Small Business Lending

Whether you are currently operating a business or looking to start a business, CEII has a business loan program that can help you to reach your goal. CEII has been providing capital to small businesses since 1982. As a specialized, non-profit business development organization, and a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Microloan Intermediary, we work hard to promote economic growth in communities throughout our service area. CEII’s loan programs are tailored especially for assisting small and micro business owners who can (or cannot) access traditional funding sources.

As a Community Development Financial Institution, CEII makes capital investments to small/micro businesses that strengthen local communities and have positive economic growth through job creation and expanding the tax base.

  • Financing for new and existing business through the SBA Microloan Program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Intermediary Loan Program, and through our own GAP Loan Fund.

  • Provision of Management and Technical Assistance to small and micro size businesses in all phases of their development.

  • Dissemination of information and publications concerning local business issues and program services available to support small/micro business growth.