ECIA Business Growth

A regional response to local needs

7600 Commerce Park
Dubuque, IA 52002
800-942-4648 (Iowa Only)

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Loan Programs

Economic Development Administration Revolving Loan Fund

The EDA Revolving Loan Fund supplies up to $250,000, to purchase fixed assets and targets manufacturing, high tech, and service industries located in Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, and Jackson Counties.

Eligible Projects

Fixed-asset acquisition or expansion including:

• Purchase of land and/or construction of new buildings
• Purchase and/or renovation of existing buildings
• Acquisition/installation of machinery or equipment
• Financing of working capital in special situations


Low down payment - as little as 10%. Allows the small business owner to preserve critical working capital

Flexible term - flexible, but typically 7 year terms

Low interest rate available!

Lending Parameters

$250,000 Maximum project size

1.5% processing fee and legal costs, no servicing fee

Goal of 1 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) position created for each $65,000 ($100,000) lent within 2 years

Collateral required, lien position may be subordinated to private lender

Personal Guarantee usually required, other security as necessary

Approval of the E.C.I.A. Business Growth, Inc. Board of Directors


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