Eight counties | 36 cities | one region

a voluntary council of local governments
serving the missouri meramec area.

Businesses looking to start up or expand in the Meramec Region will find an abundance of financing tools – ranging from loans to tax credits – to assist them along the way.

Country Feeds in St. James, MO is a family owned feed store that used funding through MRPC’s RLF program.

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Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 Loan Program
This loan program assists new and expanding businesses with projects involving fixed assets, such as land, buildings, machinery and equipment and debt refinance. Total project may be from $50,000 and up. The applicant must participate with a private lender. Typical loans require at least 10 percent investment by the applicant, 50 percent by the private lender and the remaining 40 percent (or a maximum of $5,000,000; for small manufacturers $5,500,000) by SBA. The SBA portion of the 504 loan will be at a fixed rate for a fixed term, up to 25 years depending on the use of proceeds. One job per $65,000 must be created or retained or must meet other economic goals. SBA loan applications are prepared by the MRPC staff.

MRDC Loan Application 2018
Loan Packaging Checklist 2018
Contact: Maria Bancroft, Meramec Regional Development Corp., 4 Industrial Drive, St. James, MO 65559 at 573-265-2993 Ext. 114.

Meramec Regional Planning Commission Revolving Loan Funds (RLF & IRP)
This is a local fund designed to provide loan money to small businesses in Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties in order to induce private lenders’ participation in projects that will retain or create employment. The Revolving Loan Fund can provide up to 40 percent of the funding or a maximum of $100,000, funding 50 percent with a private lender and the applicant supplying 10 percent. One job must be created or retained for each $20,000 of RLF requested. Loan applications are prepared and serviced by the MRPC staff.
MRDC Loan Application 2018
Loan Packaging Checklist 2018
Contact: Maria Bancroft, Meramec Regional Development Corp., 4 Industrial Drive, St. James, MO 65559 at 573-265-2993 Ext. 114.

United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development – Business & Industry Loan Guarantees
This program guarantees loans by eligible local lenders to businesses that benefit rural areas through creation and maintenance of employment. Priority is given to applications for loans in rural communities of 25,000 or less population. Maximum guarantee is limited to $25 million. For more information, contact your local USDA office.

Missouri Department of Agriculture – Financial Assistance
The Missouri Department of Agriculture programs provide a variety of loan, loan guarantees and grant programs for agribusiness pursuits.
Contact: Missouri Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 630, 1616 Missouri Blvd., Jefferson City, Mo. 65102-0630, (573)751-4762.
Email: abd@mda.mo.gov

Missouri First Linked Deposit
This program facilitates a lower interest rate on loans to approved businesses. Eligible businesses include new, existing or expanding firms.
Contact: Missouri State Treasurer’s Office, P.O. Box 210, Jefferson City, Mo. 65102, 573-751-2372.
Email: info@treasurer.mo.gov