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Fargo District Office
657 2nd Avenue North Room 218
Fargo, ND 58108
United States
Phone: 701-239-5131
Fax: 701-239-5645
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Michael J. Gallagher

District Director
Michael J. Gallagher


I'm Mike Gallagher, District Director for the North Dakota District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. I would like to personally welcome you to the SBA's website for North Dakota.

My career with SBA started in 1984 as a Business Development Specialist. I served as the Deputy District Director from 2005 until my selection as District Director in November 2013. Born and raised in North Dakota, I have owned and managed small businesses in Kenmare and Minot and, for the past eight years, have assisted my wife in her seasonal restaurant.

I am excited about the opportunity to serve the people of North Dakota and hope you find your visit to our website useful. Through SBA's loan programs and counseling and contracting resources, we want to help make your small business dreams become reality. If you have any questions or recommendations on how we can serve you better, please feel free to contact our office.

Best of luck with your business venture!


Mike Gallagher
District Director

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