Businesses in underserved communities often struggle with a lack of access to affordable loan opportunities and financial capital. In many instances, businesses would expand their operations, make business improvements, and hire more workers with increased access to low-cost loans.
Business Invest is a business-focused impact investment loan program. Through Business Invest, the Treasurer’s Office partners with approved financial institutions to provide business loans -- either lower rate loans, or loans to a business or non-profit that would not otherwise qualify -- to facilitate capital to underserved communities. This provides an opportunity for the Treasurer’s Office to stimulate business growth and economic activity while earning a competitive return for the State.
For more information about the Business Invest - CUP program, click here
For more information about the Illinois Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program, click here