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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Ann Arbor
Center for Empowerment and Economic Development
Provides start-up and expansion business loans to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Executive Director: Michelle Richards...View details

Grand Rapids
Kent Area MicroBusiness Loan Services
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Executive Director: Edward L. Garner...View details

Holland
Lakeshore 504
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Lansing
Michigan Certified Development Company
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Marquette
Northern Economic Initiative Corp
Northern Initiatives is a private, non-profit community development corporation that provides tailored business solutions to advance and connect rural communities and their economies....View details

Pontiac
Oakland County Business Finance Corporation (OCBFC)
The OCBFC acts as an agent to analyze, package and submit loan requests under the SBA 504 loan program. The OCBFC also acts as the serviceing agent for the approved loans. The purpose of the...View details

Saginaw
Saginaw Economic Development Corporation
Provides small loans to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. ...View details

Traverse City
Rural Michigan Intermediary Relending Program, Inc
Provides small loans to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. ...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
Economic Development Foundation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Statewide
Kiva
Since its launch in 2005, Kiva’s mission has been to alleviate poverty by connecting people through microlending. As of August 2012, Kiva.org has enabled people to make over $340 million in loans...View details

Nationwide
Accion USA
ACCION USA is a private, nonprofit organization that provides microloans, business training and other financial services to low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs who are unable to access bank...View details

Nationwide
Fund A Scientist
Contact: George Kurzon, M.D. Fund A Scientist is a website where individuals or institutions with funding can seek out scientists with innovative projects and provide ...View details

Nationwide
TruFund Financial Services, Inc. (TruFund)
TruFund is a national nonprofit organization promotes economic development in communities underserved by traditional banking institutions by providing affordable capital, hands-on business assistance,...View details

Nationwide
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
USDA Rural Development provides financial and technical resources in rural areas in order to support community and economic development opportunities, as well as improve quality of life issues....View details

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