Monthly Update - U.S. Small Business Administration, Kansas City District Office

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Kansas City District Office  - August 2019

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SBA Loans – July 2019


# of loans made – 67

Loan amount - $26,163,500

County with highest loan count – Jackson, MO (14 loans)

County with highest loan amount (cumulative) – Jackson, MO ($6,354,100)

Top lender(s) by loan count – U.S. Bank, National Association (7 loans)

Top lender by loan amount (cumulative) – OakStar Bank ($3,606,000)


Small Businesses Receiving Federal Contracts – Oct 2018 thru July 2019

# of offer letters received – 67

Total dollar value of contracts - $521,718,638.72

# of small businesses receiving offer letters – 19

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SBA Lender Updates

SBA Lender

SBA 504 Processing Reminders and Note:

Cash flow analysis:   Please include the Project Debt Service (for both SBA and Third Party Lender) in the historical spreads portion of the Repayment Ability analysis in the Lender Credit Memorandum.  This is required to clearly demonstrate that the business can adequately cover the requested debenture and will also help speed up the credit review process, resulting in timely loan decisions.

Credit Elsewhere:  When justifying that some or all of the loan is not available from any of the non-Government sources, please address the liquidity of principals with 20% or more of ownership separately from the lender’s reasons (why the Applicant does not meet the Third Party Lender’s conventional loan policy requirements).

Existing SBA loans:  Besides addressing the performance of the existing SBA loans, comments on any technical default concerns such as reasonable OC-to-EPC rent amount and occupancy requirements are also needed.

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SBA Springfield Branch Office Moved to a New Location!

New Address:

Hammons Tower

901 East St. Louis Street, Suite 704

Springfield, MO 65806

Phone (417) 413-5793

Fax (417) 889-0074


SBA Kansas City District Office Directory

Jon Malcolm Richards, District Director, (816) 426-4903

Dennis Larkin, Deputy District Director, (816) 426-4914

Mike McWhorter, Lead Lender Relations Specialist, (816) 426-4916

Carolina Vargas, Lender Relations Specialist, (816) 426-4913

Ken Surmeier, Business Opportunity Specialist, (816) 426-4919

Ram Basnet, Economic Development Specialist/PIO, (816) 426-4908

Lisa Zimmerman, Lender Relations Specialist – Springfield Branch, (417) 771-8455