While life may look different right now, this summer holds just as much opportunity as the last. With the recent challenges we’ve been facing, it is our top priority to continue to bring our community together.

I’m encouraged by all of the creative ways our community is finding normalcy. Whether you’re attending webinars, supporting local businesses through the virtual Friday Night Market, or attending virtual picnics, the ways we can bring our community members together seem endless. 

While many of our AEDC clients are finding their way through the massive changes this year brought on, AEDC continues to strive to be adaptive while providing the stability and support much needed at this time. We are proud to have helped 59 businesses to disperse $4.3M in PPP funds in Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino and Lake Counties since this crisis started, as well as nearly $236,000 in bridge loans with our partners in Arcata and Del Norte County. This next transition might get challenging, it’s important we continue to show up for each other and be the greatest community allies we can be.