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

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Kansas City District Office  - September 2019

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SBA Loans – August 2019


# of loans made – 59

Loan amount - $34,656,600

County with highest loan count – Johnson, KS (15 loans)

County with highest loan amount (cumulative) – Jackson, MO ($12,710,700)

Top lender(s) by loan count – Bank of the Prairie, Core Bank and U.S. Bank, National Association - (4 loans each)

Top lender by loan amount (cumulative) – Live Oak Banking Company ($6,223,000)


Small Businesses Receiving Federal Contracts – Oct 2018 thru August 2019

# of offer letters received – 81

Total dollar value of contracts - $779,832,915.56

# of small businesses receiving offer letters – 19

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2020 National Small Business Week Award Nominations is Now Open!

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has celebrated the inspiring achievements of America’s small businesses and the countless contributions they make to their local communities, and to our nation’s economy.

“We are proud to recognize the small business owners that have made it their mission to support their communities and drive the entrepreneurial spirit forward,” SBA Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton said. “A National Small Business Week award is one of the nation’s highest honors for small business achievement. Please take a moment to visit to nominate a deserving small business owner in your area. I wish all of our nation’s small businesses the best of luck and look forward to their nomination.” Small businesses can self-nominate! Please click here to learn more about the SBA Awards given in celebration of National Small Business Week from May 3-9, 2020.


We Want to Hear From You!

Do you have three minutes? Take SBA’s Customer Experience Feedback Survey to help us better serve you. Your feedback is valuable and will help us better determine how we can improve our services. This survey is intended for current and prospective small business owners who have interacted with an SBA office. All responses are anonymous. Thank you in advance for your time.

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SBA Lender Updates

SBA Lender

SBA offers other financing options that may be relevant to your business needs:

Disaster Assistance Loans:   SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and most private nonprofit organizations. SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets. Learn More!

Export Assistance Loans:  There are three loan types that can provide loans, lines of credit, and working capital for businesses that are exporting, plan to export, or who have been negatively impacted by imports. Learn More!

Surety Bonds:  A surety bond is a document signed by the contractor and the surety company that assures the project owner the contract will be completed. Contractors obtain surety bonds from surety companies or agents representing surety companies. SBA helps small contractors by guaranteeing bid, performance, and payment bonds issued by participating surety companies for contracts up to $6.5 million. SBA can guarantee a bond for a contract up to $10 million if a Federal contracting officer certifies that SBA's guarantee is necessary for the small business to obtain bonding. Learn More!  

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, Branch Manager/PIO – Springfield Branch, (417) 890-8501

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