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Investments in housing and community development
Innovative lending and entrepreneurial support
Advisory support for community and economic development
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Stories of Impact




Leveraging Debt Financing for Small Business Success

May 13, 2024

As a small business owner, you have big dreams for your company. With the right resources, you can achieve the success you’ve always envisioned. That’s where debt financing comes in.

Unlocking Growth: What to Expect When Applying for an SBA 7(a) Loan

May 13, 2024

SBA 7(a) loans are a powerful tool for small businesses looking to grow and succeed. With more than 47,500 small businesses borrowing from the program each year, 7(a) is the SBA’s most popular loan option due to the lower rates, longer terms, and lower down payments it offers.

Are You Ready for Your Next Business Loan? A Checklist for Small Business Owners

May 13, 2024

Whether you’re looking to expand your product line, hire more staff, or invest in new equipment, a business loan can unlock your company’s potential.

Request for Qualifications: Community of Practice Subaward – Workshop and Cohort Instructors

May 2, 2024

Grow America is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to partner and deliver content to expand capacity of EDA’s RLF lending entities and grow the expertise and impact of the RLF industry.

The Accelerator Fund: Pioneering Economic Empowerment Through Collaborative Financing

April 24, 2024

A groundbreaking initiative has just launched in the St. Louis Metro area, setting the stage for a resurgence in entrepreneur support and economic empowerment.

Grow America part of group that received $500 million in EPA funding for underserved rural communities

April 4, 2024

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the recipients of the Clean Communities Investment Accelerator (CCIA) competition. Appalachian Community Capital (ACC), Grow America, and a number of other partners were excited to learn that it has been selected for a $500 million award for the Green Bank for Appalachia, Energy Communities, and Underserved Rural America (Green Bank for Rural America) by the EPA under the CCIA.

Save BIG with Truist Bank’s Exclusive Discount on Certification Classes

March 20, 2024

We are thrilled to announce a special, limited-time offer that can propel your career to new heights—and it’s all thanks to the generous support of Truist Bank.

SSBCI Revenue-Based Financing Award: Grow America Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

March 13, 2024

Grow America is requesting proposals from qualified organizations to partner with Grow America as a Contractor to assist in managing a revenue-based financing program in Washington State’s SSBCI Program.

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Working Capital

February 27, 2024

If we had to choose the most vital ingredient for small business success, proper working capital management would top the list. Effectively managing working capital can make the difference between a business that grows smoothly and one that sputters down the road.

Grow America Diaries: Ted Macke, CPA for DKN Ready Mix

February 27, 2024

Ted Macke, the CPA for DKN Ready Mix shares his perspective on how SBA 7(a) financing from Grow America helped his business grow and why having a team you can trust is critical.