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News & Announcements
Thank you for celebrating with us!
August 9, 2022

Renaissance was proud to celebrate its 25th year anniversary on July 21st, 2022. In attendance were esteemed funders, partners, and REDC’s small business clients, all of whom have had a hand in propelling the organization’s mission to empower low-to-moderate income and minority communities in New York City.

Renaissance’s 25th Year Celebration
June 14, 2022

Renaissance is excited to celebrate the 25th year

Predatory Lending is on the Rise – What Small Business Owners Need to Know
April 19, 2022

Since COVID-19’s outbreak, REDC has noticed an increase in clients who have fallen victim to predatory financing schemes that rely on misleading numbers and terminology to disguise extremely high rates of repayment.

AAFE and Renaissance EDC Announce $1 Million Emergency Loan Fund to Aid Small Business Displaced In Flushing Fire
March 21, 2022

Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) and Renaissance Economic Development Corp. (REDC) announced the creation of the FLUSHING DOWNTOWN FIRE EMERGENCY LOAN PROGRAM, a $1 million loan fund to assist small businesses impacted by the devastating fire at East Commercial Plaza, 40-10 Main St., on March 17, 2022

Renaissance receives CDFI grant award totaling over $700,000
March 8, 2022

Renaissance is proud to announce that we are the recipient of a U.S. Department of the Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund grant awarded to support increased lending to small businesses.

Renaissance Launches New Advisory Committee to Better Serve Latinx Entrepreneurs – Meet the Women Members
March 8, 2022

Renaissance recently launched an advisory committee that aims to improve our outreach to small businesses in Latinx communities.