Alternative Lenders Directory

ESD supports Alternative Lenders throughout New York State so they are better able to meet the financing needs of small businesses. This directory allows you to browse alternative lenders by geographic area served. Contact the lenders directly to learn more about programs and services offered, loan amounts, interest rates and terms.

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Western Region Corporation
Theresa Carpenter
95 Perry Street
Ste. 403
Buffalo New York 14203
  • Western NY
  • Allegany County
  • Cattaraugus County
  • Chautauqua County
  • Erie County
  • Niagara County
Loans from $100,000 to $500,000, up to a maximum of 50% of total project cost.
Westminster Economic Development Initiative
Terri Zelasko
436 Grant Street
Buffalo New York 14213
Erie County
  • Western NY
  • Erie County
Loans up to $20,000
Women's Venture Fund
Maria Otero
220 5th Ave
9th Floor
New York New York 10001
  • Mid-Hudson
  • New York City
  • Bronx County
  • Queens County
Offering Loans from $3,000 to $100,000