Success Stories

AEDC has had the privilege of working with many of the businesses we see as transformative to Humboldt's economy and culture. Businesses like Los Bagels, Kokatat, Holly Yashi, Jessicurl, Wildberries and more have worked with AEDC as they were either starting or expanding their businesses. Every year, when we work with new businesses, we realize that they could be the next wave of business leaders. In the last five years, we have also taken on funding community development projects that help sustain our quality of life by providing health care resources, updated fire department facilities, building community centers and helping to remove blight in our downtown community. These are only a few of the businesses and projects we have had the pleasure of helping. 

  • Eureka
    Community Development
    Open Door Community Health Centers constructed their new Eureka Community Health and Wellness Center at Tydd Street in Eureka with help from community collaboration in the economic development community. 27,400 square foot facility provides primary medical and behavioral health ...
  • Eureka
    Small Business
    It isn't every day that a pair of HSU grads working as carpenters and musicians stumble upon and capture an up-and-coming specialty food market but that's exactly what's happened to Adam Dick and Dustin Taylor, founders of Dick Taylor Chocolates. "There were others in the industry that had...
  • Hoopa
    Small Business
    Victor Knight, owner of V&P Services, started his career in the construction industry in 1989, working as a laborer while taking classes at College of the Redwoods in mechanics. He worked for Jackson Trucking and others before starting with Mercer Fraser in 1998-...
  • Arcata
    Small Business
    Arcata-based Crestmark Architectural Millworks is a full service cabinetry & millwork provider, specializing in the engineering, fabrication and installation of custom millwork products, including veneer paneling, wood cabinetry & fixtures, moldings and more.  Most of their...
  • Fort Bragg
    Small Business
    Beckman Printing
    Thanks to a loan from AEDC, this January Jeremy and Aspen Logan fulfilled a long-time dream when they purchased Beckman Printing in Fort Bragg.  "We have wanted to own a business for many years but have not had the opportunity until now." Beckman Printing fits very well into both of our...
  • Eureka
    Community Development
    You can’t miss the newly restored Carson Block Building in Old Town Eureka. The three story structure was constructed in 1892 for lumber baron William Carson and is comprised of over 46,000 square feet of usable commercial space. The building was the first of its kind in Eureka to include...