Founded in 1979, CSRA Business Lending is a 501-C-3 private non-profit mission based small business lending company focused on economic and community development in Georgia and South Carolina. 

Through partnerships with the United States Small Business Administration, the Department of Commerce, and the Department of Agriculture, CSRA creates jobs and economic development through our SBA-504 Program and CSRA Direct Loan Program.

Started by and still affiliated with the CSRA Regional Commission, we are able to share staff resources, which keeps our operating and overhead costs down and allows us to reinvest in our small business development mission. CSRA is governed by a voluntary Board of 15 business and community leaders in the two states we serve.

Growing a business you have to make the right choices, and we made the right choice when our banker introduced us to CSRA to help fund our growth.
— Trip Derryberry and Roej English, Owners of Reliable Equipment in Martinez, GA


Over our 32 year history, CSRA has funded over 800 projects totaling over half a billion dollars and reinvested and returned more than $3.0 million in excess revenues into our loan programs and mission.