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Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 Program

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loan program provides long-term; fixed rate; low equity economic development financing for small businesses to acquire, improve/construct real estate, and/or purchase major fixed assets for expansion. Download the SBA 504 brochure.

100% Financing Available with SBA 504 Loans – Growing companies often look to conserve cash to solidify their working capital position for the long run, but often growth also requires down-payments on capital purchases for real estate and equipment needs.  Fortunately, SBA 504 financing is available through CAEDC that offers companies expanding an existing facility or acquiring neighboring property for an expansion project an opportunity to finance 100% of their capital project costs.  SBA 504 financing is performed in conjunction with a bank partner and does require a minimum 10% equity injection, however, a company’s real estate “as-is” appraisal valuation less its current outstanding mortgage balance can count toward the equity injection if the new project is taking place at the current facility or on an adjacent property.  In such a case, the typical financing structure is shifted upward so the bank finances about 55% of the new project and the SBA 504 loan finances about 45%.

SBA 504 CASE STUDIES

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

  • Land and building acquisition
  • Building construction, expansion and renovation
  • Purchasing/upgrading long-term machinery and equipment

ELIGIBLE BORROWERS

  • Most for-profit, small businesses, including agriculture production
  • Tangible Net Worth < $15 million
  • 2-year Average Net Income < $5 million

LOAN LIMITS

  • Up to $5 million or 40% of total eligible project costs (whichever is less)
  • Up to $5.5 million for certain qualifying projects
  • Up to $5.5 million for manufacturers

TERM

  • 20-year fixed rate term for real estate
  • 10-year fixed rate term for machinery and equipment
  • 10% equity required
  • 15% equity required for new business projects and/or special purpose real estate
  • 2.2% commitment/closing fee – funded by Debenture. 0.5% Participation Fee is based on the first mortgage loan amount.

RATE

As of January 2017: 10-year fixed: 4.60% / 20-year fixed: 4.59%

STRUCTURE

Loans are made in conjunction with a loan secured from a private lender with a senior lien covering up to 50% of the project cost (50% – Private Lender; 40% – SBA; 10% – Borrower).

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