The business lending trend

| Print |  Email
Articles - January 2013
Monday, December 10, 2012

 

BY BRANDON SAWYER

Business lending nationally is almost back to 2008 levels, but small businesses are getting less, particularly in Oregon. While the SBA’s Portland District loaned a record-breaking $428.7 million in 2012, much of the volume was commercial real estate refinancing into the SBA’s 504 loan program. And even though SBA lending is up, the far larger marketplace of FDIC-insured commercial banks and savings institutions has been shunning small business. Loans of $1 million or less from such banks have been on a steady decline in Oregon and nationwide. Because the state has a higher proportion of small business, it lags the country for lending growth. Total business loans grew 15% in the U.S. this year, but only 2% in Oregon.

0113 ByTheNumbers 01

0113 ByTheNumbers 02

 

More Articles

Staffing Challenge

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY KIM MOORE

A conversation with Greg Lambert, president of Mid Oregon Personnel Services.


Read more...

Flattery with Numbers

July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT

The false promise of economic impact statements.


Read more...

Department of Self-Promotion

Linda Baker
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

061715-awards1Oregon Business wins journalism awards.


Read more...

Up on the Roof

September 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

In 2010 Vanessa Keitges and several investors purchased Portland-based Columbia Green Technologies, a green-roof company. The 13-person firm has a 200% annual growth rate, exports 30% of its product to Canada and received its first infusion of venture capital in 2014 from Yaletown Venture Partners. CEO Keitges, 40, a Southern Oregon native who serves on President Obama’s Export Council, talks about market innovation, scaling small business and why Oregon is falling behind in green-roof construction. 


Read more...

Light Reading

September 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Ask any college student: Textbook prices have skyrocketed out of control. Online education startup Lumen Learning aims to bring them down to earth.


Read more...

Money Troubles

September 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
BY DAN COOK

The state’s angel investing fund gets hammered in Salem.


Read more...

Living the dream

News
Friday, August 21, 2015

smugglespearsthumbRenee Spears, founder and owner of Portland-based Rose City Mortgage, is hot to trot to sell pot.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS