Perfect Timing!

With rates at historical lows, it is a good time to consider utilizing an SBA 504 loan. We’re still processing small business loans for expansion, purchase, or to refinance existing real estate loans.

Feeling Lucky?

You will – with the lowest fixed rates in the history of the SBA 504 program!

Both lenders and small business customers benefit from working with FDDC
and the SBA 504 Loan…

Storage Units Eligible Under SBA 504

Purchase or construction of mini warehouses and self-storage units are an eligible use of SBA 504 loan funds. Even better, they are not considered a special purpose property by SBA. This means the small business applicant would be able to get their project underway with the minimum of 10% equity injection, if they are an existing business or have sufficient experience.


The table below outlines a comparison between financing options available to small business clients. While SBA financing traditionally involves fees, because of the long term, low fixed rate of the SBA 504 loan, small businesses can save over a period of time.

Revolving Loan Funds Available

FDDC has been a partner of small businesses for more than 35 years and its experienced staff works to customize a loan product for each of its customers. In addition to the SBA 504 program, First District Development Company offers financial assistance through our Revolving Loan Funds.

Feature 504: Glacial Lakes Ag Supply, Clark, SD

Mike Gruenwald recently and proudly changed his title from tenant to owner of commercial real estate. Aiding in the undertaking, were partner lenders—Reliabank in Watertown and First District Development Company via the SBA 504 loan program. Glacial Lakes Ag Supply—the business Mike owns—is now located in rural Clark County. Mike’s project involved the purchase of land, construction of a new building, and the purchase and installation of new equipment.

Focus on the Future with 504

Focus…Clarity…Vision all come to mind for the new year of 2020. Small businesses are focused on affordable financing, preservation of working capital, and building equity. Partnering with FDDC provides clarity with SBA 504 financing as follows:

FDDC on the Move

We finally followed the advice we give our customers…own your building, invest in your future! For over 35 years, First District Development Company, along with First District Association of Local Governments—a regional planning district, have rented space for their offices in Watertown, South Dakota. We are excited to announce we have moved into our building and are enjoying our new accommodations. We welcome you to stop in and visit us at our new location— 418 18th Ave NE in Watertown.

Feature 504: DeGeest Steel Works Co, Tea, SD

DeGeest Steel Works Co is a third-generation family-owned business founded in 1976 by Clint and Glenyce DeGeest. Today, Scott DeGeest, Derek and Alicia DeGeest, and Matt DeGeest work in the company along with 40 plus employees. The company recently finished another major expansion with the help of financing from First Premier Bank in Sioux Falls and First District Development Company (FDDC) via the SBA 504 loan.