A Certified Development Company (CDC) is an entity that processes U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans in partnership with Bank, state and/or private money creating a financial assistance package for businesses with funding needs for real estate and equipment. The SBA takes a second lien on the property or equipment financed at a maximum participation level of 40% of the total funding needs. SBA certifies corporations to be CDC’s and authorizing them to process SBA 504 loans.
To be eligible for the SBA 504 program, each business must meet the following criteria:
Yes, newly established companies would need to provide a written business plan with financial
projections.” The financing structure also changes in that SBA requires an additional 5% cash equity injection from the borrower reducing SBA’s participation level in that project.
In order to finance and assist with the growth and development of businesses throughout the State of Wisconsin, BLP staff provides access to the SBA 504 loan program and other resources using our expertise, knowledge, and partnerships.
BLP is committed to business growth and community development by providing alternative financing options for: