About Us

About Our Office: 

The goal of the Michigan District Office is to create an environment within Michigan where small business can grow and prosper. We do this by providing:

  • Free business counseling through the Michigan Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, Women Business Centers, and U.S. Export Assistance Centers.

  • Government contracting assistance

  • Low-cost training

  • Loan guaranty programs (SBA does not provide grants to individuals to start businesses). 

For fiscal year 2017, Michigan lenders set new records with their use of SBA loan products.  SBA lending in the state grew 15% to $912 million.  Total loans supported by SBA in Michigan, which includes 504 third party loans, exceeded $1 billion for the first time ever.  2,700 SBA loans were done in the state in 2017, a modest increase of 2.6%.  Also there were 160 different lending institutions made at least one SBA loan in the state in 2017.  This is the highest level of lender participation ever in Michigan.