Small biz lender changes name to Pathway Lending

Small business lender Southeast Community Capital Corp., which has an office in Knoxville, has changed its name to Pathway Lending.

The change comes as the Nashville-based company recently achieved $40 million in lending to businesses across Tennessee.

“”We’ve been providing entrepreneurs in the region with access to capital for over 10 years,” Clint Gwin, Pathway Lending president said in a news release. “We may have a new name, but our commitment to the community and our dedication to assisting businesses with the loan products and services they need to grow and succeed has not changed.”

Read my recent column on Pathway Lending (Southeast Community Capital) and the Tennessee Rural Opportunity fund here.

Pathway Lending’s website is here.


Since it was founded in 1999 Pathway Lending has providing funding to more than 350 businesses statewide.

Pathway has offices in Nashville, Knoxville, Tri-Cities, and Jackson. It’s largest loan fund is the Rural Opportunity Fund, a partnership with the state of Tennessee and members of the Tennessee Banker’s Association.

The Rural Fund focuses on providing capital to small businesses in rural communities. Pathway has other funds that provide funding to businesses in metro areas.