Investing in projects that create new jobs for our community.
At a Glance
UMEZ invests in projects that create new jobs for our community as well as those that would be under capitalized without our loan capital. Rather than competing with traditional lenders, we tend to augment (or “gap fund”) the level of private capital provided to create adequately funded projects.
Business Investment Loans
UMEZ provides loans from $1 million to $10 million to businesses and developers that will provide substantial job creation and stimulate economic development..
Small Business Loans (BRISC)
UMEZ formed BRISC to provide loans to small businesses for $250,000 or less.
UMEZ partners with microlenders to help entrepeneurs build small businesses to create better lives for their families.