First Union Corp. and SunTrust Banks Inc. are offering below-prime-rate financing to help small manufacturers in Florida as part of a state program to encourage business growth.

"We'll help the businesses grow and get entrenched in the community," said William Serravezza, senior credit officer for SunTrust Banks of Florida. "As the community grows, we grow."

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