The 504 loan program is an economic development program designed to finance fixed assets for small businesses on reasonable terms and to stimulate employment through a job retention/creation goal. A 504 project has three main partners and generally: a Third Party Lender provides 50% or more of the financing; a Certified Development Company (Southland) provides up to 40% of the financing through a 504 debenture (guaranteed 100% by the SBA); and an applicant (borrower) injects at least 10% of the financing. New businesses, and those purchasing single purpose properties, must inject at least 15%. A list of properties the SBA deems single purpose can be found on the FAQ page.
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