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Rhode Island Regional, State, and Local Organizations

BDC Capital

  • Includes term loans, lines of credit, and mezzanine capital
  • Funding can be used for purposes such as working capital, equipment purchases, real estate acquisition, debt restructuring, and business expansion

The Business Development Company

  • Supports companies that require funding that is unavailable through traditional sources.
  • Provides loans of $90,000 to $600,000 to companies in Rhode Island

Community Investment Corporation (CIC)

CIC is a provider of the SBA 504 loan as well as the following smaller loan options:

Rhode Island Black Business Association

  • Helps Black entrepreneurs access working capital through micro-loans, grants, and a collateral assistance program.

Rhode Island Capital

  • Offers term loans (including SBA loans), lines of credit, and mezzanine investments
  • Loans and lines of credit range from $500,000 to $10 million

Social Enterprise Greenhouse

  • Supports entrepreneurs who seek to make positive social change by improving access to educational opportunities, health care, affordable housing, and more.
  • Offers loans of $5,000 to $25,000
  • Also periodically awards microgrants of $1,000 to $5,000

South Eastern Economic Development Corporation (SEED)

  • Provides SBA 504 loans as well as micro and small loans of $1,000 to $250,000