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LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Amarillo
Texas Panhandle Regional Development Corporation
The Texas Panhandle Regional Development Corporation (TPRDC) is a nonprofit corporation that contributes to the economic development of the Texas Panhandle and the State of Texas. TPRDC works...View details

Amarillo
West Texas Angel Network
West Texas Angel Network (WTAN) is a non-profit corporation based in Amarillo, Texas which facilitates the introduction of entrepreneurs to potential investors through presentations and other...View details

Athens
Greater East Texas 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

Austin
BIG - Businesses Invest In Growth
Provides small loans ranging from under $500 to a maximum of $50,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the Small Business Association (SBA). Serves Travis, Williamson, Hays,...View details

Austin
Business Community Lenders of Texas (BCL)
BCL makes commercial real estate loans for established central Texas businesses for the purpose of increasing employment and economic development. As a non-profit economic and community development...View details

Austin
Capital Certified Development Corporation
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

Austin
PeopleFund
PeopleFund offers small businesses flexible financing products such as loans for equipment, real-estate acquisition, working capital or leasehold improvements; and an Entrepreneurial Development...View details

Austin
Texas Certified Development Company, Inc
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

Austin
Texas Economic Development Council
Offers tax information, county statistics, financing options and current information on what's happening in economic development in TX....View details

Carrizo Springs
Neighborhood Housing Services of Dimmitt County, Inc
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Serves Dimmit, La Salle, Zavala Edwards, Kinney, Real,...View details

Dallas
Dallas Business Finance Corporation (DBFC)
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

Dallas
Southern Dallas Development Corporation (SDDC)
SDDC was formed in 1989 as a not-for-profit 501(c3) to leverage private debt and equity, promote access to capital, facilitate job creation and foster economic development. SDDC makes loans directly...View details

El Paso
Upper Rio Grande 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

Kilgore
East Texas Regional Development Company, Inc
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

Lubbock
Caprock Business Finance Corporation, Inc
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

San Antonio
ACCION Texas, Inc
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Serves Arkansas, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee,...View details

San Antonio
City of San Antonio Economic Development (EDD)
EDD provides a full range of business services. The Small Business Division offices are located at 100 West Houston Street, Suite 1900. The Small Business Liaison is housed in the Cliff Morton...View details

San Antonio
Rural Development and Finance Corporation
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Serves Cameron, El Paso, Starr, Hidalgo, Willacy, Maverick,...View details

Texarkana
Ark-Tex Regional Development Company, Inc
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

Waco
Central Texas 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

Waco
Heart of Texas Business Resource Center
Administers an Enterprise Community loan fund serving a designated area in McLennan County. Loans range from $1,000 to $60,000. Executive Director: Toni Herbert...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
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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