Community banks in western Washington. despite gains by big banks, still snap Lip more than half of all Small Business Administration guarantees issued by the agency's Seattle office.

In fiscal 1993, that office guaranteed $129 million in small-business loans -- with $69 million of the guarantees issued through small banks.

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