Atlanta Emerging Markets, Inc. (AEMI) is a certified Community Development Entity that seeks to foster economic development, job creation, and neighborhood revitalization in Atlanta’s distressed neighborhoods by providing flexible financing products to high-impact businesses and real estate development projects.

We specialize in gap financing for businesses or developers with large-scale projects ($5MM-$25MM) in Census-designated distressed neighborhoods. We also offer financing for small businesses, medium-sized companies, and startups/social entrepreneurs seeking low cost financing or venture capital. Our funding comes from private investors who provide us with low-cost funds for gap financing in exchange for tax breaks facilitated through the Federal New Markets Tax Credits program.