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  • Begin New Venture Center
    Begin New Venture Center offers business assistance to start-ups, early-stage companies, and non-profit organizations.
  • Business Associations and Community Partners
    Links to Business Associations serving the City of St. Louis.
  • Business Consortium Fund
    The Business Consortium Fund provides contract financing to certified minority businesses through a network of local participating banks and National Minority Supplier Development Council affiliates.
  • Business License Information
    Describes procedure for obtaining a business license with the City of St. Louis, exemptions or special requirements.
  • Business Site Selection
    Site Selection assists businesses in selecting office and industrial buildings and vacant land sites within the City of St. Louis.
  • Center for Emerging Technology
    The Center for Emerging Technologies serves the St. Louis Metropolitan Region and the State of Missouri by working to develop the infrastructure necessary to support technology-driven economic development.
  • Community Partners in Business Development
    Commercial District Managers work with many organizations to facilitate business development in St. Louis.
  • Enhanced Enterprise Zone
    Both the City and State offer tax incentives to businesses investing within certain areas of the City called the Enhanced Enterprise Zone.
  • Facade Program Overview
    Overview of the Facade or Neighborhood Commercial District Improvement Program (NCDIP). Including eligible applicants, eligible projects, and the application process.
  • Grace Hill Women's Business Center
    Grace Hill Women's Business Center provides direct services to minority and women entrepreneurs.
  • Justine Petersen Housing and Reinvestment Corporation
    Find a description of programs, services and contact information for Justine Petersen Housing and Reinvestment Corporation.
  • LDC Commercial Loan
    The St. Louis Local Development Co. (LDC) has the ability to provide direct, low interest, subordinated loans for working capital, equipment purchase, land and building acquisition, and construction or leasehold improvements.
  • Missouri Linked Deposit Program
    Missouri Linked Deposit Program is a state administered program that invests in approved banks that ultimately result in reduced interest passed on to Missouri small businesses.
  • Missouri Quality Jobs
    Missouri Department of Economic Development-administered tax incentive program targeted towards technology, small business, and high impact businesses. Certain industries are excluded.
  • Missouri Small Business Development Center
    Missouri Small Business Development Center delivers up-to-date counseling, training and technical assistance in all aspects of small business management.
  • Neighborhood Commercial District Improvement Program
    This program works to stabilize and revitalize commercial business districts and assists small businesses that serves these neighborhoods.
  • Real Estate Tax Abatement
    Tax abatement for real estate development in the City of St. Louis.
  • Rebuilding Communities
    Rebuilding Communities Tax Act provides State tax incentives for eligible businesses which relocate or invest in a designated 'Rebuilding Community.' The entire City of St. Louis is eligible for this program.
  • Resources for Missouri, Inc.
    Resources for Missouri, Inc. is an intermediary lender for the SBA's Micro Loan Program available to entrepreneurs operating existing or start-up businesses that have not been able to obtain traditional financing.
  • SBA 504 Loan Program
    SBA 504 loans are geared toward healthy, expanding for-profit businesses seeking long term, low down-payment financing for major fixed assets. It cannot be used for working capital or inventory.
  • SBA 7(a) Loan Guaranty Program
    SBA 7(a) Loan Guaranty Program enables lenders to provide financing to small businesses when funding is otherwise unavailable on reasonable terms.
  • Small Loan Advantage Initiative
    SBA's Small Loan Advantage Initiative (SLA) lending is available to entrepreneurs that meet the normal requirements for an SBA business loan guaranty and have an average, or better, credit score and financing needs of $350,000, or less. Most commercial banks are able to make SBA-guaranteed loans, including the SLA and Standard 7(a) Loan Program and International Trade Loan. Contact a commercial loan officer at the bank of your choice for more information or call the SBA's St. Louis District Office at 314-539-6600 and ask for a lender relations specialist for more information.
  • St. Louis Business Development Fund
    The St. Louis Business Development Fund is a risk lending pool for projects considered too risky for conventional financing. There is no company size or industry limit.
  • St. Louis Enterprise Centers-Midtown
    St. Louis Enterprise Centers-Midtown is an affordable incubation center for local entrepreneurs.
  • Urban Enterprise Loan
    Brief description and contact information for Urban Enterprise Loan

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