue Aug. 22

We want to hear your opinion about the future of Roosevelt Avenue. The Corona, Queens community is invited to attend a public meeting Tuesday, Aug. 22. The goal is to create a vision for a thriving commercial destination for everyone. It’s part of a larger Commercial District Needs Assessment being conducting through Neighborhood 360°, a program of…

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Renaissance Helps The Pickle Guys Keep Tradition Alive on the Lower East Side

Renaissance Economic Development Corp. (REDC) helped one of New York’s iconic stores, The Pickle Guys, celebrate its grand re-opening on the Lower East Side. When the beloved local shop was threatened by a rent increase, Renaissance was there to offer technical assistance and to provide a small business loan for a new commercial space. It’s the…

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AAFE, Greater Flushing Chamber Launch Marketing Campaign

Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) and the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce gathered with neighborhood stakeholders June 7 to launch a multi-faceted marketing campaign on behalf of small businesses in Flushing. AAFE is the parent organization of Renaissance Economic Development Corp. The program is funded through a Neighborhood 360°  grant from New York City’s Department of Small…

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Flushing 2050 Report Released; Community Conference Held

On April 28, 2017 REDC’s parent organization, Asian Americans for Equality, hosted a conference in Flushing, Queens and released a report, Flushing 2050: Envisioning Our Future Together. One year ago, AAFE brought a broad cross-section of community leaders together for the launch of the Flushing 2050 Community Building Initiative.  The project is being led by Partners…

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