Dakota Certified Development Corporation has been providing capital for growth through the
Small Business Administration’s 504 Loan program since 1983. In 1996 the corporation began a
new chapter. Incorporated as a separate organization, Dakota CDC, a private not-for-profit
501(c) (3) emerged as an organization with its own name, its own identity and an agenda
that requires a statewide presence.
A second office was established in Bismarck to serve small business and lenders in
western North Dakota. Additional programs have been offered by adding Rural Development’s
IRP loan program, the SBA MicroLoan program, the Main Street loan program and the Impact IRP.
The mission of Dakota CDC is all about cultivating the success of businesses in North Dakota
and western Minnesota. We do this by providing exceptional financing solutions in a supportive
and creative environment delivered by dedicated, experienced lending staff who strive to grow the
economy and provide access to quality jobs.