First Annual National African Immigrant Leadership Conference

African Economic Development Solutions (AEDS) is proud to host our first annual National African Immigrant Leadership Conference on December 10–11, 2020. During this time of uncertainty and trauma, African Immigrants are facing some of the biggest challenges to our economic future in modern history. COVID–19 is damaging our small business sector and the uprisings all across the country as a result of the murder of George Floyd and other innocent Black lives continues to be a catalyst for strife.

AEDS African Immigrant Businesses Rebuilding Fund Application Now Open

Application for AEDS’ African Immigrant Businesses Rebuilding Fund is now open. Application deadline is Wednesday July 15, 2020 at 11:59pm central standard time. The AEDS African Immigrant Businesses Rebuilding Fund is intended to rebuilding businesses owned and operated by African immigrants that were impacted by the civil unrest following the murder of George Floyd.

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Let’s Rebuild African Immigrant Businesses in Minnesota


As small businesses were gearing up to reopen after being devastated by COVID-19 and already struggling amid the pandemic-induced shutdown, they were faced with yet another challenge—the murder of George Floyd.

They are now left to pick up the pieces of their dreams and businesses while also mourning with the community.

In response, AEDS has created the Business Relief Fund to meet these needs of local African immigrant businesses. The Business Relief Fund is a forgivable loan to keep small businesses open and continue contributing to the community.  Being an entrepreneur is never easy.  Keeping a business alive as an African immigrant during these times requires hard work and your help.

Your support now will help these businesses grappling with the loss of jobs, services and investments more than ever.

Your help will be an essential difference for families and protecting local jobs.  Give now.

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June is Homeownership Month! Take a Home Stretch class on Saturday June 13th for FREE!

Did you know that June is National Homeownership Month? AEDS is celebrating by offering a FREE Home Stretch class on Saturday, June 13th! Home Stretch is an eight-hour homebuyer workshop that covers all of the essential steps that buyers should take in order to realize their dream of homeownership. Sign up today to prepare yourself to be a successful homeowner.