Success Stories

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"I heartily recommend working with the AEDC. They helped demystify the WBE application and were at the ready to answer any and all questions. I'll be looking for their practical, supportive guidance as I move my business forward."
Eudora Watson
Owner, Eudora Watson Consulting, Potsdam, NY (St. Lawrence County)
"Starting an insurance agency from scratch was one of the hardest things I have done in my professional career. It takes time to grow the business and marketing to the local community can be costly. The AEDC and their team was wonderful to work with. They provided me with the funds I needed to market and grow the business much faster than I would have been able to as a new business just starting out. I would not be where I am today without their help!"
Robert Cowan
President/Owner, Armor Group Insurance Agency, Clifton Park, NY (Saratoga County)
“AEDC has been a key partner in our venture from inception. They have provided guidance, mentoring and practical feedback during every phase of our journey, from start-up to going concern. AEDC has provided invaluable support during the current unprecedented pandemic as well; this support has enabled us to successfully adapt our business model to the new retail environment as we look to the future. Thank you, AEDC, for all you do for our communities!”
Charles Loscalzo
Bookburgh Books, Plattsburgh, NY (Clinton County)
“The AEDC has been wonderful to work with. When we decided to open our liquor store the banks would not give us a loan. We went to the SBA and they were able to get us a loan from the AEDC. The interest rates were reasonable and money is withdrawn from our account monthly. When the pandemic hit they deferred our loan for 3 months. I would highly recommend them.”
Scott & Jane Degon
Farm to Market Country Store Wine & Liquor, Brushton, NY (Franklin County)