Main Street Loan Program

Main Street Loan program is a unique financing tool that is available for the region’s downtown neighborhood businesses. Small businesses can access capital to purchase equipment, renovate storefronts, or other business needs. The program is easy to apply to and flexible and can help a business grow and succeed. Call us today to learn more! Ken Wilson is available at (603) 366-8069 or to discuss how our revolving loan fund may assist you in meeting your business goals.

Main Street Loans - The Basics

  • Applicant business must be located in or planning to locate in a central business district or Main Street district in Belknap County. (In Laconia, this includes the business districts of downtown, Lakeport, and Weirs Beach.)

  • Maximum loan is $10,000.

  • Interest rates around 7%.

  • Requires a credit check and some form of collateral to secure the loan.

Wayfarer Coffee Roasters owners, Karen Bassett, Ben Bullerwell, & Reuben Bassett have worked with Belknap EDC in planning for their continued growth in the Lakes Region.

Belknap EDC will respond to your initial inquiry within two business days. Loans that move forward to closing generally will take two weeks.


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