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Learn more about eligibility and application requirements, fill out our New Client Questionnaire, and download your LDC Loan Application.

LDC Client Criteria

LDC Staff is meeting potential borrowers by appointment only.  Please contact a representative to discuss a meeting.

Loan amounts normally don’t exceed $250,000

Your business must be located in the LDC’s lending area

Your business cannot be:


Your business has been unable to obtain bank financing

Typical Turndown Reasons:

Industry type

Insufficient cash flow

Personal Credit History / Bankruptcy

LDC may provide “gap financing” for LTV policy, Owner Investment, or Exposure reasons

What We’re Looking For


The owner’s credit history (not score)

Background experience – are the owners qualified to run the business?

Ownership – amount of $ (and time) invested in business


Can (does?) the business pay its bills?

Secondary source of income (can the business owner / guarantor personally repay the loan if the business fails?)


Local economic climate of industry & business

Terms of loan:

Intended purpose of loan

How much is requested

Length of loan


The LDC Application Process

To Submit Your Application You’ll Need

LDC Application

Your Business Plan

Business & Personal Federal Tax Returns

Current Business Financials

Personal Financial Statements

Pertinent Legal Information, Insurances, & Leases

Approval Timeline

Application package deadlines are the 1st of the month

The Loan Committee meets the last Thursday of each month.

Financing Terms

Interest Rate – Loans are currently under 10% and Lines of Credit are WSJ Prime + 5%

Fees – 3% origination fee

Repayment terms – Based on use of loan proceeds

Application fee – $100 for startups + $25 for additional owners; additional $155 for existing (D&B)

We’re Flexible

Credit – we’re more concerned with your credit history than score

Collateral – collateral is reviewed case-by-case basis

Terms – our terms are flexible to fit to use of funds

Potential borrowers are encouraged to attend a 1-hour workshop

on how to package a loan request.

Please contact with questions or to register.



  • First and last Tuesday of the month @ 10:00 a.m.
  • First and last Thursday of the month @ 3:30 p.m.
  • Other seminars will be posted on the LDC’s Facebook Page

After your new LDC loan has funded…

New borrowers are required to attend a Borrower Orientation, which is on the second Wednesday each month, at 3:30 p.m.

RSVP to or call 843-973-7298.

Visit our Resources section for  templates for business plans, links to technical assistance partners, and other resources. Use the button below to fill out our New Client Questionnaire and download a loan application.
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