Thank you for your interest in the Arcata Economic Development Corporation (AEDC)

We understand that this is a difficult time and there is a lot of information about financial help for businesses. The good news is that the help does exist!

To understand available resources and next steps, we recommend the following: 

  • Follow the North Coast SBDC for the most up to date information on resources and technical assistance. They can work with you to understand which program is right for you.  There are several programs available, both local and government programs. It is beneficial to know which will be the best for you and how applying for different programs will affect your overall outcome.

  • Visit the bank or financial institution with which you currently do business to see if they have resources, if they offer the Paycheck Protection Program or SBA Express Bridge Loans.  

  • AEDC is accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications and will process applications with requests up to $250,000 in the order they are received within our servicing area:Humboldt, Del Norte, Lake, Mendocino, Siskiyou and Trinity Counties.

  • If you are going to apply for financial assistance, begin gathering the following documents to help expedite your application process. 

  • Please send your application to: [email protected]

We greatly appreciate your partnership as we work to support your business continuity efforts.

- Your friends at AEDC


AEDC and its partners are working together to provide a coordinated response to the

COVID-19 pandemic. 


Businesses seeking help should go to the COVID-19 resource page at the North Coast Small Business Development Center


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