Loan Programs

For more information on any of the loan programs listed below, contact Ryan Whitehead, Business Finance Program Manager at 307.777.2882 or ryan.whitehead@wyo.gov.



Wyoming Partnership Challenge Loan

The Wyoming Business Council can partner with a local economic development organization so that combined loan proceeds assist a business "third party loan recipient." The state portion of matching funds must be secured, cannot exceed $500,000 and have a maximum loan term of 10 years.


Wyoming Partnership Bridge Loan

The Wyoming Business Council can participate with a local lender on a loan to a business. The state's portion of the participation may be up to 35% of the project (maximum of $500,000) in a shared note and collateral position with the local lender.


Wyoming Partnership Guaranteed Loan Participation

A provision of financing by the Wyoming Business Council participating with a lender that has secured a federal guarantee loan (i.e.: SBA, USDA) to guarantee repayment of a loan made to a business. The maximum participation by the Business Council shall be 50% of the loan, or $1,000,000, whichever is less.


Wyoming Main Street Loan Participation

The Wyoming Business Council can participate with a local lender on a loan to a building owner for building improvements to maintain the structure’s historical character. The state's portion of the participation may be up to 75% of the loan (maximum of $100,000) in a shared note and collateral position with the local lender.


Wyoming Participation Loan Guarantee

A provision of financing by the Wyoming Business Council in which the Council guarantees a portion of a bank loan made to a business.


Wyoming Participation Challenge Loan Certification


Economic Disaster Loan

A direct loan to a business in a qualifying “economic disaster area” for the amount of actual loss incurred. Economic disaster areas must be designated by the Council. Loans to businesses must be secured, cannot exceed $500,000 and have a repayment term of 10 years.


Natural Gas Fueling Infrastructure Loans

A direct loan to a business for the purpose of financing qualifying costs to install a functioning natural gas filling station to fuel motor vehicles which operate on natural gas as a transportation fuel.