As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), Metro Community Development’s priority is to assist in the creation of new jobs and to expand businesses in the mid-Michigan area with loans for those who do not qualify for traditional lending. Our financing options allow flexible credit and collateral requirements, while still offering competitive interest rates and repayment terms.
Below are the programs currently offered, but we consistently look for ways to meet our client’s needs. Additionally, we partner with other local organizations, in an effort to improve and move forward the communities in which we serve.
Business Funding Success Stories Made Possible by Metro Community Development
BizBOX brings your new business venture to life through a program funded by Metro Community Development. We will work side-by-side with new entrepreneurs and small businesses that have been open two years or less, to help turn your vision into a thriving successful business.
This 360-degree program provides you with the
assistance you need from planning and documenting your business plan, to helping you open your business and secure the necessary financing. Additionally, BizBOX will work with you hand-in-hand and provide on-going business assistance/counseling.
BizBOX also gives access to a variety of vetted vendors in various industries that have been in your shoes and have the knowledge and experience to help you continue be successful!
BizBOX also offers graduates the opportunity to apply for financing, without the additional cost of an application fee (completion of educational component does not guarantee loan approval). Click HERE to register for this unique program and get started on your path to business ownership today!
The BizThRIVE program is designed for small businesses that have been in operation for more than two years and because of their success are now able to take the next step in the growth of their business. BizTHRIVE offers market rates of interest loans over $50,000 to $250,000. Loan proceeds may be used for property acquisition, property improvements, business expansion, working capital and job creation.
Click HERE to submit an inquiry and one of our loan officers will contact you to help your business THRIVE!
The Community Advantage loan is a new program
of the SBA that was created to meet the credit,
management, and technical assistance needs of
small businesses in underserved communities.
Unlike traditional lending, qualifications for this loan
program is not limited by the size of the borrower’s
balance sheet, or the amount of collateral involved.
Through this program, Metro Community
Development will have access to additional technical
assistance resources to ensure that your business can start, grow, and achieve long-term success. Loans of up to $250,000 are available through this program.
Click HERE to submit an inquiry and one of our loan officers will contact you.