Banks in the central and southeast regions of the country have a way with small business lending.

According to information gleaned from the annual survey of small business loans taken from call reports every June 30, banks in these two regions accounted for 41% of small loans to businesses nationwide. Combined, the two regions accounted for $64.8 billion of the $158.1 billion in loans of less than $1 million to businesses outstanding at June 30, the most recent reporting period for these loans.

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