Programs

Small Business Development

Business Technical Assistance

AEDA provides counseling and training to new and existing business owners to start and improve their businesses. AEDA train in several Asian languages so that businesses can learn in the language they are most comfortable with. Click here to learn more how we can help you and your business.

Storefront Improvement

AEDA provides grants and loans for storefront improvement to properties and businesses in the Little Mekong District. Click here to learn more about the Little Mekong Storefront Improvement Program.

Lending

Do you need a loan for your business? AEDA provides small loans to qualified small businesses that can’t get a loan anywhere else. Call us for more information about our loans: 651-###-###

Placemaking

Little Mekong

AEDA promotes and builds the Little Mekong Asian Business and Cultural District into a world-class destination. Our goals are to attract thousands of visitors and help businesses gain new customers. Visit the Little Mekong Facebook page and website to learn more.

Night Market

We hold the Saint Paul Night Market several times a year in Little Mekong. Thousands of people attend to enjoy the food, arts, and entertainment in a leisurely, festive atmosphere in the summer evenings. Visit the Little Mekong Facebook page and website to learn more.

Arts & Culture

AEDA works with hundreds of artists every year to celebrate and share cultures and create community among people. Art and culture makes neighborhoods better places to live, inspires people to reach higher, and improves individual lives. Art activities happen in Little Mekong through out the year and at the Night Market. If you are an artist and want to work with AEDA, call us 651-222-7798 or send us an email artist@aeda-mn.org. Visit the Little Mekong Facebook page and website and to learn more our arts activities.

Financial Education & Credit Building

Many people face difficult and often desperate financial circumstances due to having no credit history. We provide tools and training to help build credit and learn how to manage money, build credit matters and why money matters. To learn more click here:

Advocacy and Policy

AEDA advocates to build leaders, advance policies, and create resources that ensure the inclusion of low-income Asian Minnesotans in economic opportunities. Our goals include achieving racial equity, namely that racial disparities are erased and everyone can live a fair and just life.