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Get to know Northern Initiatives

Jun 22, 2022 9:30:00 AM / by Northern Initiatives posted in Inclusive Economy, Business Resources

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Know Your Lender: Northern Initiatives

Where do they work: All 83 counties in Michigan

What they are: A CDFI! Huh?

Northern Initiatives is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that focuses on providing loans when family wealth is not an option. They provide the types of loans that banks won’t do, can’t do, or shouldn’t do. Typically this is because of low credit scores or lack of equity or collateral to meet traditional bank standards.

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Northern Initiatives working to fix PPP disparity

May 5, 2021 9:12:01 AM / by Northern Initiatives posted in Inclusive Economy, Business Resources

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Did you miss out on the first round of the Payroll Protection Program? Northern Initiatives can help!

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