About CIC

Supporting small business growth in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

CIC has been providing financing opportunities to small businesses for nearly 50 years. CIC is not a bank. We are an economic development lender with a mission to help grow existing businesses and encourage new business start-ups. We do this by lending money, sometimes in partnership with banks and sometimes independently.

Because we offer specialty loan products through the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA), we are in the unique position of being able to provide practical guidance to small business entrepreneurs who seek funding through CIC in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and parts of Massachusetts.

So if you are an entrepreneur with an idea who needs more power to turn that idea into reality, you have landed in the right place! We are the home of Lending Power, and we look forward to helping you.

Expertise, Dedication, Mission-Driven

When you choose a lending partner, you are entrusting your business to their care. At CIC we respect the trust relationship and we work hard to earn that trust with every client we serve. At the end of the day, our goal is to meet your expectations and provide superior customer service throughout the funding process and beyond.

Our Expertise Makes The Process Efficient

CIC brings decades of SBA expertise to every loan transaction. We are both a partner and an SBA resource. Whether you are a seasoned SBA program user or an SBA newbie, we are here to answer questions and manage the SBA process. Like you, our success is measured by the number of quality deals we get across the finish line, so it goes without saying – we use our SBA skills to get each loan approved and closed as quickly as possible. 

We Are Dedicated To Your Success

Since 1973, CIC has been dedicated to assisting small businesses that have great ideas and need more power to grow them.  That power to grow comes not only from the money we lend, but also from the business advice we can provide.  Whether you are a small business owner, a banker, a CPA, a realtor, or an economic development professional, every client referral to CIC represents an opportunity for us to help other businesses secure financing from our specialty programs and to provide the guidance they need to succeed.  

Our Mission Is To Provide Opportunities

CIC is an engine for economic growth in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.  Because we are mission-based, we continually reinvest excess income from our SBA 504 Program to support our Community Lending programs that provide opportunities for small businesses, create jobs, and build our local economies.

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