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Small Business Loans

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.

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Technical Assistance

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.

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Business Training

Take advantage of AEDC's comprehensive entrepreneurship training courses & one-on-one intensive counseling.

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AEDC is a 501(c)3 non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing business training, lending and technical assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs across Northern New York State.
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Serving 14 Counties in New York State

Including the counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Oswego, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren and Washington.

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NYS M/WBE Certification

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).

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Courses & Trainings

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.

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Online Resources

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.

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OCTOBER 3, 2020

Beautiful Day in Brushton, NY

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!

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