Jacksonville, Fla. - North Florida’s economy continues to improve and small business lending is at the center of that recovery. SBA guaranteed 731 loans through its North Florida District Office, exceeding more than $356 million in loans for small businesses in Fiscal Year 2012. The following lenders have made an extraordinary contribution to small business lending in Fiscal Year 2012 in North Florida:
Top 7(a) Lender by Dollar Amount AND Number of Loans
BBVA Compass Bank
Top North Florida Based Community Lender
Atlantic Coast Bank
Top Certified Development Company by Dollar Amount
Florida First Capital Finance Corporation
Top Certified Development Company by Number of Loans
Florida Business Development Corporation
Top First Mortgage Lender 504 Loans
Top Export Lender
Top 7(a) Lender – Veteran Loans
American Enterprise Bank
“We are very pleased to celebrate the tremendous achievements of these top SBA lenders. We anticipate another great year of SBA lending ahead of us,” says Wilfredo J. Gonzalez, District Director.
Fiscal Year 2012 Lender Award Winners will be recognized at the 21st Annual Small Business Week Celebration on April 30, 2013 in Jacksonville at the University of North Florida’s University Center from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. This event is hosted by the Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida. For more information on this award ceremony, please visit the SBDC website.
In addition to the top lenders, the North Florida District Office would like to commend the following lenders on making 10 loans or more:
Wells Fargo Bank, NA
JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA
TD Bank, NA
Borrego Springs Bank, NA
Live Oak Banking Company
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
Fifth Third Bank
CBC National Bank
For more information on the lender awards or on SBA’s Programs and Services in North Florida, please contact the SBA North Florida District Office’s Nayana Sen at (904) 443-1933.
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