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Success Story: Tropical Stars Staffing Firm Opens New Opportunities to Immigrant Workers

(Photo: Heather Smith (left) and Sagine Duverneau of Tropical Stars.) Two years ago, Heather Smith came to Renaissance Economic Development Corp. (REDC) with a dream: establishing a new staffing company to help immigrant women find their footing in New York’s hospitality industry. Today her firm, Tropical Stars, Inc., based in Flatbush, Brooklyn, boasts almost $3…

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Renaissance Board Member Raymond Lou Featured in New Video

On March 29, 2018, Asian Americans for Equality and Renaissance Economic Development Corporation celebrated the Year of the Dog at our 44th Annual Lunar News Year  Banquet in Manhattan’s Chinatown. At the banquet, we debuted our new video, which highlights many of AAFE and REDC’s programs in our community. One of the people featured was…

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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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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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