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March 24, 2017


Financial Resources

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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 a district office.

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
  • Essential Capital Finance Inc.
    (904) 398-9411
  • Florida Business Development Corp.
    (561) 433-0233
  • Florida First Capital Finance Corp.
    (888) 320-5504
  • Independent Development
    Services Corp.
    (239) 652-5588
  • North Central Florida Areawide Development Company
    (352) 955-2199
  • Sunshine State Economic Development Corp.
    (727) 828-8018
    (305) 932-3434
    (904) 536-8551
  • Tampa Bay Economic
    Development Corp.
    (813) 831-8600

Florida Finance Network
Nonprofit economic development lending organizations that connect Florida small businesses with state and federal financing programs.

Florida Microfinance Programs
(850) 717-8479

Industrial Revenue Bonds
IRBs offer tax-exempt, low-interest bond financing to qualified, financially sound manufacturing and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Venture Capital FIrms
Major venture capital firms and select angel funds.

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