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Community Futures Development Association of BC
Community Futures British Columbia is the association supporting the work of the 34 Community Futures offices in rural and remote British Columbia.
Community Futures offices provide a wide variety of services and tools available to help entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve their goals, including business support services, business planning advice, loans, and self-employment assistance. Compared with other traditional source financing options, the businesses of Community Futures’ clients grow faster and last longer.
Community Futures provides financing alternatives to small and medium enterprises when access to credit is a challenge to starting or growing their business. We are different than a bank and use different lending criteria. We focus on rural development and providing business financing to small local businesses.
Community Futures is a non profit community business financing organization created to support small and medium sized enterprises throughout rural BC, paving the way for diversified local economies and job creation. In 2013, the 34 Community Futures offices in British Columbia gave out more than 600 loans totaling $32 million, which helped create or maintain 2,800 jobs in B.C.