Access to Capital


RI Small Business Administration (SBA)

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides the following programs:

7(a) Loan Program

Proceeds may be used to establish a new business or to assist in the acquisition, operation or expansion of an existing business.


504 Loan Program

Offers another avenue for small business financing while promoting growth and job creation.

Microloan Program

Provides small, short-term loans to small businesses and certain types of not-for-profit child-care centers. The maximum loan amount is $50,000, but the average microloan is about $13,000.


Admirals Bank

Bank of America - Rhode Island

Bank Rhode Island

Bristol County Savings Bank

Business Development Company 

Centreville Bank

Citizens Bank

Coastway Community Bank

Commerce RI

CR Advisors

Customers Bank

Dexter Credit Union

Digital Credit Union

Greenwood Credit Union

Independence Bank

J.P. Morgan Chase Bank

Navigant Credit Union

Ocean Capital

Ocean State Business Development Authority

Pawtucket Credit Union

People’s Credit Union

Providence Group, LLC

Rockland Trust

Salem Five


SEED Corporation

TD Bank

U.S. Bank National Association

Washington Trust

Webster Bank

Contact the Chamber

Phone: 401-521-5000
Fax: 401-621-6109
Address:  30 Exchange Terrace
Providence RI 02903
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