Business Finance Programs
Federal guarantee of bank loans for small and medium size businesses.
Contact: For further information contact your bank or visit the SBA website at: http://www.sba.gov/financing/sbaloan/71.html
A long-term financing tool for economic development within a community. The 504 Program provides growing businesses with long-term, fixed rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land buildings.
Contact: Information about the program is available at the SBA website: http://www.sba.gov/financing/sbaloan/cdc.504.html. (outside link).
ShoreBank Enterprise Cascadia
Non-profit community lender, providing loans and technical assistance to entrepreneurs who are unable to access traditional financing.
Emphasis on lending to firms that restore or preserve the environment; low-income women and minorities; non-profits; worker-owned cooperatives; rural enterprises and community based organizations.
Contact: Speak with a loan officer at (206) 447-9226 or visit ShoreBank Enterprise Cascadia on the World Wide Web.
There are a variety of publicly funded loan programs available to businesses of all sizes in the City of Seattle.
Qualified businesses in Seattle can apply for start-up loans, expansion financing, contract financing, and financial restructuring loans.
Contact: Community Capital Development, Jim Thomas, (206) 324-4330. Or, visit their website at http://www.seattleccd.com (external link).