Top SBA and USDA Lender
First Southwest Bank is one of the state's best SBA lenders - included in the top 25 in 2014. We're also widely-known as one of the most active USDA lenders in the state. That means we know the ins and outs of the Small Business Administration's and government financing programs and can help you navigate through to get the best credit enhanced program for you. Our expert, Sherry Waner, is waiting to hear from you! To read about how we assisted White Rock Specialties in Mosca, Colorado with their growth through a USDA program, click here.
Unique Lending Programs
The First Southwest Community Fund Intermediary Relending Program (IRP) provides low cost loans to businesses in rural communities that create jobs. For each proposed IRP project, First Southwest Community Fund will evaluate the benefits to rural development at large, the partner organizations that can assist, and the impacts that can be tracked as a result of the investment.
Learn more about our unique lending program through the First Southwest Community Fund at fswcf.org.
Additionally, First Southwest Bank is proud to receive $5,000,000 through the USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Program. First Southwest Bank was one of 26 entities nationwide, and the only one in Colorado, to receive an award in 2016. This money will be used to facilitate funding for critical community facilities and nonprofits, such as libraries, fire stations and police stations, which often face unique roadblocks to securing funding. If you work for, or know of, a critical community facility that needs funding, Sherry Waner would love to meet with you.
We're In the AG Business Too
What we grow is YOUR agricultural business! And we do that by knowing AG lending. We've been a big part of helping Agricultural Businesses grow in the San Luis Valley for years and have expanded that expertise to all of the markets we serve in Southwest Colorado.
We have experienced teams in all of our branches. Please give us a call. Or feel free to contact Jeni Jack-Goodwin, our bank's President, directly at 719.587.4200 extension 4225.