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The Progress Fund provides small business loans and business coaching to businesses in the tourism, local foods and manufacturing industries in the region. They have helped a range of businesses including: restaurants, bed & breakfasts, small inns and hotels, outdoor outfitters, bicycle and canoe rentals, retailers from gift shops to clothiers, coffee shops, general stores, local foods producers, wineries, breweries and spirit distillers, small-scale manufacturers and professional services firms.  

The Progress Fund helps new entrepreneurs, expanding small businesses, trail-related businesses and growing nonprofits. Their financial products include:

  • Start-up loans
  • Expansion loans
  • Bridge loans,
  • Refinancing to improve cash-flow, and
  • Construction loans



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