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Announcing: 25 Year Option for SBA 504 Program

SBA just announced the 25 year option is now available under the SBA 504 program! This is in addition to the 10 and 20 year loans that are currently available.


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Expand Your Limits!

When you partner with FDDC on an SBA 504 loan, you jump into a larger pool, not only for your business client, but also your lending institution.


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Own The Business? Own The Building!

One way to reduce expenses and gain equity is for a small business owner to consider purchasing a building instead of leasing space for their business.


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Needleworks Sewing Center Receives Loan

Needleworks Sewing Center has found a new home at 216 East Kemp in Watertown, South Dakota, with the assistance of First District’s Intermediary Relending Program Loan Funds (IRP).


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FDDC Awards Mike Kluck 2017 Lender of the Year

At First District Development Company’s Annual Celebration held on November 30, 2017, Mike Kluck of Dacotah Bank in Watertown, was the recipient of the 2017 Lender of the Year award.


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Fiberglass Specialties, Watertown, SD

While exploring the need to expand his business, owner of Fiberglass Specialties in Watertown, South Dakota, Bob Snell, avoided a new construction project and solved his problem when the building next door came up for sale.


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New SBA Franchise Directory

Lenders and CDCs will no longer have to review franchise documentation or undergo a pre-application franchise review by SBA. Effective January 1, 2018, SBA has a new SBA Franchise Directory of all franchise and other brands reviewed by SBA that are eligible for SBA financial assistance.



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Do-it-Yourself Construction with SBA 504

SBA’s guidelines allow a borrower to act as their own contractor on a 504 project where construction and/or installation of machinery and equipment are involved, if the following three criteria are met:


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Meet FDDC’s Newest Board Member

First District Development Company’s Board of Directors is made up of eleven individuals from various walks of life. In addition to making decisions on small business loan applications, the FDDC Board is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Certified Development Company. We’d like to introduce you to our newest Board member—Paul Moore.

Paul Moore, Business Banking Manager at Great Western Bank in Watertown, South Dakota, grew up near Estelline, South Dakota, where he attended high school.