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Grow Shreveport Fund (GSF)

The Grow Shreveport Fund is a unique economic development partnership among the City of Shreveport and the National Development Council (NDC), one of the nation's oldest economic development nonprofit organizations.

NDC is a nationally recognized Small Business Lending Company licensed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and is also a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) as designated by the United States Department of the Treasury, CDFI Fund. Loans are administered through NDC's wholly-owned affiliate, the Grow America Fund (GAF).

How the Grow Shreveport Fund operates:

The City of Shreveport and NDC have established and capitalized the Grow Shreveport Fund (GSF) as an economic development tool designed to assist eligible small businesses within the city to obtain the financing required to grow their small businesses.

The Grow Shreveport Fund (GSF) operates as a community development lender to support the creation of jobs and the expansion of eligible small businesses in underserved areas, particularly minority and women-owned businesses.

Loans made under this program will be underwritten by GAF and guaranteed by the SBA, so each loan must comply with SBA guidelines and procedures.

If you're interested in participating, click here: GSF Loan Program

City of Shreveport, Louisiana