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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:
123 New Market Investors, LLC
Business Seed Capital, Inc.
ECDC Enterprise Development Group
Hampton Roads Ventures, LLC
Lynchburg Community Loan Fund
Minerva Seed Fund
NCB Capital Impact
New Enterprises Fund, Inc.
Piedmont Housing Alliance
Southside Development Enterprises, LLC
The Small Business Investment Companies Program revolves around the notion of developing privately owned and managed investment companies which will be licenses and regulated by the Small Business Administration, so as to provide equity capital, long term loans, and advisory services to small business requiring such services.
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.