Carson Block Building

In the Community


AEDC's mission includes supporting entrepreneurial, innovative business and community endeavors. We do that both by facilitating funding opportunities for Community Development projects and by participating in projects that support economic development. AEDC offers our own programs such as Lemonade Day, and Individual Development Accounts, as well as participating as a community leader in economic development projects and participating on committees working in these areas. 

While we are our main role is supporting entrepreneurs with the funding to start and expand businesses, we also work with partners and industry leaders to help assure that we have a capable workforce, sufficient infrastructure to support our industries and the quality of life that makes our region the place where people want to build businesses and raise families.