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Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center at SIUE

Growing Your Business

School of Business

Additional Resources

Expanding Your Business

Loan Programs

  • SBA & DCEO-Federal State and Regional Loan Matrix - The loan matrix compares business loan programs offered in the state of Illinois

  • DCEO Programs - The Illinois Department of Commerce can work with your business to identify and secure financing opportunities and build a network of financial support.
  • Enterprise Zone Financing - This is similar to the Participation Loan Program, except that the DCEO will provide favorable interest rates to businesses either located in or expanding in one of the 93 certified enterprise zones throughout the state. The purpose of this program is to stimulate economic growth and neighborhood revitalization at the local level, which is accomplished through state and local tax incentives, regulatory relief, and improved government services.

Surety Bonding

DCEO's Bonding Program
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Business Finance Division
620 East Adams
Springfield, IL 6270
TDD: 800/785-6055

SBA's Bonding Program
Acting Supervisory Surety Bond Specialist Daniel Sossaman
900 Market Street
5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215/580-2727
FAX: 215/580-2759

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