You have a partner in AEDC!

AEDC, the oldest economic development organization in the Adirondack Park, has refocused its efforts on helping people achieve the American dream of owning their own business.

AEDC works with would-be business owners of all shapes and sizes to develop formal business plans that provide a true roadmap to success. It also provides a comprehensive entrepreneurship-training course taught by certified instructors that provides business owners – or those who would like to be business owners – with a wide range of skills they will need to be successful in the long term. AEDC also offers business loans for those looking to get started or to take their business to the next level.


“There really has to be something inside you driving you to be your own boss. You have to like challenges; you have to always be looking for new and better ways to do things, and you can’t be complacent or easily satisfied.”

“If you think you have the qualities that will help you make it in business, AEDC can help you achieve your goals through a combination of one-on-one tutoring, group training, networking and business financing.”

Jim Murphy, AEDC Executive Director