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To provide private sector employment by financing the start-up and
expansion of businesses that will create significant long-term employment.
- Companies must be a small business as defined by the Small Business
Administration (SBA). The SBA definition includes thresholds for number
of employees, net worth and annual net income. Generally, a business must
have fewer than 500 employees, have a net worth under $6 million and have
an average net income after federal taxes for the preceding two years less
than $2 million to qualify.
- Applicants are required to match loan funds with cash or other private,
non-public financing. In many cases this private match must be one and one
half the loan amount requested.
- Costs incurred prior to receipt of the loan application by the Division of Economic Development may not be used to meet the private, non-public match
- Loans may not be made if a bank is willing to finance the entire project.
Applicants must supply a turn down letter from a lender listing the reason(s)
for denial. If a bank is willing to finance a portion of the project to be
used as a match for the loan under this program, applicants must supply a
letter from the bank explaining the reasons the bank is unable to finance
the entire project.
- Loans may not be made to applicants that have been debarred or suspended
from receiving federal benefits.
- Loans must result in the creation or retention of jobs that would be lost
in eligible areas.
- Provide a copy of each applicant's valid government issued identification at or before loan closing.
- Eligibility for the SBED program includes all communities in the state of Alaska with a population of less than 30,000. Loans in communities of 30,000 or more are available on a limited basis, depending on funds availability. To check on funds availability, please contact the Juneau office.
- Funding is limited. Applicants are encouraged to call and discuss
availability of funds prior to submitting a loan application.
Terms and Conditions
- Maximum loan amount is $300,000.
- Maximum term of 20 years for fixed asset loans and 5 years for
working capital loans. Terms may not exceed the term of any associated
private sector loans.
- Interest rate will be fixed at the time of loan approval, visit www.commerce.alaska.gov/ded/fin/ for current interest rates.
- All loans must be adequately secured. The loan amount may not exceed
90% of the value of the collateral offered.
- Loans may be in a subordinate position to associated private sector
- All assets purchased with loan proceeds must be offered as collateral
for the loan.
- Personal guarantees are required of all persons holding 20% or more
ownership interest in the business receiving the loan.
- A $200 application fee must accompany all applications. This fee will
be credited toward the origination fee due if the application is approved.
- A 1% origination fee will be charged ($100 minimum) at the time that
the loan is closed.
- Applicants will be responsible for all closing costs.
Small Business Economic Development Loan Application
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Division of Economic Development at (907)465-2510 or TDD (907)465-5437 to make any necessary