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(as of 02/08/16)

Prime Rate:  3.25%
504 Rate:  4.831%

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A Leader in Small Business Lending

Business Development Corporation of SC (BDC) was established in 1958 by the South Carolina State Legislature to promote business and industry within the state. BDC is a non-bank commercial lending company specializing in the SBA 7(a) loan guaranty program.

Certified Development Corporation of SC (CDC), a sister corporation of BDC, has participated in providing financial assistance to businesses since 1994. CDC specializes in SBA 504 debenture financing — all of which are limited to the state of South Carolina.

Both BDC and CDC serve a unique role in South Carolina's economic picture, primarily by providing promising businesses a source for commercial loans not usually undertaken by traditional lending institutions.

Since 1958, BDC and CDC have approved more than 2,625 loans totaling in excess of $1.5 billion, making us leaders in economic development lending and job creation in South Carolina.

Download BDC / CDC general information brochure here (PDF)