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While the federal government does not provide grants for starting or growing small businesses, one of the mechanisms in place to promote small business growth and economic development is the Community Development Financial Institution Fund managed by the US Department of the Treasury.
Community Development Financial Institutions fall into four categories:
Arizona MultiBank CDC
Arizona Tribal CDFI
Border Financial Resources Inc
First American Credit Union
Hopi Credit Association
Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development
Navajo Partnership for Housing, Inc.
Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Prestamos, CDFI, LLC
San Carlos Apache Tribe
SOAR GROWTH CAPITAL, LLC
The SBA is dedicated to lend a hand to the service people in America and directly links with the Patriot Express Loan for veterans who desire to initiate their own business and want to start commercial activities. The SBA also plays a role in encouraging growth and job creation during the process, which is an indispensable part to support economic prosperity.
The The Minority Business Development Agency has recently constituted the Minority Business Enterprise Centers (MBEC) Program wherein it aims to support minority-owned businesses by providing them with electronic and one-on-one business development services for a reasonably nominal fee.