Investing Overview

You shop local and buy local – but do you invest local?

Put your money to work where you live, by making an investment in Mountain BizWorks. We rely on investments from individuals and institutions to make loans to local small businesses that create jobs and help grow our local economy.

The money that people and institutions invest in Mountain BizWorks, combined with our own capital, creates the pool of funds from which we lend to help small businesses start, grow and create jobs.

Investors can invest as little as $1,000 and choose terms as short as one year or as long as 7 years. Investors receive a fixed-rate annual simple interest return of up to 3%.

Contact: Matthew Raker, Director of Community Investments & Impact,

Resources for Investors

AERIS Reporting

Mountain BizWorks is a private, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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New to local investing? Read more about how it works and the impact it has on the region.

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You can also donate to Mountain BizWorks. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Mountain BizWorks relies on donations and grants to provide our business classes and coaching, and to provide specialized services for low-income and minority entrepreneurs.

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.

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