Richmond District Nationwide
  2001 2006 2001 2006
Small businesses counseled by the SBA and its partners 11,515 24,744 1,214,011 1,527,729
7(a) loans approved 440 1,109 42,957 97,290
Percentage of 7(a) and 504 loan dollars to African Americans 4.7% 7.4% 3.1% 3.4%
Dollar value of approved 7(a) loans (millions) $112 $169 $9,894 $14.524
Annual budget (in millions)* $2.2 $1.7 $674 $443
Number of employees* 30 17 2,971 2,147

* Excludes disaster lending and congressional earmarks

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