The Redwood Region Economic Development Commission creates opportunity through economic and business development. We make loans to small business, lead projects of community-wide importance, and support the programs, organizations, and initiatives that make Humboldt County a great place to live and do business.
Arcata Economic Development Corporation was created in 1978 by a group of Arcata business and community leaders to help grow the city's economy through assistance to local businesses and homeowners. Today, AEDC is a 501c3 non-profit organization and a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). AEDC's mission is to provide loans and support to entrepreneurial, innovative business and community endeavors. AEDC provides financing for business opportunities in Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Lake, Siskiyou and Trinity Counties, and sometimes Shasta County, in Northern California.