Our Mission: To increase economic opportunities for Asian Americans.
Our Vision: We envision vibrant diverse neighborhoods infused with the richness of Asian American cultures and leadership.
AEDA was formed in 2006 and begin operating as a nonprofit in 2009 by Asian small business owners, community leaders and activists in response to the building of the Green Line light rail transit. Since our founding, we have grown to respond to the changing needs of our community, developing and offering programs to further advance our mission while sustaining direct engagement of the lower income constituencies we represent. Our programs serve both Saint Paul and Minneapolis. We work in collaboration with partners to achieve our objectives.