The Appalachian Growth Capital is a non-profit 501(c)3, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), servicing Ohio’s 32-Appalachian counties.

Did you know that CDFIs are 28 percent more likely to approve loans to companies than small banks and 71 percent more likely than large banks?

Our mission is to help small and middle size businesses in the Region grow and prosper by providing low cost loans and technical assistance.

AGC’s Impact in Appalachian Ohio

Since 2020 (Updated Quarterly)


Loans Made to Businesses


Loan Capital Disbursed


Projected Retained & Created

$1:$12 ROI (Public:Private)

Investment Impact

Funding growth can be a challenge for businesses but AGC understands that supporting businesses creates jobs and strengthens communities by growing the local economy. AGC’s flexible terms helps businesses who have a hard time qualifying for conventional lending. And, we help coordinate your loan needs by connecting you with other possible partners including peer CDFIs, banks, and non-traditional lenders.