Top SBA and USDA Lender
First Southwest Bank is the #1 Colorado-based U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) lender and a Preferred Lender Provider. In 2022 and 2021, we were honored to be named the SBA Community Rural Lender of the Year. 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. To read about how we assisted White Rock Specialties in Mosca, Colorado with their growth through a USDA program, click here.
We also work closely with the State of Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade and Energize Colorado, helping to deploy state government funding throughout rural Colorado.
Please let us know how we can help you. Our expert, Sherry Waner, is waiting to hear from you!
Unique Lending Programs
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 funding is being 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.
Additionally, we regularly partner with the First Southwest Community Fund, our affiliated nonprofit, that provides inclusive and equitable access to capital through a range of innovative programs for rural Colorado entrepreneurs and small business owners–ensuring these businesses have access to the capital they need to grow and enrich their communities. If you are looking to start or scale your small business or non-profit, take a look at our programs and see how we can help at fswcf.org.