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  • November 7th 3:11PM
    By Susan
    In 2015, AEDC was awarded $25,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture Local Food Promotion Program (USDA-LFPP) to be used for a Meat Processing Feasibility Study in partnership with Greenway Partners and Redwood Acres. The grant was used to explore the current meat...
  • October 5th 4:46PM
    By Susan
    On Monday, over 80 people attended our workshop, “How to Engage and Retain the Next Generation of Young Professionals.” The energy in the room grew throughout the day, as participants listened to the information presented and related it to their own perception of the issues surrounding our...
  • October 5th 2:06PM
    By Susan
    Over 80 people, including young professionals, workforce development, community and business leaders participated in a half day conference, “How to Engage and Retain the Next Generation of Young Professionals,” presented by Arcata Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) and the California...
  • May 11th 11:58AM
    By Susan
    One of the biggest factors you need to apply for a loan is a business plan. This isn’t just a one-page summary of why you think it’s a good idea. A great business plan has several components that will be critical to your success in both applying for a loan and turning a profit: Executive Summary...
  • May 11th 11:49AM
    By Susan
    In the last blog post, I was able to talk about credit,  one part of preparing your small business to apply for a successful loan in the future. Today, I’m going to talk about another important element: Keeping good financial records.  If you never apply for a loan, you will find...
  • May 11th 11:47AM
    By Susan
    OCTOBER 20, 2015 Starting a business doesn’t always mean borrowing money. Many businesses begin with very little capital.  Those scrappy start-ups can turn into the industry leaders we know today.  Jessicurl started as a concoction made in a kitchen.  Holly Yashi jewelry was made...