About AEDC

Serving 14 counties of Northern New York State

Adirondack Economic Development Corp. (AEDC) is a 501c3 non-profit economic development organization based in Saranac Lake, NY. Since 1976, AEDC has provided business training, lending and technical assistance to underserved populations and to new and existing businesses throughout Northern New York State.


To advance economic opportunity in North Country communities through support for existing and new small businesses.

OUR Vision

We envision vibrant, diverse communities within the North Country driven by small businesses. AEDC will provide the resources needed to create new jobs, personal wealth, and sustainable local economies.


  • Community Development Financial Institution (US Department of the Treasury)
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) Microlender
  • NYS Entrepreneurial Assistance Center (EAC)

OUR Approach

AEDC provides a clear path to self-employment through a four-pronged approach that includes:

  1. Classroom training
  2. One-on-one technical assistance
  3. Access to capital through our micro-lending programs
  4. Continuous networking of program graduates and their businesses

Find out more about the services we provide and how we can help you start or grow your business!

Our Services