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About Us

About Our Office: 

SBA's Illinois District Office and its Springfield Branch Office are responsible for delivering SBA's many programs and services throughout Illinois's 102 counties.  

Where to Find Us

SBA Illinois District Office - Chicago
CLOSED for in-person visits
 P: (312) 353-4528
F: (312)886-5688

Serving the following 29 counties in northern Illinois: Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Ford, Grundy, Henry, Iroquois, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, La Salle, Lake, Lee, Livingston, Marshall, McHenry, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Stephenson, Whiteside, Will, Winnebago


SBA Illinois Branch Office - Springfield
3330 Ginger Creek Rd., Suite B
Springfield, IL 62711
P: (217) 793-5020
F: (217) 793-5025

Serving the following 73 counties in central and southern Illinois: Adams, Alexander, Bond, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Green, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henderson, Jackson, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Johnson, Knox, Lawrence, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Mason, Massac, McDonough, McLean, Menard, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, St. Clair, Tazewell, Union, Vermillion, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, White, Williamson, Woodford


Services Available

Over the years, the SBA has developed many small business loan and assistance programs, special outreach efforts and initiatives to aid and inform small businesses. The following briefly describes services and information available through our office:

  • Free counseling, advice and information on starting a business are available through SCORE: Counselors to America's Small Business.
  • Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders. For questions or additional information, email Bob Esquivel(link sends e-mail) or call our office at (312) 353-4528 and ask to speak with one of our Lender Relations Specialists.
  • Assistance to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals through the Minority Enterprise Development Program. Orientation workshops for the 8(a) Program are held the third Wednesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please visit our Illinois District Office Events Calendar or call (312) 353-4528 to register for a free seminar or to obtain additional information.
  • Special loan programs are available for businesses involved in international trade. For additional information, please email Dennis Foldenauer or call him at (312) 353-8065.
  • If you're a veteran, you can get business counseling and information about SBA-guaranteed loans. For more information, please email Stephen Konkle or call him at (312) 886-4208.
  • Speakers to inform the small business community about our loan programs, services, resources and partners available in Illinois. To contact the Illinois District Office about a speaker for your group or event, please call our office at (312) 353-4528.