Business Lending

We generate economic growth and opportunity by leveraging resources and financing your business’s next step in success. As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and a US Small Business Administration (SBA) lender, we have loans available for up to $5.5 million that help start-up and existing small businesses statewide.

Loan Types

  • 01

    SBA 7a Community Advantage Loans

    Up to $250,000 for start-ups and existing businesses.

  • 02

    SBA 504 Loans

    Up to $5.5m – fixed rate for start-ups and existing businesses.

  • 03

    EMDC Direct Loans

    Fixed rate for start-ups and existing businesses.

  • 04

    RLF Loans

    EMDC will offer RLF Loans again in the future. Please check back or contact us at for more information.

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    In small business loans

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    Jobs created or retained

  • $ 0

    Leveraged in private capital

Success Story

Jenna Biehn, Marketing Director, Ntension, Hermon Maine

Through our partnership with Eastern Maine Development Corporation, we have grown industry building connections that have led to multiple expansions and have received funding solutions that foster that growth.

With the help of EMDC’s Workforce Services, we partnered with local high schools and vocational education programs and are committed to hiring Maine workers. On any tradeshow floor, union foremen are excited to work with a Maine company due to our state’s reputation for hard work and dedication. Ntension began with three employees from the local area and has grown to be staffed at any given time with over sixty local employees.

We leveraged the funding we received through EMDC’s lending program to grow from a single suite in 2006 to a 52,000 square foot flagship facility in 2014 that has set us apart as an industry leader. We operate the only multi-truss system that spans over 8,000’. The decision to open a manufacturing facility in Maine was spurred by the quality of workers in the area.

In the Spring of 2019, Ntension will release a new product line that will change the face of the tradeshow industry. This product line has led to a footprint expansion in our facility, new machinery, and added jobs within our company. As the company grows and expands to add more facilities and products, we will proudly call Maine our home, and the hub of all operations.

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