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2600 Fresno St
Room 2156-02
Fresno, CA 93721
559-621-8350
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The City of Fresno Economic Development Division can assist your business with a variety of loan programs.  Some of the major programs are described below.

For more information, please contact the organizations below or Kelly Trevino via email or phone at (559) 621-8426.


Current Loan Programs
  • Revolving Loan Fund - Business must be within limits of City of Fresno and be unable to obtain full project financing from a conventional lender.  Funds can be used for inventory, working capital, equipment purchase, and/or leasehold improvements.  There is typically a job creating requirement of 1:$35,000 loaned.  For more information, contact the City of Fresno or Cen Cal Business Finance at (559) 227-1158.
  • Microloan Program - Loans of up to $50,000 can be made to businesses located anywhere in Fresno County.  Funds can be used for inventory, working capital, equipment purchase, leasehold improvements.  For more information, contact the City of Fresno or Fresno CDFI at (559) 263-1351
  • SBA-504 Program - Loans of up to $10 million can be made anywhere in the Valley.  Funds can be used to buy, build, or buy and remodel an owner-occupied commercial building to house your own business.  For more information, contact the City of Fresno or Cen Cal Business Finance at (559) 227-1158
  • SBA-7a Program - Loans of up to $1 million can be made to businesses anywhere in the Valley.  Funds can be used to buy an existing operation as an ongoing concern, NOT just the assets.  For more information refer to www.sba.gov
  • Hometown Entrepeneur Loan Program "HELP" - Loans of up to $50,000 can be made to businesses in low-to-moderate income census tracts within the City of Fresno.  Funds can be used for inventory, working capital, equipment purchase, and/or leasehold improvements.  For more information, contact the City of Fresno or Valley Small Business Development Corporation at (559) 438-9680.

Contact Information

Economic Development Department
2600 Fresno Street
Fresno, CA  93721
(559) 621-8350