The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development believes that small businesses are the engine that drives our economy. The department offers loans and business growth tools to new and expanding small businesses and nonprofit organizations whose efforts help improve and revitalize existing commercial districts and town centers. Our Neighborhood BusinessWorks loan program is used by small businesses and lending partners to provide financing options during all phases of business growth. The department is seeking to strengthen our partnerships with banks, community development financial institutions (CDFI’s) and mixed-use developers to explore how to help lenders and entrepreneurs turn business plans into actual, brick and mortar businesses.
Small Business Lending Solutions
Looking to start or expand your business? The Opportunity Zone program may be a great way to source additional capital and receive federal tax incentives.
Small businesses and startups in Maryland can get help to grow through a range of financing programs available from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) The State Small Business Credit Initiative will provide funding for small business financing programs, including capital access programs; loan participations; loan guarantees; collateral support, and; venture equity programs.
Project Restore provides financial support to Maryland’s new or expanding businesses to help incentivize commercial investment in vacant retail and commercial properties.
Support Businesses in Your Community with Lending Solutions
Learn how Neighborhood BusinessWorks can help support local businesses and entrepreneurs