Top Columbus SBA lenders ranked by number of 2018 loans

Chloe Teasley
Huntington Bank is the region's leading SBA lender.

The Columbus CEO SBA lenders leaderboard, which has been published from 2008-13 and 2017-now, this year shows that Huntington Bank, Ohio Statewide Development Corporation and Heartland Bank are Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively, in the state for government-backed loans to small businesses. Huntington loaned $96 million in 7(a) loans and 504 projects in 2018, Ohio Statewide Development Corporation loaned $17 million in 504 projects in 2018 and Heartland Bank loaned $13.9 total across both kinds of loans. 

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 Here is the ranking of the region's top SBA lenders.

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