The staff at AEDC can help you apply for small to medium sized loans and offer business counseling to meet your needs.Free & Confidential Assistance
We help connect you to the resources you will need to get your new business started and on the road to self-employment.Let’s Start!
Take advantage of AEDC's comprehensive entrepreneurship training courses & one-on-one intensive counseling.
Customized business loans for those looking to get started or to taking their business to the next level, plus connections to loan funds for capital access.
AEDC gives existing businesses owners access to professionals with over 40 years of experience, helping them to develop formal business plans that provide a roadmap to success.
Including the counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Oswego, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren and Washington.
Are you a minority or woman business owner? Do you do business with public agencies or units of government? If so, you can benefit from becoming certified with New York State as a Minority or Woman-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE).Learn More
Take your business to the next level. Join AEDC for their annual 60-hour Entrepreneurship Assistance Program (EAP) Small Business Institute, designed specifically for new and existing business owners.I'm Interested
Looking for additional support close to home? Here is a list of economic development partners, organized by the 14 counties in the AEDC service area.View List
AEDC provides a clear path to self-employment through a three-pronged approach that includes:
“They have provided guidance, mentoring and practical feedback during every phase of our journey, from start-up to going concern.”
“Banks would not give us a loan. We went to the SBA and they were able to get us a loan from the AEDC. Wonderful to work with - I would highly
“When we first started our business in 2007, we were new entrepreneurs without much experience. AEDC took a risk with us and supported us the entire way.”
Beautiful day for a trail ride in the foliage at Mayville's Relax & Ride Stables. So much fun with the horses, animals and beautiful nature at today!