Established with the passage of the American Small Business Act in 1953, the  U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and to strengthen the overall economy of the U.S. Simply stated in the SBA’s mission statement, ” The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.”

The SBA delivers its services through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. Here are phone numbers and links to the various offices and locations where you can reach the appropriate SBA office.

There are three types of offices in this list:

   I. District (typically, the  SBA office closest to you)
 II. Regional
III. National Headquarters

 I. District Offices

SBA’s District Offices are responsible for the delivery of SBA’s many programs and services throughout the country. Services available and administered through SBA District Offices include:

  • Free counseling, advice, and information on starting a business through SCORE.
  • Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders.
  • Free consulting services through the network of Small Business Development Centers. SBDCs also conduct training events throughout the district – some require a nominal registration fee.
  • Assistance to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals through the Minority Enterprise Development Program.
  • Women’s Business Ownership Representatives are available to advise women business owners.
  • Special loan programs are available for businesses involved in international trade.
  • Guaranteed loans are available for credit-worthy veterans.

1 – The Seattle District Office serves Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, Shoshone counties in Idaho.

2 – The Wichita District Office serves all of Kansas except the following counties, which are served by the Kansas City, Missouri District Office: Anderson, Atchison, Bourbon, Brown, Cherokee, Coffey, Crawford, Doniphan, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Labette, Leavenworth, Linn, Marshall, Miami, Montgomery, Nemaha, Neosho, Osage, Pottawatomie, Shawnee, Wilson, Woodson and Wyandotte.

3 – The Washington, DC District Office serves Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland and Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Virginia.

4 – The Boise District Office serves Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Union and Wallowa counties in Oregon.

5 – The Portland District Office serves Clark, Skamania, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties in Washington.

II. SBA Regional Offices

  • Region I 
    SBA New England | Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont
  • Region II 
    SBA Atlantic | Serving New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and The U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Region III 
    SBA Mid-Atlantic | Serving Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia
  • Region IV 
    SBA Southeast | Serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
  • Region V 
    SBA Great Lakes | Serving Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
  • Region VI 
    SBA South Central | Serving Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
  • Region VII 
    SBA Great Plains | Serving Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska
  • Region VIII 
    SBA Rocky Mountains | Serving Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming
  • Region IX 
    SBA Pacific | Serving Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, and Nevada
  • Region X 
    SBA Pacific Northwest | Serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

III. SBA Headquarters, Washington, DC

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