Top SBA Lenders Named for FY17

North Florida District Office to Present Awards during Small Business Week
Release Date: 
Friday, March 16, 2018
Release Number: 
Nayana Sen (904) 443-1900

Jacksonville, Fla. - North Florida’s economy continues to improve and small business lending is at the center of that recovery. SBA guaranteed 1,148 loans through its North Florida District Office, valued at over $600 million in loans for small businesses in Fiscal Year 2017.  The following lenders have made an extraordinary contribution to small business lending in Fiscal Year 2017 in North Florida:

Top 7(a) Lender by Dollar Amount:

Live Oak Bank


Top 7(a) Lender by Number of Loans:

TD Bank


Top Certified Development Company by Dollar Amount:

Florida First Capital Finance Corporation


Top Certified Development Company by Number of Loans:

Florida First Capital Finance Corporation


Top 1st Mortgage Lender:

121 Financial Credit Union


Top Credit Union:

121 Financial Credit Union


Top Community Lender by Dollar Amount:

First Green Bank


Top Community Lender(s) by Number of Loans:

First Green Bank

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“I also want to take this opportunity to thank our top lenders for their commitment to small businesses in North Florida,” stated Wilfredo J. Gonzalez, SBA District Director.

Fiscal Year 2017 Lender Award Winners will be recognized at the 26th Annual Small Business Week Celebration on May 4, 2018 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 the lender awards North Florida, please contact the SBA North Florida District Office at (904) 443-1900 and ask for a lender relations specialist.

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About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and is a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.  The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses, and recover from disasters.  Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. To learn more about SBA, visit