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Financing Your Business

| 4/1/2014


SBA Lenders
The U.S. Small Business Administration does not make loans directly to small business owners; however, many local lenders can assist with the application process for an SBA-backed loan. For information, contact one of the SBA district offices in Florida.

• Miami District Office (South Florida)
(305) 536-5521

• Jacksonville District Office (North Florida)
(904) 443-1900

Certified Development Companies
These nonprofit corporations work with the SBA and private-sector lenders to provide financing to small businesses.

• Business Development Corporation of Northeast Florida
(904) 724-7455

• Coastal Area District Development Authority
(912) 261-2500

• Essential Capital Inc.
(904) 398-9411

• Florida Business Development Corp.
(561) 433-0233

• Florida First Capital Finance Corp.
(850) 681-3601 or (888) 320-5504

• Independent Development Services Corp. (IDS)
(239) 652-5588

• St. Petersburg Certified Development Corp. (dba Gulfcoast Business Finance Inc.)
(727) 895-2504 or (800) 850-2504

• Tampa Bay Economic Development Corp. (TEDCO)
(813) 831-8600

Industrial Revenue Bonds
Industrial Revenue Bonds, issued by the Florida Development Finance Corporation (FDFC), offer tax-exempt, low-interest bond financing to qualified, financially sound manufacturing and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Enterprise Florida Inc.
(407) 956-5695

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