Existing businesses in operation for at least 2 years, no real estate investment or development projects, no financing entities, 4 – 100 employees, revenues between $150,000 and $4 million





Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC), a not for profit California corporation with charitable designation pursuant to the IRC Section 501(C)(3)




$50,000 - $400,000




Secured Small Business Loans made to businesses located in the Metro Los Angeles area for working capital, business purchase, equipment, inventory, tenant improvements



August 2010




The stated maturity of each Small Business Loan, shall be determined on a case-by-case basis, however, such maturity date shall not exceed five (5) years.  No prepayment penalty.




3 points plus out-of-pocket costs



Interest Rate:

Borrowers shall pay VEDC interest rate up to the Yield for three month LIBOR plus 7.5%, per annum, payable on a monthly basis in arrears.


The index of the Yield will be adjusted quarterly and promptly advised to Borrower.




The Small Business Loans shall amortize monthly, with up to a fifteen (15) years amortization schedule, through the stated maturity of each Small Business Loan.



Funding Mechanism:

Funds will be made available through controlled disbursements to vendors or, in the case of working capital, controlled amounts for payroll and operating expenses.










The Collateral shall consist of the following:


1.       A UCC-1 perfected security interest in the each and every collateral provided in conjunction with the Small Business Loan.


2.       Real Estate, may comprise 100% of Collateral with maximum LTV of 75% excluding vacant land and land under construction, based on a current appraisal.

Underwriting, Servicing & Collection:

VEDC shall provide all services to the Small Business Loan Program, with respect to

(i) underwriting, (ii) documentation, (iii) servicing and (iv) collections.



DSC Ratio:

The borrower for each Small Business Loan shall demonstrate ability to generate Net Operating Income, before taxes and debt service, at 1.2:1.00 of debt service for the aggregate of debt amount outstanding.




Each Small Business Loan should be guaranteed for on-going debt service and repayment by corporate and personal guaranty of the respective borrower(s) with 20% or more ownership.




On a quarterly or monthly basis, with respect to each and every Small Business Loan, borrower shall provide VEDC with financial statements and on an annual basis, tax returns.



Collateral Insurance


The Collateral provided for each Small Business Loan, consisting of real assets (inventory and equipment) should be insured in accordance with the VEDC’s insurance requirements.



Program Lenders:


The VEDC will engage with the Community Partners for the later to serve as originators of this Small Business Loan program, subject to their expertise and the extent of contribution.



Public Benefits:

The Small Business Loans, each shall meet either or a combination of the following public benefits:


o    Creation and retention of permanent jobs, with wages at least at not less than the prevailing Living Wage Ordinance, with 51% of the jobs to be for low to moderate-income workforce.



Need more info?  Please contact:

Welmer Jurado, Senior Loan Officer;


Angela Stanislawski, Director of Lending;


Phone: (818) 907-9977   •    Fax: (818) 205-1782

5121 Van Nuys Blvd. 3rd Floor, Van Nuys, CA 91403