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About Us

About Our Office: 

The Syracuse District Office is responsible for the delivery of SBA's many programs and services to 34 counties in Central New York. These counties include: Albany, Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Warren, and Washington counties.

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 describes briefly all the services and information available through this office:

  • Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders.

  • Free counseling, advice and information on starting a business through Small Business Development Centers, SCORE Chapters, Women’s Business Centers, and Veterans Business Outreach Centers.

  • Assistance to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals through the Minority Enterprise Development Program. For more information, contact our Minority Business Development Staff at (518) 446-1118 or email Daniel Rickman (link sends e-mail)

  • If you're a credit-worthy veteran, you can get a guaranteed loan. Our Veterans Affairs Officers are available to assist you. You can contact one of our Veterans Loan Officers as follows: