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  • July 22nd 4:31PM
    By Susan
      Face masks and hand sanitizer, will be distributed to local small businesses under 50 employees, free of charge thanks to a contribution from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services and the Office of the Small Business Advocate. Nearly 3,000 gallons of hand sanitizer and 400,000 face...
  • April 3rd 3:28PM
    By Susan
    Thank you for your interest in the Arcata Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) AEDC successfully leveraged $4.3M for PPP loans in Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino and Lake Counties, but now the federal program is coming to a close. AEDC is no longer able to accept applications for...
  • March 17th 1:27PM
    By Susan
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  • November 7th 8:21AM
    By Susan
    According to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), about 70 percent of businesses will experience a power outage in the next year- and this prediction does not consider recent (and anticipated) power outages due to PGE’s new Public Safety Power Shutoff Events designed to...
  • April 23rd 4:18PM
    By Susan
    On April 19, AEDC hosted an Economic Development Summit at College of the Redwoods. Community leaders from all over Humboldt came to provide an update on economic development projects, challenges and opportunities. Speakers included: Scott Adair, Humboldt County Office of Economic Development;...
  • January 7th 12:31PM
    By Susan
    The county of Humboldt Economic Development Department recently welcomed Scott Adair, CSM as its new director. Adair is a veteran commercial real estate and economic development professional with 17+ years of experience in the real estate industry. He recently graduated from Oklahoma...
  • March 26th 11:26AM
    By Susan
    About 90 people attended the Prosperity Economic Development Forum on March 22 at the River Lodge in Fortuna. the event included 10 minute presentations from representatives of communities across Humboldt County, giving an overview of economic challenges, opportunities and projects.  The...
  • May 30th 1:24PM
    By Susan
    With close to full employment, quality employees are harder to find and workforce is a much discussed topic around Humboldt County and the country.  As a result, two local organizations have been working to gather information to help us better understand the issues.   The HSU...
  • 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...

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