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News & Announcements
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.

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.

Mayor Adams Hosts NYC’s AAPI Community
February 18, 2022

On February 15, REDC Managing Director Jessie Lee had the pleasure of attending a Lunar New Year breakfast hosted by New York City Mayor Eric Adams, along with select other AAPI NYC non-profit leaders.

New Programs
Renaissance Launches Digital Transformation Program
September 17, 2021

Renaissance Economic Development Corp. (REDC) has kicked off a new program to help small business owners improve online visibility, attract new customers and integrate digital tools into their daily business operations.

REDC and CDFIs Nationwide Recognized as U.S. Dept. of the Treasury Announces Historic Investment For Community Lenders
June 17, 2021

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has awarded $1.25 billion in COVID-19 relief funds to 863 Community Development Financial institutions (CDFIs) nationwide, including Renaissance Economic Development Corporation (REDC) and AAFE Community Development Fund. It’s an historic investment in CDFIs from the federal government and a long-sought acknowledgement of the crucial role community lenders play in supporting small businesses and immigrant communities.

REDC and 5 Other Groups Receive Funding From Wells Fargo to Help Small Businesses Recover From Covid
February 15, 2021

New York – Wells Fargo has announced that six New York-based Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), including Renaissance Economic Development Corporation (REDC), have received a combined $5 million from its Open for Business Fund to help local small businesses – as well as those in other states – impacted by the economic struggles caused by COVID-19.