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Prosperity Showcase: Economic development in Humboldt County

Sat, 2014-10-18 16:23
With each new election, economic development and the creation of jobs is a top priority for candidates. It's an important tool for measuring prosperity, yet with the exception of government jobs, most jobs are created by private individuals who

Newspaper seller understood good service

Fri, 2014-10-17 17:10
One day, my grandfather took me to a busy street corner where a guy was selling newspapers. He instructed me to stand quietly nearby and watch what went on.

Happy Tourism Day, Humboldt County!

Sat, 2014-10-11 15:47
Sept. 27 was World Tourism Day, an international celebration established by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. While noting that the U.S. is not one of the 156 countries making up the UNWTO, we can still recognize that the organization

So, why did you wind up in Humboldt?

Fri, 2014-10-03 15:57
(Most) people don't come to Humboldt County for the jobs or robust economy, unless it is the green one and that's not the topic for today. They don't come for the low cost of living, ease of travel or exciting, fast-paced environment.

Testimonials

 

In 2000 when I began planning to purchase a lot and build a custom tofu-manufacturing plant in Arcata's Aldergrove Industrial Park, RREDC provided invaluable professional advice and moral support during the business plan phase, and ultimately, supplemental financing to make the plan a reality. Their continued support since has helped Tofu Shop Specialty Foods survive and thrive.

Matthew Schmit - President
The Tofu Shop Specialty Foods Arcata

RREDC not only helped with financing our expansion, they also offered advice and support along the way.

Without RREDC, growing our business would have been nearly impossible. They can help when larger institutions can't.

Mike Branden
Smug's Pizza

North Coast Audiology

I literally wouldn't be a business owner without the help of RREDC. I was in an unique situation where I didn't qualify for a bank loan and RREDC took a chance on me. I have now owned my audiology practice for nearly 5 years!

Julie Kelly, Au.D
North Coast Audiology

 Without RREDC the loan for our business would not be possible. Thanks to them we are in operation today. Thank you for your help.

Debbra Sweet
Partrick's Candy, Eureka

Dalianes

In 1999, my business partners and I applied for a working capital loan at RREDC.  They made it easy and possible for us to start our venture as the new owners of Dalianes Travel.

Dianne Harris
Dalianes Travel


We were in the midst of a difficult $1,000,000 renovation project after our building got red-tagged for earthquake safety.  Banks were leery of loaning to us because our non-profit income stream did not look dependable to them.  RREDC had a wider vision and came through for us at a critical moment.

Bobbi Ricca - Administrative Director
Dell Arte - Blue Lake

Ten years ago my husband and I hoped to open a dinner restaurant.  No one would lend us for such a "risky" project.  We had a great local reputation and 45 combined years of experience in 4 star restaurants.  RREDC made it happen for us!  Now we are the premier restaurant in our area, creating jobs and training for young people, paying living wages, providing health care benefits and giving back generously to our community.  Thank you RREDC for recognizing our potential!

Beverly Wolfe
Avalon Restaurant

The Redwood Region Economic Development Commission has been very responsive to individuals and businesses that we have referred to them. The staff is both knowledgable and caring. We have no reservations recommending RREDC to our clients who can benefit from their services.

John Dalby - President, CEO
Redwood Capital Bank

Thanks to RREDC we were able to acquire the additional necessary money we needed to help capitalize our new business venture after all efforts through commercial lenders were exhausted. RREDC was also very helpful in assisting us with our business plan. All of their personnel are wonderful to work with.

Stephen Martinez
The Forks – Willow Creek

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